About Ivy

Photo by David Reamer All Rights Reserved, 2014

Photo by David Reamer All Rights Reserved, 2014


Food Writer, Cookbook Author, and Cooking Instructor

Ivy Manning is a Portland, Oregon-based food and travel writer and author of 8 cookbooks including her most recent title, Instant Pot Italian (HMH, 2018).  Her work regularly appears in Cooking Light, Clean Eating, Fine Cooking,  Sunset,  and Everyday with Rachel Ray. She is a regular contributor to lifestyle brands like Fitbit and My Fitness Pal.

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 Barbaresco, Italy and Chiang Mai, Thailand. She held the position of Salud Cooking School director at Whole Foods Market in Portland for several years and currently teaches classes at Bob’s Red Mill.

Manning lives in a sweet bungalow in Portland, Oregon with her vegetarian husband Gregor, her rescued  Whippets, Thor and Remy. When she’s not in the kitchen, she’s traveling the world to eat,  puttering in her vegetable garden visiting the slugs, or practicing yoga. You can keep track of her whereabouts on Instagram @ivy_manning and on Twitter @Ivysfeast.

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