photo © K. Teig
A cook but not a chef, Sariann garnered most of her culinary knowledge from the family kitchen sages- her mother and grandmothers. In true New England fashion, the first successful dish she cooked, at age 10, was Mom’s apple pie. After growing up on a working farm, Sariann attended the University of Vermont, where she became involved in the eating local and small agriculture movements, and spent time working on a dairy farm. A bit of a British history nut, she enjoys exploring traditional staple dishes, and rekindling love for foods that have been forgotten.
Sariann is the co-author of the Feast of Ice and Fire cookbook, a culinary exploration of George R.R. Martin’s World of Ice and Fire. Many of the recipes are historical, based on source cookbook manuscripts from Ancient Rome up to the modern day. She co-runs the Inn at the Crossroads, the blog that made the cookbook possible.