Farinata (Chickpea Pancake)

A Savory Italian Favorite

Farinata (Chickpea Pancake) | photo by Dara O’Brien

Like many alienated high school girls, I fancied myself a poet. Most of my work trafficked in despair.

In my eagerness to explore my inner emo I cultivated disdain for any societal norms. That included the paths my parents took, especially my mom, who was a homemaker. She stayed so close to home she didn’t even know how to drive, even though we…



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Dara O'Brien

Dara O'Brien


Dara O’Brien is a freelance writer based in New York City. When she isn’t cooking or writing about cookbooks, she writes plays and sometimes acts in them..