Sarah Baker Hansen

Sarah Baker Hansen is the food critic for the Omaha World-Herald. She writes restaurant reviews, and started the periodic "Food Prowl" series, wherein she creates teams of tasters and goes around Omaha to find favorite foods in a number of categories. The series has resulted in close to 40 "best of" winners in categories including Reuben, fried chicken, ice cream, barbecue, pizza and pie, among many others. Find them all online at She has written two books: "The Insider's Guide to Omaha and Lincoln," part of a series of internationally-focused travel books, and "The Better Half," a book co-written with her husband, journalist Matthew Hansen, dedicated to untold stories of Nebraska's people and food. It will be released this fall. She won a 2015 Great Plains Journalism Award for best review. Baker Hansen was born and raised in Omaha. She graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a bachelor's degree in News Editorial Journalism. She loves eating, cooking, travel and fashion.