Sarah Martinez

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Kyle, Texas
California State University At Northridge
Food News, Recipe Testing, Cocktails
  • Sarah's writing work focuses on uncovering hidden food gems and sharing easy weeknight recipes.
  • Her favorite foods to cook include challah bread, instant pot Mississippi pot roast, and pasta bolognese.
  • Inspired by her Nana, she spent her childhood journaling and writing short stories.


Sarah is a freelance writer with more than five years of experience in the food and beverage space. After college, she combined her passion for cooking with her love of writing and began freelancing in food media. Her love of eating led to hours spent cooking, baking, and recipe development. This translated to her pursuing a career in food journalism. She also writes for Wide Open Eats, specializing in Southern homestyle cooking.


A bachelor's degree in communications from California State University at Northridge helped Sarah launch her career in writing. In college, she landed her first professional writing job as the food reviewer for the Ventura County Reporter.
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