Hey, Who Are You?

It’s been a long time since I did a reader survey, to learn more about you–yes YOU–the person reading my site. So, if you’re so inclined, feel free to fill out the form below in the comments. It’ll be great to get a sense of who’s reading my site these days.

Name:

Location:

Age:

Sex:

Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:

Five Foods You Can Live Without:

How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?:

How Did You Get Here?:

What’s For Dinner Tonight?:

Thanks!

385 comments

  1. Name: rhiamom

    Location: Thailand

    Age: 54

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: chocolate, peanut butter, bread, yogurt, eggs

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: liver, tofu, bittergourd, jackfruit, durian

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 2 or 3 years

    How Did You Get Here?: my daughter

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Chicken stir-fry with garlic, asparagus and shiitake mushrooms, seasoned with black pepper and oyster sauce.

  2. Judith

    Italy

    old enough

    yes, please

    Pork, pecorino, Parmigiano Reggiano, eggs, flour

    Most intestines and glands, octopus,eel, rabbit, frog

    Ummm, long enough to not remember

    A reference on another chef’s blog

    Diet: lean pork, broccoli, water

  3. Name: Jason Sholar

    Location: Taylor, MI (Detroit area)

    Age: 26

    Sex: Male

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Gnocchi, Schaffer Burger Chocolate, Risotto, Chicken & Dessert!!!

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Brussel Sprouts, Rare Meat, Seafood, Peas & I don’t know…

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 2.5+ years

    How Did You Get Here?: General food blog surfing through Google. Once I found it, I could not leave it.

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Probably junk food, as I’m going bowling after work. No matter what I’m sure the bar will be included. :-)

  4. Name: Marsh Hanson

    Location: NYC

    Age: 37

    Sex: M

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Dark Chocolate, Cheddar Cheese, a killer Ranch Dressing, lobster, eggs benny

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Sauerkraut, truffles (I know…), Curry, Raisins (of any date, fig, etc.)

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: half a year

    How Did You Get Here?: linked

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: usually, whatever CooksIllustrated’s daily recipe is.

  5. Name: Devlyn

    Location: Currently Boise, Idaho

    Age: 27

    Sex: F

    5 Foods not w/out: sushi, sushi, mango, sushi, and sushi

    5 Foods w/: Peas, spaghetti squash, pork products, lobster, and cauliflower

    Reading: A few years? Just came back from a too-long haitus.

    Found: via Google

    Dinner: Teriyaki salmon with broccoli and japanese rice. Maybe some miso soup.

  6. Name: Mark

    Location: N KY

    Age: 46

    Sex: M

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:

    BBQ Ribs

    Chili

    Steak

    Beef stroganoff

    Philly cheesesteak sandwich

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:

    Brussels Sprouts

    Sauerkraut

    Goetta

    Bad Chili

    bad BBQ

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: Cpl months

    How Did You Get Here?: Not a clue

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: It’s Wed so it must be Taco’s

  7. Name:Lisa

    Location: Southern Wisconsin

    Age: 47

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Pasta, Chocolate, Lemons, Chicken, Any kind of Curry

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Cooked carrots, liver, custards, canned vegtables, muskmelon

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: a year and a half or so

    How Did You Get Here?: some cooking blog link somewhere?

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Leftover Thai chicken curry w/ rice

  8. Beryl

    Los Angeles

    33

    F

    5 Foods not w/out: chocolate, coffee, fresh berries, sushi, my spaghetti with meat sauce

    5 Foods w/: cauliflower, herring, arugula, anchovies, avocado

    Reading: 6 months

    Found: zuccini & chocolate

    Dinner: chicken parmesan

  9. Name: Trudy

    Location: NYC

    Age: 27

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Risotto, seafood, avocado, peaches, chocolate

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: refried beans, olives, marzipan, honeybaked ham

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: since before you moved to NYC, how long ago was that?

    How Did You Get Here?: can’t even remember

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: trout with macadamias, serrano, and green beans from Rick Bayless’ Mexican Everyday

  10. Name: Spike

    Location: Hong Kong

    Age: 52

    Sex: As often as possible (male, obviously)

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: chocolate, steak, all seafood (but especially sashimi and shellfish), pasta, pizza

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:

    eggs, stinky tofu, liver, all canned fruit and veggies, anything my mother cooks

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: at least six months, maybe a year?

