About

Who Am I?
I am Sarah Spigelman, a writer, editor and improvisational-comedy performer living in NYC. I live to eat and cook.
  •  I am that person who starts planning breakfast the night before.
  • I get giddy when I find an artisanal beef jerky store on a road trip.
  • I wear the same jeans that I had in college to ensure that I have enough cash to splurge on tasting menus and stupidly expensive sea salt.
  • I am that person who can sit for hours in front of cooking shows and gets a rash when I am forced to go shoe shopping. (I mean, don’t get me wrong. I like shoes. But I have bunions. My tongue has never failed me.)
That’s what she said.
Where Am I From?
I came to New York by way of Southern California (hence my love of fast food style burgers) and Tucson, Arizona(which is why Mexican food is my idea of heaven). I graduated with a BFA from the University of Arizona in 2006 and came to the big, bad apple to become a famous actress.  I barely had any success to begin with, but then the economy crashed. One by one, the small regional theatres I was getting cast at closed or couldn’t afford to hire Equity actors. I had to switch careers, so I migrated towards the only other thing I had ever loved…journalism. That other career that has no stability. I was lucky enough to land a job pretty soon with an online newspaper and as an assistant editor learned all about researching, editing, Twitter, media, and proofreading. A LOT of proofreading.
After a few months, I realized that the news was just not for me. I could handle the grueling hours, the constant criticism, and the breakneck speed of the place – I was coming from the world of theatre, after all. What I couldn’t handle was how little I cared about the news worthy stories. The muggings, the community board meetings, the teachers’ strikes…they all bored me to tears. I only cared about the restaurant openings and closings. The new menus. The comings and goings of chefs. I could write about these all day, and if I could have, then I would have stayed.
But I couldn’t. So I left.

What the Hell do I do Now?
Freelance write, edit and develop recipes. For more about that, go to my Press Page. And if you want to hire me, email me! I am extremely flexible on my rates and am a doll to work with. Trust me…I mean, I just love working with me!
Stuff I Like:
Fritos
Foie Gras
“Arrested Development”
Luxury Hotels
TJ Maxx
Musical Theatre
“The Big Lebowski”
Paulo Coelho
Stuff I Dislike:
Millet
Green Bell Peppers
ESPN
Flights that are longer than 3 hours
Eddie Bauer
Any theatre that doesn’t include tap dancing
“The Notebook” (PLEASE TELL ME THAT SOMEONE ELSE HATES THIS MOVIE!)
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Now you know a little about me! Please feel free to email me or comment to ask some questions! I won’t bite unless you like it ;)