Cathy Barrow

A headshot of Cathy Barrow, a Contributing Writer at Serious Eats
Location: Frederick, Maryland
Education: The George Washington University, Carnegie Mellon University, Mount Holyoke College
Expertise: Baking, Preserving
  • Cathy is an award-winning cookbook author, traveler, cook, and gardener.
  • In addition to Serious Eats, her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Food52.
  • She is the author of four cookbooks: the IACP-award-winning Mrs. Wheelbarrow’s Practical Pantry (2014), James Beard-nominated Pie Squared (2018), When Pies Fly (2019), and Bagels, Schmears, and a Nice Piece of Fish (2022).


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