Amy Tara Koch Amy Tara Koch is a veteran freelance journalist who covers food, wine, travel, and style, saying her "beat is la dolce vita." She crosses the globe seeking unique eats, up-and-coming producers, and off-the-beaten path food and wine adventures. Amy contributes to The New York Times, Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Telegraph, Travel + Leisure, Vogue, T Magazine, Food & Wine, The Daily Beast, Bon Appetit, Conde Nast Traveler, and The Daily Beast. She is the author of Bump It Up (2010), a pregnancy style guide. Experience Amy Tara Koch crosses the globe seeking unique eats, up-and-coming producers, and off-the-beaten path food and wine adventures. She has sipped her way through the wineries of Ribera del Duero and met the hottest new pastry chefs in Paris. Looking for a fishmonger who will ship Michelin-quality to your doorstep? Amy is your woman. Before she covered food and travel, Amy wrote a style column for Chicago Tribune. In 2010 she penned Bump It Up. The pregnancy style primer was hailed by Glamour, T Magazine, and Access Hollywood as an essential must-read. Education Amy graduated from the University of Michigan College of Literature, Sciences, and the Arts with a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature/Letters. 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.