Writing is about voice. Mine is strong. I like to take a vacation from it every now and then. Let me get your voice out there.

I'm the founding food editor of Paste Magazine and a current contributing food editor there. I spent two years as the managing editor of the music magazine Section M, and another year and a half as the staff writer for the North Bay Bohemian. I can create content from scratch or help you refine yours. I work with the brain of an artist, the eye of a librarian, and the grit of a chef. Email me: sryckebosch at gmail dot com. 

Great news! My essay "Smelted" from Full Grown People is included in Best Food Writing 2014. Every year's anthology features established and emerging food writers who challenge us to think of food in ways we haven't before. You can order a copy here.


Second Look: Liver, Paste Magazine, May 2, 2016

A Fine Mess of Ramps: Tradition and Community Thrive at West Virginia's Ramp Dinners, Serious Eats, April 25, 2016 

Violets, Boxes, and Stars, Full Grown People, June 16, 2015

Savory mint recipes take summer dinners in a refreshing directionThe Oregonian, August 15, 2014

From Poison to Passion: The Secret History of the Tomato, Modern Farmer, September 2014

For a delicious treat, cook with bacon or chicken drippings, The Oregonian, February 16, 2011

Pawpaw Fever, Food Riot, September 23, 2013

Creedence and the Art of Chooglin', an embarrassment of riches, November 25, 2011

The Child in All of Us: Reconnecting with Julia Child through 'The French Chef', The North Bay Bohemian, August 15, 2007


The Dual Life of Sara Ryckebosch by Ruth Brown, Footnotes, October 2011 (go to page 4)