Dara is a born and raised New Yorker: Queens is her hometown, Manhattan is her playground, and Brooklyn is where she eats and sleeps. A lot. She graduated from FIT with a degree in Advertising and Marketing Communications, but eventually realized that her passion for fashion was not as strong as her passion for bacon.

The Skinny Pig is a local NYC food blog born in 2008, covering recipes and restaurant reviews. A lot of times these things will involve bacon, cheese, or anything deep-fried. If there’s one thing Dara knows how to do, it’s be a glutton. An affinity towards unhealthy food and the ability to remain somewhat fit while doing it is no easy feat, but someone’s gotta do it. Not to mention she knows how to sling a spatula and creates recipes for brands on a regular basis.

Want to chat about bacon fat and pizza? or bacon fat ON pizza?? Email her: theskinnypignyc@gmail.com

Dara’s recipes have been featured on Thrillist, thefeedfeed, Allrecipes, Chobani, FreshDirect, Coastal Living, and more.

And if you want to check out some serious foodporn, follow her Instagram game: @skinnypignyc

And Twitter: @skinnypignyc

Ok and maybe a like on Facebook: The Skinny Pig FB