I’m as passionate about food as I am about writing. My parents say as a baby when taken to restaurants I ate pats of butter and cried until given a bone to gnaw on. Not much has changed since then.
While working as a strategic marketing professional at Landor Associates I started writing about food because my friends and family were asking me where and what to eat. Only months after it launched, Forbes chose my blog, Cooking with Amy, as one of the top five best food blogs, praising my writing as “smart, cozy and witty.” Since then my blog has been featured and my recipes reprinted in many newspapers and magazines in the U.S. and the world.
Since then I’ve written three books, Williams Sonoma New Flavors for Appetizers, WinePassport: Portugal and A Microwave, A Mug, A Meal, and contributed to both Creating A Meal You’ll Love and ThinkFood: Brain Healthy Recipes. I’ve written for publications including Afar, Architectural Digest, Tasting Table, Food Network, Epicurious, KQED’s Bay Area Bites, Fodor’s, 7×7, Frommer’s and CleanPlates. You can also find my work in the following print publications — A La Carte magazine, Marin magazine, Westways, Wine Enthusiast, Via, Gastronomica and Avianca inflight magazine.
In addition to brand consulting, I also work with many corporate clients as a copywriter and recipe developer with a focus on recipes for home cooks. I’ve written copy for clients ranging from Columbus Salame to Williams-Sonoma. I have also judged many food contests and awards including the the National Beef Cook-Off , Good Food Awards, IACP Bert Greene Awards, the Shuck & Swallow Challenge, the Chocolate Salon Awards and the Tasty Awards.
I serve on board of the San Francisco Professional Food Society and am a member of both the International Association of Food, Wine and Travel Writers Association and the Society of American Travel Writers. I have also spoken and moderated panels at numerous food, travel and blogging conferences.
William Sertl, Executive Editor BlackboardEats
Chris Phillips, Account Supervisor Tribal DDB
Erika Lenkert, Editor GlamLiving
Pam Kraemer, Owner Dulcet Cuisine
Tracie Broom, Editor SF Station
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