Amy Tobin fell in love with food as a young girl and began throwing her first dinner parties in high school. She’s come a long way since then, entertaining staffers from Bon Appetit and Gourmet magazines, interviewing Paula Deen, developing recipes for Gold Star Chili, writing a cookbook and creating the on-air segment “Amy’s Table” on Q102.

But her most meaningful accomplishment (besides her kids, of course), is her consulting business, Taramy Enterprises. “I’ve built it into something that makes me both proud and happy,” says Amy. “I love working creatively with brands on food and lifestyle projects.”

Amy’s been sharing her passion for food, entertaining and living well on Q102 since 2005. Some “living well” tips she takes to heart? Exploring Cincinnati’s beautiful parks – particularly the trails in Sharon Woods, honing her talent for fishing and spending quality time with her husband Rob, son Sean and daughter Katie, plus their two cats, Bella and Tom (“Though Tom may actually be a dog. We’re not sure.”).

September 1st: Locally Grown

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Today I chatted with some of my favorite Cincinnatian’s!

Cindy Berre gave travel tips for every budget

Julie Bauke gets  your unemployed Grad off the couch

Rita Heikenfeld talked about how to preserve the harvest and put our herbs to bed

Dr. Jon Mendelsohn joined me to talk about how to protect ourselves from sun damage, and how to repair the damage we’ve already done

Bret Schneider shared Fall planting tips and trends

I shared my Inspired Idea recipe - Chili with Sausage and Beef