Sara Dickerman

Special guest

Before settling in as a food writer, I cooked in restaurants for many years, starting in California at Campanile and Chez Panisse before moving to Seattle where I worked at Le Pichet, The Harvest Vine and Vios. Cooking in kitchens gave me a of respect for ingredients, layered flavors, efficiency and frugality that has informed my cooking to this day.

Today my perspective as a writer is also informed by being a working mother, juggling the complexities of daily life, but still striving to bring a little drama to the table every night.

My articles have appeared in The New York Times, Food and Wine, Saveur, Seattle Magazine, The Stranger, Organic Life, Men's Health, and Slate, where my writing won a James Beard Award. Along the way I’ve also been the restaurant critic for The Stranger, the food editor of Seattle Magazine, and a regular guest on Seattle NPR affiliate KUOW.

When I am not writing and developing recipes, I spend as much time outdoors as I can: paddling around the Puget Sound, hiking and skiing in the Cascades, and swimming long distances in nearby lakes and bays.


Sara Dickerman has been a guest on 3 episodes.