    How Did You Get Here?: Probably it was a link from another food blog

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: yikes! the worst day to answer this question. the free buffet at Laguna Bar, which consisted of tiny hot dogs and frozen mini spring rolls – but it was free!

  11. Name: Kate H

    Location: MD

    Age:28

    Sex:F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Cheetos, Pad Thai, Steamed Shrimp, Steak and Bleu cheese

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: liver, lima beans, bell peppers, anything with ameretto flavoring and ….

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: since the janet jackson cup cakes post

    How Did You Get Here?: linked by a site that had an article on the janet jackson cup cakes

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: venison tenderloin ( if my hubbie remembers to thaw it out), broccoli and mashed taters

  12. Name: Jonathan

    Location: rural Kentucky

    Age: 31

    Sex: M

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: bread, garlic, salsa, fresh garden tomatoes, beer

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: mayonnaise, mushrooms, tofu, caramel, bell peppers

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 3-4 months

    How Did You Get Here?: food blog surfing from Google

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Homemade pasta with marinara and pesto (jarred pesto, unfortunately–can’t find enough basil around here this time of year) with roasted green beans.

  13. Name: Rob

    Location: Oklahoma

    Age: 38

    Sex: M

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:

    sicilian red sauce, san francisco sourdough, fried chicken, oatmeal cookies, tabouli

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:

    cheese, califlower, mushrooms, caviar, bananas

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: about 2 years

    How Did You Get Here?: I think from another foodie blog

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: a big ol’ salad w/homemade Lebanese dressing

  14. Name: Lisa

    Location: Urbana, IL

    Age: 27

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: chocolate, mama’s italian beef, cheese, avocado, & garbanzo beans

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: pigs feet, cauliflower, fennel, salmon, & ham

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: several months

    How Did You Get Here?: through Orangette’s blog

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: mama’s meatballs and penne

  15. Michele

    Chicago

    25

    Female

    5 Loves: Ribs, Pasta, Sweet Potatoes, Brussel Sprouts, Soup

    5 Yucks: Anchovies, Beans, Chili, Beef Strogenoff (sp?), Liver

    Reading for a few months

    Stumbled from a link from another blog, I suppose…

    Mmmm… I don’t know yet, I’m going to Milwaukee for dinner!

  16. Name: Mary

    Location: Georgia and California

    Age:46

    Sex:F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Pasta, Wine, Tomatoes, Heavy Cream, Cheese

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Liver, Lima Beans, Lentils, Lamb and Cabbage

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 1 year

    How Did You Get Here?: Google

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Pork Scallopine, Garlic Bread, Coppolla Claret

  17. What better time to delurk? Hi, Adam!

    Name: RA

    Location: PA

    Age: twenties

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: (sorry, I’m not very gourmet)

    – pasta

    – mushrooms

    – chicken noodle soup

    – Swedish fish

    – no-knead bread

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:

    – beets

    – turnips

    – sweet potatoes (I seem to have a root veggie thing going here)

    – raisins

    – French toast

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: about a year?

    How Did You Get Here?: a link from Smitten Kitchen

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Mmm, mac and cheese from the America’s Test Kitchen cookbook

  18. Name: Andrea

    Location: Florida

    Age: 32

    Sex: Only on a full moon

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Strawberries, chicken, tortillas, carrots and any kind of citrus

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Canned peas, asparagus, olives, processed cheese, non-diary creamer

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 3 or 4 months

    How Did You Get Here?: Following links in other blogs

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Haven’t thought that far ahead.

