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Amy Halloran

I am a fan of food.

My enthusiasm for cooking began with a curiosity about math, and my mother taught me fractions using measuring cups.  Before I was ten I was the family baker, eager to make sure my siblings and I were well supplied with sweets.

In my twenties I finally got curious about cooking savories, and in my thirties, inspired by managing a farmers’ market and starting a garden, I got interested in local eating.

In my forties, I started following flour back to the field, and diving deeply into my obsession with pancakes. Chelsea Green is publishing my book, The New Bread Basket: How the New Crop of Grain Growers, Plant Breeders, Millers, Maltsters, Bakers, Brewers, and Local Food Activists Are Redefining Our Daily Loaf.

I also write fiction and nonfiction. Some of my writings are at my website,