Amy Sowder

Before joining Westchester Magazine as managing editor in 2023, Amy Sowder worked as a magazine editor in trade media for fresh produce, as a digital food media editor, and as a consultant with Food Network, Smitten Kitchen, and cookbook authors among other roles. Her articles, photos, videos, and social content have been featured in Bon Appétit, Women's Health, Men's Health, USA Today and its regional newspapers, Farm Journal, The Packer, Greatist, Chowhound, Verywell Fit, Eat This, Not That, and Brooklyn Magazine. You could find Amy doing anything from co-creating a fresh-produce professional training platform and hosting a podcast to managing editorial content and freelancers — almost always about food, fitness, and lifestyles topics. She’s especially passionate about cheese, dessert, running, books, and cats.

Articles by This Author

NY Steakhouse Burger Recipe: A Steak Dinner That’s Not A Steak Dinner

The recipe for one of Prime 16’s most popular dishes.

These Winter Dishes May Relieve Your S.A.D.-ness

Don’t let Seasonal Affective Disorder get you down. Instead, grub out with delicious dishes.

Goodbye To Waste

Reducing food waste by using food scraps is not just cost effective and socially responsible, it’s a creative chef challenge.

67 Most Delicious Comfort Foods You Can Find In Westchester

Presenting the county’s best homestyle comfort foods. Full of carbs (and nostalgic appeal), simply prepared—and just plain yummy.

Alternative Oils Prove Healthier And More Flavorful Than Olive Oil

Move aside, olive oil. There’s an ever-expanding crop of nut- and fruit-based oils that should be on every pantry shelf.

Cauliflower Is Suddenly Becoming Cool

The shy, pale cruciferous cousin to the much-heralded kale is a budding star these days.

Westchester Restaurants Go South (In The Culinary Sense)

County chefs are rebelling against haute cuisine with down-home dishes.

Quinoa, Kamut, Millet, And More: Westchester Chefs Bring Ancient Grains To The Modern Kitchen

Ancient grains are back and ready to wow a whole new generation of gourmands.

Westchester’s Best Italian Restaurants

19 county restaurants from three Italian culinary genres.

Our Westchester Home Design Awards event is June 26!

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Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Forum is March 14!

Unveiled: A Boutique Bridal Brunch is February 25!

Our Best of Westchester Elimination Ballot is open through March 6!

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