About Joy

Joy Manning is focused on the intersection of great food and good health. She has served as Prevention magazine’s nutrition editor as well as Philadelphia Magazine’s restaurant critic. She has also held staff positions at Tasting Table and Drexel University. In her writing and classes, she empowers others to take charge of their own wellbeing and happiness -- starting in the kitchen. 

An obsessive home cook, Joy became a master of recipe development by learning from every chef she’s interviewed and each cookbook she’s cracked open. She is the author of Stuff Every Cook Should Know, Almost Meatless, and the recipe editor for Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking. She is the editor of Edible Philly, and is the co-host of the Local Mouthful podcast. Her writing has appeared in the Best Food writing book series and she has been nominated for a James Beard award. 

She has written for many health publications, including Web MD, Women’s Health, Diabetes Forecast, and Shape. Her clients also include businesses that need to translate complex research or medical advice into service-oriented reader friendly articles and guides. She is the project editor for more than a dozen consumer-facing health care newsletters per year. An enthusiastic nondrinker, you can find Joy’s writing about living an alcohol-free life and mocktail recipes at Better Without Booze

Joy also teaches cooking classes and has given talks on the topics of writing, storytelling, and networking. She lives in South Philadelphia with her husband. You can read many of her articles here

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