Sara Bir

Pawpaw Pudding

Pawpaw Pudding Serves 6-12 This is an old-fashioned baked pudding, not as creamy as a custard but smooth and rich, with intriguing caramel notes and an undeni...

Make Time to Discover Pawpaws

Most of the people living in the Mid-Ohio Valley have never tasted a pawpaw. These egg-shaped fruits have a freckled green skin, and look unassuming enough on t...

Find Career Inspiration in Friendship

“I can’t justify meeting up this month,” I’ve thought a few times. “I’ve got way too much work to do.” But then I listen to my gut, make the time, and gladly set off to spend some time with my two fellow solopreneurs. They’ve also become my dear frie...

Pop Culture Nostalgia

We went there on a whim. I’d been to Marietta’s Children’s Toy & Doll Museum before, when I was a kid myself. This was in the 1980s on a Girl Scout field tr...

Sweet Corn Dos and Dont’s

Fresh sweet corn is the ne plus ultra of summer produce. Tomatoes bruise and squish more easily, but it is the deceptively delicate sweet corn that demands spec...

Harvesting Hope: Washington County’s Community Gardens

Surely you've driven past the lush gardens on Hart Street behind Food 4 Less in Marietta.  Have you ever wondered what the storybehind that place is? Are the plots behind the black netting reserved for an elite group of fanatical Master Gardeners? N...

Burger Nirvana at House of Wines

A burger is a burger, unless it’s the House of Wines burger, which is in a class of its own. The patty has a juicy interior, with an outer crust boasting just t...

Harvesting Hope

What happens to the food no one buys at the grocery store? The lopsided apples or the day-old breads? The answer is not a fun one. Most of the time, it goes str...
Sara Bir

Sara Bir

Author

A Marietta native and a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, Sara’s writing has appeared in Best Food Writing 2014, Saveur, Lucky Peach, The Oregonian, and other publications. Her website is www.sausagetarian.com.

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