It’s been 15 years since Dev Amadeo met the two great loves of her life: her daughter, Marianna, and in a twist of fate, cooking. Marianna was born with Aicardi-Goutieres, an extremely rare genetic disease whose best weapon is careful diet and nutrition. Dev had no choice—she took charge and taught herself everything she could about food and nutrients. Spoiler: What started as a chore became her calling.
Today Dev works as a full-time foodie, sharing her inspiring story and innovative recipes on her blog, Plum, and its adjacent Instagram handle. “You know that feeling when you are having such a great time and you just want to share it with the world?” she asks us. That joy is palpable in every stunning image she captures. See for yourself.