Sara Bir

Sara Bir is a contributing writer at Serious Eats.
Location: Marietta, Ohio
Education: Ohio State University, The Culinary Institute of America
  • Sara Bir is a CIA-trained chef and writer who has written for Serious Eats about pawpaws, Midwestern cuisine, the best meat grinders on the market, and foods considered lucky at new years.
  • Sara's interest in wild food inspired her book The Fruit Forager’s Companion (2018), for which she won a 2019 IACP cookbook award, and her other publications include Tasting Ohio (2018) and the recipe zine The Pocket Pawpaw Cookbook (2021).
  • In past lives, Sara has worked as both a sausage cart lackey and chocolate factory tour guide.


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