Sara Ventiera Sara Ventiera is a freelance journalist who covers food trends, international cuisine, travel, lifestyle, and real estate. In addition to Food & Wine, her work has appeared in such publications as Eating Well, BBC Travel, Vice Munchies, Travel + Leisure, and FoodNetwork.com. Sara is also a senior cities editor at Thrillist focused on the United States South. Experience Roaming gastronome and world traveler Sara Ventiera’s early adventures backpacking took her from Northern Thailand to Western Australia, eventually landing in Miami where she became a professional cook and sommelier aboard various yachts in the area. She got into food writing for the Broward Palm Beach New Times, reporting on the dining scene and events like the Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival. For the past decade, Ventiera has contributed to the Village Voice, Zagat, Hemispheres, Food Network, and others. When she's not on the road, Sara splits her time between Los Angeles and Brooklyn. Education Sara Ventiera holds a bachelor of communications degree from Florida Atlantic University and an Intermediate Level Sommelier Certificate. About Food & Wine Food & Wine, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for anyone passionate about the culinary world. With rigorously tested recipes and the most trusted restaurant, drinks, culinary travel and home coverage, we inspire and empower people everywhere to discover, create, and devour the best in food and wine. Learn more about us and our editorial process.