Carrie Honaker is a freelance writer who is not sure where she will land next, but it will involve messy eating, a spicy Tempranillo and finding the local dive bar. Her work has been featured in Wine Enthusiast, Bon Appetit, Wired, Smarter Travel, and others. Carrie has a Bachelor's and Master’s degree in English from Florida State University.
Summers spent on her great-grandmother’s farm in Highgate, Vermont, Carrie tended an expansive garden, pickled and preserved all manner of produce, cared for pigs, cows and chickens and learned the intricacies of dough and dandelion wine. Youthful summers led to a lifetime in restaurant kitchens where she honed her cooking chops and wine knowledge. Following college, Carrie opened and operated a small breakfast and lunch cafe where she also catered weddings and private business dinners. She consulted for burgeoning restaurateurs on everything from kitchen set-up to wine lists. After selling her cafe, Carrie taught college and high school English for over a decade until it was time to pursue her childhood dream of writing professionally. She currently resides in Panama City Beach, Florida, but also called Burlington, Washington D.C., Roanoke, Atlanta, and San Diego home.