Amy S. White has two passions in life: the Latin language and food.
The only Latin major in her graduating class at Boston College, she went on to earn her Master’s at Tulane University and won a Fulbright Scholarship to study at the American Academy in Rome for a summer. She has been the only Latin teacher in her school district for the past twenty years and counting.
The first thing Amy learned to cook was Kraft Macaroni 'n Cheese. Even back then, she considered the directions on the box to be mere suggestions, and to this day prefers her secret shame al dente, boiled for only five minutes and made with extra milk and half the butter.
From childhood days in Chicopee, Massachusetts (home of the King Kielbasa), to Boston (for college), to New Orleans (grad school and her first teaching job), school was priority one, while waiting tables for extra money was a close second. Casual, steakhouse, fine dining, small chains - Amy worked them all, but it was in New Orleans that, thanks to a cook-boyfriend (it didn't work out), her interest in food turned into an obsession and she became what is now known as a "foodie."
Amy started a food blog in 2008 called A Couple in the Kitchen where she documented the culinary adventures she shared with her husband, Chris. Several of her original recipes have won national contests including one that was featured in an IKEA ad campaign that ran online and in O! The Oprah Magazine.
Cooking, developing recipes, and publishing a blog slowly blossomed into a passion for food writing in general. Amy has attended cooking classes at home and abroad, has studied with chef/author Priscilla Martel and participated in the LongHouse Food Scholars program run by the late Molly O'Neill in the summer of 2017. She is a regular contributing writer for Seasons Magazines and Connecticut Food and Farm Magazine, and won a Connecticut Agricultural Journalism Award in 2016 and 2017.
Amy lives, teaches, writes, and eats in eastern Connecticut. When she isn’t doing any of those things, she works as a line cook at the award-winning Bistro on Main in Manchester. She is currently working on her first book, a memoir, with recipes, of the five years she lived in New Orleans.
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