  19. Name: Becky

    Location: Dallas, Texas

    Age: 25

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Chocolate and Peanut Butter (counting them as one because that’s the only way to eat them), potatoes (mashed, baked, au gratin, raw, fried, etc…it doesn’t matter), cheese (cheddar, brie, feta, gorgonzola, etc), Mexican (or Tex-Mex more truthfully) and Chinese

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: liver, bell peppers, fish (excluding shellfish), brussel sprouts and tofu

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: several months now

    How Did You Get Here?: probably a link from another blog but I don’t remember which one

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: leftovers

  20. Name: Linda

    Location: Nashville, TN

    Age: 35

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: hummus, pierogies, sour cream, garlic, olives

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: haggis, eel, chocolate, canned vegs, clams

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 2004

    How Did You Get Here?: Today? Google Reader

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: cheese tortellini with grilled chicken and Alfredo sauce

  21. Name: Judy

    Location: Northern California

    Age: Does it really matter?

    Sex: Obviously female, see age comment

    5 foods can’t live w/out: pasta, cheese, steak, strawberries, chocolate

    5 foods can live w/out: brussel sprouts, tofu, blue cheese, mussels and really weak coffee

    How long reading AG: Not long enough

    How I found you: 101 Cookbooks

    Whats for dinner tonight? Red Snapper, Asparagus and rice w/mushrooms

  22. Name: Jenni

    Location: Boulder, Colorado

    Age: 28

    Sex: Girl

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: cured pork products, salmon, nectarines, yogurt, avacados

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: peas, whiskey, liver, Smarties, oven-roasted turkey breast cold cuts

    How Long Have You Been Reading AG?: 2.5 years

    How Did You Get Here?: Friends with AG from the college days,

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: something gluten-free as i was diagnosed with Celiac Disease a few weeks ago– makes eating significantly less fun :(

  23. Name: Lou

    Location: Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico

    Age: 52

    Sex: M

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:

    Pasta

    Bacalaitos

    Alcapurrias

    chicken soup

    bread

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:

    candy

    soft drinks

    organ meats

    pop tarts

    frozen bagels

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 6 months

    How Did You Get Here?: google

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?:

  24. Name:Lina

    Location:New Haven,CT

    Age:46

    Sex:Female

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:Nutella,Cheese,Pate,Broccoli rabe,butter

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:Chicken soup,peanut butter,pickles,liver,mustard

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 1 yr

    How Did You Get Here?:Orangette’s blog

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?:Rabe with turkey sausage & pasta.

  25. Name:Shane

    Location:Vancouver, WA

    Age:36

    Sex:M

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Wasabe, Chocolate, Sesame Oil, Cheese, White Tea

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Tomatoes, Sea Urchins, Okra, Bananas, Grape Leaves

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: Several Months

    How Did You Get Here?: I put a URL in the location bar and hit enter.

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Undetermined. I and my family are sick. Possibly chicken, rice and cauliflower. Simple, and safe.

  26. Name: Chanelle

    Location: Arizona

    Age: 25

    Sex: f

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: french fries, raspberries, pasta, any dish with lemon(sweet OR savory) and DESSERT.

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: red meat, seafood, mushrooms, mushrooms and mushrooms.

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: Almost two years, I think.

    How Did You Get Here?: Some google search led me to your hilarious “failure” video, and into the world of food blogging. There was no going back from that point!

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Probably Asian chicken noodle soup and baked potstickers.

  27. Name: Brian

    Location: Scottsdale, AZ

    Age: 37

    Sex: M

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: green salsa, green apples, brown rice, hummus, cheese

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: fondant, apple sauce, cole slaw, spring rolls, beef

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: Since the halcyon days of the Janet Jackson cupcakes.

    How Did You Get Here?: Google Reader

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Hrm…good question. Maybe some orange chicken, steamed vegetables and brown rice.

  28. Name: Wes Meltzer

    Location: Orlando, FL

    Age: 22

    Sex: Male

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Bread, chocolate, roast chicken, mashed potatoes, steamed asparagus

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Brussels sprouts, okra, tuna fish, pomegranates, zucchini

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: Since you were still in Atlanta — what, mid-2004?

    How Did You Get Here?: Google search results, somehow

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Leftover roast chicken, rice, broccoli, maybe rice pudding if I have energy

    Thanks, Adam!

  29. Name: Rebecca Lando

    Location: New York City

    Age: 24

    Sex: Female

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:

    Challah bread

    Beets

    Lamb

    Chocolate

    Cheese

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:

    Cilantro

    Chicken

    Refried beans

    Tomato paste

    Soda/Pop

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 6 months-ish

    How Did You Get Here?: from 101cookbooks.com

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Toasted sweet potato gnocchi with a little nutmeg, butter, and fresh-grated parmesan and an as-yet-to-be-determined salad.

