About Ivy


Food Writer, Cookbook Author, and Cooking Instructor

Ivy Manning is a Portland, Oregon-based freelance food and travel writer, food stylist, and author of The Farm to Table Cookbook: The Art of Eating Locally. Her work has been featured in Cooking Light, Sunset Magazine, Fine Cooking, Edible Portland, Bon App├ętit and on culinate.com. Additionally, Manning is a regular contributor to the Oregonian FoodDay section with her column, Vegetarian Flavors.

Her most recent book, The Adaptable Feast: Satisfying Meals for the Vegetarians, Vegans and Omnivores At Your Table (Sasquatch Books, 2009) guides readers through the uncharted territory of cooking for mixed diet families. Manning’s book shows busy home cooks how to make delicious single meals that feed everyone in the family, from staunch meat and potatoes types to strict vegans, without dirtying every dish in the kitchen.

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 and stints at some of Portland’s best restaurants and stages in Italy and Thailand. Manning has been cooking, writing, and teaching in Portland ever since.

Manning travels the globe studying the cuisines of every country she visits, including cooking trips to Thailand, Italy, France, Mexico, and the South Pacific. When her bags aren’t packed, she is writing, blogging (blog.blogspot.com), cooking for her vegetarian husband Gregor (the photographer of her books), and petting her retired greyhound, Mini.