Amber Turpin and her family spent 75 days evacuated while the CZU Lightning Complex fires raged on.
Lookout Santa Cruz Contributor Amber Turpin

Lookout Eats contributor

Amber Turpin

Amber Selene Turpin is a freelance food and travel writer based in the Santa Cruz Mountains. She is a regular contributor to The Mercury News and Edible Monterey Bay, and has written for Civil Eats, EatingWell Magazine, and many other publications over the last fifteen years. While Covid-19 has certainly put a halt to the travel part of her career, food continues to illuminate and inspire, never ceasing to unveil a good story.

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