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Amy Topel honed her culinary skills working in restaurants in New York City, most notably as Sous Chef for Diane Forley at Verbena and Pastry Chef for Alan Harding at Nosmo King. She spent a summer in the kitchen at the Herb Farm with Jerry Traunfeld, and has worked as a private chef and caterer. Amy is currently an instructor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health at New York University and is the food columnist for thegreenguide.com. A graduate of Vassar College and the Natural Gourmet Institute, she lives in New York with her husband and son.