Kara Zuaro
Kara Zuaro
Freelance writer + cookbook author + founder of Catskills site Brooklyn DoubleWide
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Hi, I'm Kara. I live in Brooklyn and spend lots of time in the Catskill Mountains. I write about food and drink, music, film, travel, books, and kids. I wrote the cookbook I Like Food, Food Tastes Good: In The Kitchen With Your Favorite Bands (Hyperion). My favorite project right now is Brooklyn DoubleWide, my guide to the hidden gems of the Catskills.

As a freelance writer and recipe tester, I have worked with Epicurious, Gourmet, Chowhound, Brooklyn Based, The L Magazine, CMJ New Music Monthly, Signature, SELF, Brownstoner, Fab, Cook Taste Eat, and The OC Weekly. I've contributed essays and recipes to several anthologies and cookbooks, and I've made appearances on TV and radio.

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Brooklyn Doublewide

I'm a third-generation Catskills weekender, and I started Brooklyn DoubleWide as a place to share all my favorite spots in the less-traveled Great Northern Catskills. Just as everyone in Brooklyn started buzzing about second homes in the Hudson Valley and Upstate New York, my cousins and I took over our grandfather's land and built a new double-wide trailer for generations to come. Check out our beautiful bunker, find the best food & drink in the area, and get all the insider tips you need to plan a kid-friendly Catskills trip for your family.

Brooklyn based

I've been covering food and film for this excellent online magazine, with a focus on home-cooked meals to pair with movies on the couch and family dinners to please both picky and adventurous eaters.


I have a 7-year-old son who loves science, nature, underappreciated animals, and outlaw country music. I also have a very artistic, sassy, and hilarious 3-year-old daughter. They are my greatest projects to date.





I'm currently accepting writing assignments and recipe-testing work. I spend most of my time in Brooklyn, but I'm always up for a trip to the Catskills.

Let me know how I can help you out.