writer. food critic. anxious cook.

Cara Strickland is a freelance writer living in the Pacific Northwest. She writes about food, faith, singleness and relationships for a variety of publications in print and online.

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Where's Cara? (Volume Seven: The Food Edition)

A collection of the summer's food writing. 

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Where's Cara? (Volume Six)

In this edition: rice and family history, how yoga is teaching me to pray, and achieving proper bra fit.

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Where's Cara? (Volume Five)

The fifth installment of Where's Cara? includes a metaphorical reflection inspired by Lauren Winner, a profile of a master whisky blender, and an interview with Christie Purifoy on her new book Roots & Sky.

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published work

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How to Spot a Hipster Restaurant

A hipster ranking system for your next evening out. 

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Why Was Turkish Delight C.S. Lewis's Guilty Pleasure?

An exploration of the history of Turkish delight, through the lens of Edmund and WWII.  

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The Perfect Food Memoir Story I Didn't Have

Discovering the links in the chain of my food lineage. 

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