Aran Goyoaga is a cookbook author, food stylist, and photographer. Aran was born and raised in the Basque Country, in northern Spain, where her maternal grandparents owned a pastry shop and her paternal grandparents live off the land. Her blog, Cannelle et Vanille, is a two-time James Beard Award finalist. Her first book, Small Plates & Sweet Treats, was named one of the top cookbooks of 2012 Good Morning America and praised by the New York Times and GOOP. Her second cookbook Cannelle et Vanille, published in 2019, was named a best holiday book by the New York Times and was widely lauded. Aran's Instagram is a world-renowned culinary account.