Welcome to the Frayed Apron which represents my long culinary journey. When my husband suggested the “frayed apron,” I instantly connected with the premise. Partly because cooking is a casual, fun thing to do but also because it’s a serious pursuit that involves tiny improvements every day.
I’m Sara by the way: recipe developer and food photographer for this site. Passions include fresh ingredients and big flavors. I attended culinary school in New York, but before that, I assisted something like 50 different chef instructors at The Natural Gourmet Institute. Immediately after graduation, I began teaching my own cooking classes to the public.
While these experiences give me a feeling of confidence in the kitchen, I consider my quest for flavor to be an on-going pursuit in mastery. Many of my recipes are healthy or gluten free in nature, but my love of eating begins and ends with comfort foods.
What inspires me to create food for this blog is a desire to work with my hands and be creative. I try to communicate my passion through photography, but my end goal is to deliver a recipe that you love and want to talk about.
Traveling is another source of inspiration so you’ll see recognizable global influences from my travels to India, Panama, Mexico, and Thailand. If I had to classify the type of cuisine, I would say it is American.
I currently live in sunny Arizona where there’s tons of citrus, trout fishing, camping, and I have two barbecue pits (plus a grill) in my backyard. Summers mean 115 degree dry heat, so I do not use the oven. Instead, I enjoy simple dishes that are refreshing to eat.
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Want to work with me? Send me an email at sara(at)thefrayedapron(dot)com.