Amy Sowder

Amy Sowder

Writer and Editor


Food, Health, Fitness


University of Florida, International Culinary Center



Amy has written for Bella magazine, Bon Appétit, Brooklyn Magazine, Chowhound, Eat This, Not That, Episcopal News Service, Lakeland Magazine, Men's Health, Upworthy, USA Today, Westchester Magazine, Women's Health, among other publications. For more than 15 years, she's held editorial positions including those at Chowhound, Farm Journal, several USA Today publications in Florida and New York where she won awards, The Healthy Apple and Smitten Kitchen.

Amy has tested recipes, assisted or contributed to cookbooks including Smitten Kitchen, Toast, and an upcoming Jewish cookbook by Leah Koenig. For stories, Amy has tried out most diets and fitness trends. She has been running races, from 5Ks to marathons, for a decade.


Amy has a bachelor's degree in magazine journalism and a minor in psychology at the University of Florida, where she graduated magna cum laude. 

She has studied at the Institute of Culinary Education and International Culinary Institute in New York City.

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