Amanda M. Faison
Amanda M. Faison oversees all of 5280’s food-related coverage. Aside from dining out nearly every day of the week, Faison is an avid cook who loves to recipe test and tinker in the kitchen. She is Denver’s go-to dining resource—Faison makes frequent TV and radio appearances—and she has written about food for national titles such as Sunset, Food & Wine, and Cooking Light. She has also freelanced nonfood-related stories for Elle Decor, InStyle, and Travel & Leisure. Her ranch-to-plate feature “Soul Food,” was anthologized in Best Food Writing 2010. In 2009 and 2010, Faison received nods from the City and Regional Magazine Association for Table Talk, 5280's weekly e-newsletter. And in 2006, Faison won Best Feature for “The Miracle of Molly,” the story of the Nash family who genetically engineered a baby to save their dying daughter, at the Maggie Awards. Faison was also a 2005 finalist for the prestigious Livingston Awards for Young Journalists. In 2013, she partnered with the Denver Public Library to create the Food Lover's Book Club, a bimonthly cookbook club that generates discussion around cookbooks, food, and community. In 2014, Faison edited her first cookbook, 5280: The Cookbook. In 2016, she was named the Outstanding Media Professional of the Year by the Colorado Restaurant Association. A Colorado native, she graduated from the University of Puget Sound with a degree in professional writing. Faison lives in Denver with her husband and two daughters.