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If you are new here, you may want to learn a little more about how this site works. Eat Your Books has indexed recipes from leading cookbooks and magazines as well recipes from the best food websites and blogs.

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Sarah Simmons

Biography

A Food & Wine magazine contest prompted Sarah Simmons to change careers and cook for a living. Born and raised in North Carolina, Simmons attended the University of Georgia, then worked in Atlanta and New York as a retail strategist for international companies, including Pokemon. Always a devoted and enthusiastic home cook, and inspired by her caterer mother, Simmons was picked from thousands of contest entrants as the winner of Food & Wine's Home Cook Superstar for her Bittersweet Chocolate Tart with Pumpkin Seed Brittle. The prize: A trip to the Cayman Food & Wine Festival where she rubbed elbows with culinary luminaries such as Eric Ripert and José Andrés. After those chefs encouraged her to cook for a living, Sarah settled in New York City and opened City Grit, a culinary salon where she shares the kitchen with visiting chefs from around the country. Simmons has since been named one of America’s Greatest New Cooks by Food & Wine. Her recipes here evoke a two-fold part of her culinary journey: The time she spent studying and working in Japan along with her upbringing in the American South. Through her recipes, Sarah finds the common ground between these two seemingly disparate cuisines.