Born and raised in Ohio, Marissa Sertich Velie grew up eating pierogies and brats, but her insatiable sweet tooth eventually led her The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY.
Marissa has been writing about food on her blog, Dessertation, since 2009, while working her way through the kitchens of Ohio, Massachusetts and New York. She is currently earning her Master's in Food Studies at NYU.
Location: Hudson Valley, NY
Favorite foods: Pierogies with caramelized onions and sour cream, dense chocolate cake, a well-made croissant and anything with lots of butter.