Food writer Amanda Gibson of Lemon Baby at her Thanksgiving table, 2018

It was clear to Amanda Gibson, a food writer and owner of Lemon Baby, at a young age that she cared more about food than most. Her parents once came home to find Amanda (at 12 years old) wrapping shrimp in snow peas–something she saw in Martha Stewart’s Entertaining. After graduating from Florida State University, Amanda moved west to a small town in the Rocky Mountains. It was there she got her start in food writing with her weekly column, “Local Flavor”, in the Kootenai Valley Record, and co-founded a catering company. The pull of her Southern roots proved to be too great, as she relocated to Mobile in 2008 to pursue a graduate degree in creative writing. A current college instructor, Amanda now writes about Gulf Coast delicacies and gatherings from her home on the Gulf Coast, where she lives with her husband, two children, and Border collie.

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In the Media

Michelle Matthews, writer for Alabama Media Group, profiled Amanda in an article highlighting Lemon Baby’s #12DaysOfChristmas recipes.

The Everygirl Media Group, a female-centered media powerhouse with over 4.5 million monthly views, highlighted Amanda’s achievements in a career profile published in early May 2019 on the Everymom.

Amanda’s feature on Mardi Gras in Mobile was published in the winter edition of Edible Lower Alabama magazine

In the fall issue of Edible Lower Alabama magazine, Amanda wrote about the unearthing of Rosa Parks’s pancake recipe and Farm Fresh Meats, a family-owned butcher shop in Robertsdale, Alabama.

Bienville Bites Food Tour featured Amanda on their blog series, Serving It Up.

Amanda profiled Chef Duane Nutter of Mobile’s Southern National in the Summer 2018 issue of Edible Lower Alabama magazine.

Sarah Baird profiled Amanda and Lemon Baby in her Rouses Magazines article “Foodstagrams.” She described Lemon Baby as “a go-to resource for all things local and seasonal along the Gulf Coast.”

Lemon Baby was nominated for The Lagniappe’s 2019, 2018, and 2017 Nappie Awards as “Best Local Website/Blog.”

Amanda’s recipes are featured in Mobile’s Historic Midtown Living and Spring Hill Living magazines.

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