Exactly one year ago tonight I made my first post here at The Amateur Gourmet. The post was titled: The Birth of an Amateur Icon. I wrote:
“I’m The Amateur Gourmet: a completely untrained, unaccomplished culinary lout with absolutely no expertise in anything having to do with food. I have an immature palate, an understocked pantry and a penchant for purchasing food that’s already been prepared. In my defense, I watch Martha Stewart religiously.”
365 days later and my palate is still a bit bratty, my pantry mostly understocked (although the ingredients are stranger: vanilla bean? Cardamom? Propeesha?) and for dinner tonight I bought pre-made food at Whole Foods. However, it must be said that Martha Stewart is in prison.
This site has proved to be so much fun. I love doing it. I love that you read it. I love loving that you read it. All in all, these have been the best 365 days ever. Here’s to at least 360 more! And please know how grateful I am for all of you wonderful people out there, in the dark. I couldn’t do this without you. All right, Mr. Del Monte, I’m ready for my close up.