About Ivy


Food Writer, Cookbook Author, and Cooking Instructor

Ivy Manning is a Portland, Oregon-based food and travel writer and author of 5 cookbooks including her most recent title, Better From Scratch (Weldon Owen for Williams Sonoma).  Her work regularly appears in Cooking Light,  Fine Cooking,  Sunset, Eating Well, and Everyday with Rachel Ray. Additionally, Manning is a regular contributor to the Oregonian FoodDay section with her Simply Affordable column and features.

After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Manning attended Western Culinary Institute in Portland, Oregon, followed by an externship at the award-winning Paley’s Place restaurant, stints at some of Portland’s best restaurants, and stages in Piedmont, Italy and Chiang Mai, Thailand. She held the position of Salud Cooking School manager at Whole Foods Market in Portland for 4 years and currently teaches classes at Bob’s Red Mill.

Manning lives in a bungalow in Portland, Oregon with her vegetarian husband Gregor, her rescued racing greyhound Mini, and her lap Whippet, Thor. When she’s not in the kitchen, she’s puttering in her vegetable garden visiting the slugs, practicing yoga, or studying a new language for her next adventure. You can keep track of her whereabouts on Instagram @ivy_manning and on Twitter @Ivysfeast.