Amanda was once asked if she was Ironic. That is, from Iran. She replied that yes, she is Ironic.
Adores Ironic food. Especially ghormeh sabzi.
She will always look at the dessert menu first.
It is quite possible that at the end of an evening out together, you will realize you discussed nothing but food.
Watermelons, cherries, Satsuma mandarins and cilantro are her all-time favorite things to eat. And crème brulee.
Loves Michael Pollan, Mark Bittman and Alice Waters.
Tried going vegan but she was always hungry. Tried going vegetarian but she loves salmon.
Was forced to eat black pudding in a Scottish boarding school and she still bears a grudge about it.
Some of her best friends are raw foodists. (No, really.)
Sugar is her weakness. She’s a recovering addict.
She is one of those nutters who writes Trader Joe’s/Whole Foods/Starbucks/fill-in-the-blank once a week (or more) with suggestions about how to do something better. In fact, she thinks food companies should hire her as a professional suggestion maker. Food companies don’t think so.
Voted most likely to be a pain in everyone’s ass.
Check out some of her writing about health, food, and conscious consuming on CNN.
Check out all of Amanda’s Zomppa.com posts here.