- Food writer and activist with 12 years of experience writing about food, including recipe development
- Founded the nonprofit, Food Literacy Center, which inspires kids to eat their vegetables
- Launched a statewide California resolution declaring every September as Food Literacy Awareness Month. This also passed in Washington state
Amber Stott's first recipe appeared on Simply Recipes in 2012. The majority of her recipes appear in the classroom, where she reaches over 1,000 elementary students in low-income, South Sacramento Title 1 schools with hands-on cooking and nutrition lessons. Stott hosts the podcast Raising Kale, has given a TEDx Talk about Building Broccoli Habits, interviews chefs in front of sold-out audiences, has waded through California rice fields with farmers, and fire-roasted salmon tacos on a remote Alaskan beach.
She eats cactus, runs along river trails, and hikes miles with her husband through the wilderness. Her debut book featuring recipes and food science experiments for kids will be released in 2021. She has also written for Edible Sacramento, Comstock's Magazine, and Inside Publications.
Favorite kitchen tool: "I cook every day using vintage tools that were my grandma's. It brings me joy and keeps me connected to happy childhood memories. I want every child to have joyful experiences with food!"
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