RECIPE DEVELOPMENT/ FOOD WRITING

I began writing recipes at Ladies Home Journal in NYC where I was lucky enough to be hired as a recipe tester after a brief training by the head of the kitchen. This led to me working at Food and Wine for five years and simultaneously I freelanced at Fine Cooking, Cooking Light and Vegetarian Times. My food pieces were cover stories in a number of issues and I have been writing about food and developing recipes very since.

Recently I have regularly contributed to Costco Connection and two publications based in Raleigh, NC. Walter magazine and the News and Observer.

Featured below are some of the articles and recipes I have written. Click on the cover of each publication to read the article in it’s entirety.

Voyager LA Article on Amanda Cushman
Meet Amanda Cushman of Simple Real Food in Santa Monica
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The Orange County Register – 5 tips for easy holiday entertaining
Read about how Chef Amanda Cushman recommends preparing for the holiday. She also shares her simple to make “Pears poached in wine delicious holiday dessert”.
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Amanda Interviewed On “Say Yes to the Chef” Radio Show
Listen to Chef Amanda Cushman being interviewed on how to make cooking more enjoyable, how to buy a chefs knife and her experience cooking and teaching around the country on the radio show “Say Yes to the Chef”
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Fresh food from Cushman’s kitchen to yours
In her 30-year food career Amanda Cushman has done it all – from soup to nuts. She’s cooked for Manhattan’s top caterers, tested and developed recipes for major publications, worked as a private chef for the CEO of American Express and the editor of GQ magazine…
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Whole Life Times “Winter Warming” from chef Amanda Cushman
As fall turns into winter and the holiday season approaches, we find ourselves turning to chilly weather foods, such as warming soups and hearty entrees….
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Bittersweet chocolate tart recipe from Venice chef Amanda Cushman
If your vision of a romantic night at home isn’t complete without chocolate, you’ll love this deep, dark chocolate tart from Venice chef…
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Cooking classes with Venice chef Amanda Cushman
Still looking for a way to keep that New Year’s resolution to learn to cook? Sign up for one of chef Amanda Cushman’s popular cooking classes…
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Guest Interview on KCRW
Chef and culinary instructor Amanda Cushman is grilling vegetables this summer.
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Fresh from the market: Roasted beet salad with goat cheese: From Examiner.com
Spotlight on Amanda Cushman: Amanda happily shared this beet salad recipe from her cookbook, Simple, Real Food.
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Good Food on KCRW
Spotlight on Amanda Cushman on Good Food on KCRW. Fresh food with farmer’s market ingredients
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LA Times
Amanda was recognized for teaching her students about eating healthy.
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Florida Trend
The magazine Miami Trend presented this article about, private cooking parties.
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Food & Wine
In this issue of Food and Wine, Amanda contributed a piece in the low-fat column. The article featured a healthy early spring menu highlighting pasta as the main course.
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Triangle Cooking Class Trends
In-home or group cooking classes are an inventive way for foodie families, groups of friends, and even co-workers to connect over a shared experience—learning, tasting, sipping and conversing over a delicious meal they made together. We chatted with Chef Amanda Cushman of Chapel Hill Cooking Classes to get a sense of the current trends for cooking classes …
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Fine Cooking
In this issue of Fine Cooking, her article features how to cook grains and gives a variety of delicious grain recipes.
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Vegetarian Times
Vegetarian Times featured Amanda’s article on losing weight slowly and healthfully. There is a two week menu planner included that gives you all the information you need to lose weight and keep it off.
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Gourmet Expo
This is a poster for the Gourmet Expo in 1998. Amanda was the featured chef for Spa Cuisine.

Miami Herald
The Miami Herald presented this article about private cooking classes featuring Chef Amanda Cushman and showcasing several cooking class recipes.
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Miami Herald
This is a poster for the Gourmet Expo in 1998. Amanda was the featured chef for Spa Cuisine.
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30 Secrets of the  World’s Healthiest Cuisines
Amanda contributed a number of recipes to the 30 Secrets of the World’s Healthiest Cuisines cookbook.  She has taught classes on healthy Mediterranean cooking at The Institute of Culinary Education in NYC.