Dara is a born and raised New Yorker, former ballet dancer, and professional writer (and eater). Following a devastating car accident where she nearly lost her leg, Dara was forced to give up her dreams of being a dancer on Broadway and chose a new career path. She graduated from FIT with a Bachelor of Science 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 NYC is a food blog born in 2008, covering recipes and restaurant reviews. Over the years, as her brand and social media continued to develop, she started the Instagram account @skinnypignyc (90K followers) in 2014 and just one year later left her job in digital ad sales to pursue The Skinny Pig full time. Now, Dara operates The Skinny Pig Inc. and is a social media, marketing, and branding consultant for hospitality groups and restaurants around the country, as well as a recipe developer for national brands. 

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, T-Fal, and more.

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

And Twitter: @skinnypignyc

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