Aran Goyoaga is an author, food stylist and photographer based in Seattle. Her food blog Cannelle et Vanille is a 2-time James Beard Award finalist and was named number 2 best food blog in the world by the UK Times.
Aran grew up in the Basque Country in Northern Spain in a family of professional pastry chefs and cooks. Her love of food began in her maternal grandparents’ pastry shop and in the fields of her paternal grandparents’ farm. Aran worked as a professional pastry chef for years before turning into food styling and photography.
She is also the author of “Small Plates and Sweet Treats: My Family’s Journey to Gluten-Free Cooking” (Little, Brown & Co), which was named one of the top 6 cookbooks of 2012 on Good Morning America.
Aran’s work has been featured in the New York Times, Conde Nast Traveler, Food & Wine, Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOP, Jamie Magazine, Bon Appetit, Saveur, Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food, Whole Living, Coastal Living, Fine Cooking, In Style, CNN, Miami Herald, Living Without, Oprah.com, ELLE Gourmet, Design*Sponge, Sweet Paul magazine, PBS.com, Daily Candy, NBC Latino, Cooking Channel and more.
Aran works out of her downtown Seattle studio where she offers photography and styling workshops as well as communal dinners and collaborative projects.