Amy Chaplin has worked as a vegetarian chef for over 20 years in cities that include Amsterdam, London, Sydney and New York. Raised in rural New South Wales, Australia on a whole food diet by vegetarian parents, Amy’s approach to food is inspired by nature and the healing benefits of whole food ingredients.
Her first cookbook titled “At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen: Celebrating the Art of Eating Well” (Roost Books) is due out October 21st 2014.
Amy is the former executive chef of New York’s renowned vegan restaurant Angelica Kitchen, a recipe developer, a teacher, and a private chef whose clients include Natalie Portman and Liv Tyler. Amy contributes weekly recipes to the Food Network’s Healthy Eats blog (see Amy’s Whole Food Cooking). Her vegan and vegetarian cuisine has appeared in numerous publications, including Martha Stewart Living, British Vogue, Whole Living, New York magazine, the Guardian, the Huffington Post, BBC’s Good Food magazine, Delicious Living and Fitness. The editors of Martha Stewart Living dubbed her the “Goddess of Healthy Delights” (January 2012). Amy’s cooking classes were written about in a Health story for American Vogue and Vogue.com named them one of the top 10 mothers day gifts in 2013. Amy has been interviewed on Martha Stewart Radio’s Living Kitchen and appeared multiple times on WNYC radio’s Last Chance Foods.
Through her website and classes Amy inspires people to seek out local and organic vegetables, stock their pantries with nutrient rich whole food ingredients and most importantly, to cook at home.
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