The Big Bad Book of Botany is Michael Largo’s entertaining and enlightening one-of-a-kind compendium of the world’s most amazing and bizarre plants, their history, and their lore. Amy discovers a world of wild, wonderful, and weird plants.
Rules of Civility & Decent Behaviour In Company and Conversation is the name of a list best known as a school writing exercise of George Washington, who became the first president of the United States of America. Amy gets into the subject with Steven Michaels Selzer, about keeping your cool when things get hot.
Amy chats with Alex Hitz, American celebrity chef, cookbook author, socialite and philanthropist, and founder of the luxury gourmet food product line The Beverly Hills Kitchen. His book “The Art of the Host” features tried-and-true recipes for classic comfort foods to serve with his inimitable style of gracious entertaining.
Amy chats with author, food historian and archaeologist Paula Marcoux about the fun of cooking with live fire. Her book “Cooking With Fire” is a hot collection of more than 100 fire-cooked recipes that range from cheese on a stick to roasted rabbit and naan bread.
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, Amy Tobin & Company (formerly 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.” You can find her at the New Riff Distillery in Northern Kentucky, where she is the Creative and Culinary Director of the Event Center
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.”).