Hi there, thank you for visiting my site!
My name is Amber, I’m 27 years old, I’m an American + English, born and raised in Milan! I grew up in a very creative environment (design & art primarily) and was able to travel a lot throughout my life and studies.
I love food and cooking, and because I’m very sensitive about animal rights, environmental issues and health topics, I became vegetarian when I was 15 and gradually increased my diet to a full plant based one.
I’ve studied at the Slow Food University in Pollezo, Italy, making me a “Gastronome” 🙂 I have a deep knowledge of the current global food chain and its political, social, environmental and other implications. Choosing what to eat is indeed a political act!
I’ve gained more knolwdge on food and cooking by studying at a vegan culinary academy (Matthew Kenney) and worked in farms, such as Chino Farms in San Diego, and restaurants like Alice Water’s Chez Panisse in Berkeley. I worked at The Ecology Center in Southern California for the first 2 years of the pandemic as the culinary manager, and more recently have made the move up to the Bay area and work at Scribe winery in the creative department!
I cook using fresh, local and seasonal ingredients and I get inspiration from the beautiful produce I find. I always strive to buy the best quality sourced foods coming from small producers who understand and respect nature’s cycles, using no added chemicals. Farmers markets are my heaven on earth!
This used to be just a blog where I’d post about plant based recipes, my travels and health/environmental topics, but I now use it also as a portfolio for my illustrations and other creative work I’ve done in the past. I’ve done packaging, logos, labels, content for social media and textile patterns/designs (like my bandanas!).
Hope you enjoy,