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Kara Elder

Kara Elder is a writer based in Colorado. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, EATEN: The Food History Magazine, Vox, and more. She also edits and tests recipes, edits text, and collaborates on cookbooks. Kara grew up on a farm in Washington state, went to high school in Germany, studied Russian in Pennsylvania, and aspires to be a Midwesterner, one of these days.

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