Amanda M. Faison Amanda M. Faison is an award-winning journalist and editor with over 25 years of experience covering food and dining. Her stories have appeared in national publications such as Cooking Light, InStyle, Travel + Leisure, Sunset, and Clean Eating. She is the editor-in-chief of DiningOut Denver/Boulder. Experience Amanda spent two decades working her way up from reporter to food editor at 5280 Magazine. She became the go-to resource for food and dining in and around Denver. As a freelance journalist, her stories have appeared in local, regional, and national publications. Amanda edited 5280: The Cookbook (2014). About Food & Wine Food & Wine, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for anyone passionate about the culinary world. With rigorously tested recipes and the most trusted restaurant, drinks, culinary travel and home coverage, we inspire and empower people everywhere to discover, create, and devour the best in food and wine. Learn more about us and our editorial process.