Sara Bir

Sara Bir

Sara Bir is a chef and a writer living in Marietta, Ohio. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, she left Ohio as a young adult to get lost, and returned years later to find herself. Sara has worked as a chocolate factory tour guide, sausage cart lackey, website editor, recipe tester, restaurant critic, and librarian. In her spare time, Sara enjoys walking in the woods and looking for fruit—a passion that inspired her to write The Fruit Forager's Companion, a foraging how-to with recipes. Her writing has been featured in Saveur, Modern Farmer, Edible Ohio Valley, and Best Food Writing 2014.


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Speaking Engagements

Sara Bir conducts cooking demonstrations and workshops as well as programs on career building, cookbook writing, and food styling. Please visit this link for more about Sara BIr's speaking.


Sara Bir's Books

Tasting Ohio

TASTING OHIO: FAVORITE RECIPES FROM THE BUCKEYE STATE (2018): Dig into Ohio's culinary past, present, and future with 100 recipes from the Buckeye State's best chefs and food producers. Contributors include Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, Cap City Fine Diner, Sokolowski's, The Culinary Vegetable Institute, Michael Anthony's at the Inn, Salazar, and Mecklenburg Gardens. This is a gorgeous book with a full-color photo of every recipe, and it's perfect for both current and displaced Ohioans in your life.


Fruit Forager's Companion

THE FRUIT FORAGER'S COMPANION (2018): A foraging how-to with nearly 100 recipes for the secret bounty just outside our front doors, from familiar apples and oranges to lesser-known pawpaws and mayhaws. Learn foraging basics, gathering and preservation techniques, and strategies for utilizing harvests from tiny to teeming. Go forth and forage!

31st Annual
Buckeye Book Fair
November 3, 2018
9:30 to 4:00
Fisher Auditorium Wooster, Ohio
$2 Admission
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