A native of Australia, Amy Chaplin has worked as a vegetarian chef for over 20 years. Prior to settling in New York and working as Executive Chef at Angelica's Kitchen, Amy founded a catering company in London specializing in gourmet vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free food. Her cakes were featured in British Vogue and BBC Good Food magazine. In Amsterdam, Amy worked as a chef as Shizen, a popular Japanese macrobiotic restaurant, and as a pastry chef at the famed bakery and cake studio De Taart van m'n Tante. Currently, Amy teaches and cooks privately for clients that include Natalie Portman and Liv Tyler, consults and develops recipes for restaurants and food companies, and blogs at coconutandquinoa.com, where she shares original, seasonal recipes and health tips. She has been featured in Martha Stewart Living and has contributed for publications such as Whole Living, the Guardian, Delicious Living, and Reader's Digest's Best You. Her whole food cleanse was featured in New York Magazine.
"Whether you're veggie, a meat-less Monday convert or none of the above (yet!), Amy will inspire you to add more plants into your diet in wonderful ways." Grazia 'At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen is a guide for both health and pleasure. From personal experience, I know that Amy's cooking and recipes are exceptional--my whole family loves the meals I prepare using them. From chia pudding to butternut squash lasagna, Amy creates food that's good for you and that you dream of having again and again.' -- Natalie Portman 'At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen is an inspiring book full of recipes that are both for our health and pleasure. Who says wholesome food can't be beautiful, too? The food looks gorgeous! I look forward to using this book in my own kitchen.' -- Deborah Madison, author of Vegetable Literacy and The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone 'At Home in The Whole Food Kitchen features some of the finest plant-based recipes available, and presents a wealth of information on food, health and ingredients. This creative work, directly from the bright spirit of Amy Chaplin, encourages us to discover the healing value of preparing authentic food.' -- Paul Pitchford, author of Healing with Whole Foods "Inspirational, healthy, sustainable and delicious - this is whole food cooking for everyone." A Glug of Oil blog "...another beauty that will sit on my cookery bookshelf and be lifted off to read and inspire me to stay on the healthy straight and narrow!" Lobster & Swan blog