Joy Manning

Joy Manning
Education: New York University, Temple University

Joy Manning is a writer, editor, and recipe developer focused on food and health. She is also the author of Stuff Every Cook Should Know and Almost Meatless.


  • Joy has written for The Spruce Eats since April 2020.
  • Her work has appeared on sites such as The,,, and the Washington Post.
  • She has a BA in creative writing from New York University and a Master’s of English and Creative Writing from Temple University.



About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

Dotdash is among the largest and fastest growing publishers online, and has won over 50 awards in the last year alone, including Digiday's 2020 Publisher of the Year. Dotdash brands include Verywell, Investopedia, The Balance, The Spruce, Simply Recipes, Serious Eats, Byrdie, Brides, MyDomaine, Lifewire, TripSavvy,, and TreeHugger.

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