August 28, 2022

Never Give Up with Sandra Gutierrez

Sandra Gutierrez chats with us this week about gaining the confidence to write cookbooks and never giving up. She also tells us about her recovery from a broken neck and not knowing if she would live through surgery or ever be able to move again.


Sandra is an expert on Latin American cuisine, a journalist, and a food historian. Her work has been widely published in magazines and in newspapers across the country. 

Her book, The New Southern-Latino Table: Recipes that Bring Together the Bold and Beloved Flavors of Latin America & The American South, is credited with discovering a new culinary movement and her a new culinary movement and is on exhibit at The Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC.

Sandra shares her recipe for Elotes Locos with us. It’s a delicious, quick and easy summer side dish!


Grilled Corn with Crema and Cheese (Elotes Locos)

Makes 6 servings


6 ears of corn on the cob (very fresh corn)

1/2 cup Mexican crema or crème fraiche

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1 cup crumbled Queso Cotija (or Parmesan)

Ancho chile powder (to taste)


      Place corn in a large pot of boiling water and cook for 3-4 minutes; remove from heat; set aside. Heat a grill until moderately hot. Grill corn, turning until slightly charred and tender. In the meantime, combine crema and mayonnaise in a measuring cup; set aside. Place crumbled cheese in a shallow plate.

      When corn is nicely grilled, remove from grill and wrap the bottom ¼ in aluminum foil (to make a handle. Dip into the crema mixture, rolling well until coated. Roll in the cheese to coat; top with as much chile powder as you like. Serve immediately.

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