Amanda Biddle is a food writer, recipe developer, and photographer who loves dogs, music, and a good meal shared with friends.
Born and raised in New Jersey, Amanda headed southward for college at the University of Richmond in Virginia (Go Spiders!). She graduated with a B.A. in Political Science, Philosophy, and an appreciation for grits and proper biscuit-making.
Currently, she’s returned to the Tri-State area, and can often be found in New York City and Philadelphia.
Amanda was a classical piano teacher before starting Striped Spatula, and has always had a passion for cooking. Her friends encouraged her to start a blog in 2013, after years of posting pictures of recipes she’d made on Facebook.
The years since have been the best adventure of her life. Amanda has been honored to have her recipes and photos featured in a variety of digital media and print publications, including the websites for Good Housekeeping, Woman’s Day, Kitchn, and Elle Decor.
When she isn’t cooking or dining out, Amanda enjoys playing the piano (fun fact: she shares a birthday with Beethoven), spending time with her totally-spoiled-and-loving-it dog, Toby, and exploring farm markets. She also enjoys watching classic films, reading cookbooks like novels, and (attempting to) golf. While she’s been known to miss the ball entirely, she has fun with it and enjoys the challenge.
Amanda believes that laughter is the best medicine and that there are few bad days that a warm baguette and a wedge of Triple-crème can’t improve. She loves discovering new wines and craft beers to pair with her seasonally-inspired dishes, and enjoys the sweet-smoky taste of bourbon in both food and cocktails. She is passionate about discovering and supporting local, artisanal producers both at home and in her travels.
Interested in working with Striped Spatula? For info about collaboration, visit the Partnership page.
To get in touch with Amanda or the Striped Spatula team, visit the Contact page.