  30. Name:Amy

    Location: Minneapolis

    Age: 33

    Sex:F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Good Dark Chocolate, Fresh Summer Tomatoes, Bread, Salty Snacks, Cooked Mushrooms

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Beets, Fennel, Anise, Uni, Ginger, Raw Mushrooms

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: about 2 years I believe

    How Did You Get Here?: I think Accidental Hedonist

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Pasta w/ homemade sauce and a salad.

  31. Name: Adam Lederer

    Location: Weimar, Germany

    Age: 33

    Sex: Male

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: 1) Rice; 2) Tortillas; 3) Chiles; 4) Brownies; and 5) authentic Thüringen Bratwurst

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: 1) coconut (in any form, even as flavoring); 2) marzapan; 3) American milk chocolate; 4) citrus fruit; and 5) fake “Thüringen Bratwurst”

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: Since the Cupcakes

    How Did You Get Here?: I cannot remember.

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Homemade Beef Chile — its on the stove simmering as I write… but it’s also 6 hours later in Germany.

  32. Name: Sara

    Location: Milan, Italy

    Age: 32

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Pasta, pizza, rice, chocolate, tomatoes

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: peas, parsnips, condensed milk, tofu, natto

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: about 1 year, I think

    How Did You Get Here?: I absolutely do not remember…

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Leftover from today’s post Cheese Pies…

  33. Name:

    Location: NYC/Upstate NY

    Age: 37

    Sex: Girly

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Bahn Mi, real hot buttered popcorn, Thai Red Curry, good ramen, bacon

    Five Foods You MUST Live Without: innards, eggplant, okra, broccoli rabe, all canned vegetables other than corn

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: more than several months but under a year

    How Did You Get Here?: I truly can’t remember

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: risotto with butternut squash, pancetta and peas.

  34. Name: Trish

    Location: Morristown, NJ

    Age: 34

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:

    chocolate, gorgonzola, prosciutto, nova lox, yoghurt

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:

    Tofu, broccoli rabe, corn, kidney beans, brown rice

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: At least 1.5 years

    How Did You Get Here?: Link from another food blog. Don’t remember which one.

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Turkey Legs in a red wine sauce.

  35. Name: Rebecca

    Location: Madison, WI

    Age: 23

    Sex: Female

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Tomatoes, Basil, Pasta, Sushi, Peanut Butter

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Processed x 5

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: ~ 2 months

    How Did You Get Here?: NYT

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Homemade Pizza!

  36. Name:

    Location: NYC/Upstate NY

    Age: 37

    Sex: Girly

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Bahn Mi, real hot buttered popcorn, Thai Red Curry, good ramen, bacon

    Five Foods You MUST Live Without: innards, eggplant, okra, broccoli rabe, all canned vegetables other than corn

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: more than several months but under a year

    How Did You Get Here?: I truly can’t remember

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: risotto with butternut squash, pancetta and peas.

  37. Name: Summer

    Location: Austin, TX

    Age:35

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: chocolate, chicken breasts, bananas, Diet Dr Pepper (not food, but still), and pizza

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: onions, green bell peppers, liver, curry and cabbage

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: maybe a month now

    How Did You Get Here?: google reader

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: pizza twists with marinara for dipping

  38. Name: Dave

    Location: Seattle, WA

    Age: 25

    Sex: M

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Chocolate, beef, beer, chicken, seafood

    Food Foods You Can Live Without: onions, liver, brussel sprouts, mayonnaise, beets

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 3 Months or so.

    How Did You Get Here? I think a link from another blog. I seem to recall something about food porn?

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Probably nothing (Ash Wednesday fast). If I cave, it’s going to be blue cheese bacon burgers and green beans.

  39. Name: Christine

    Location: Houston, TX

    Age: 35

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Cheese, bread, chocolate, sushi, butter

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: chicken thighs, watermelon, processed cheese, miracle Whip, Vienna sausages

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 2+ years

    How Did You Get Here?: the famous cupcakes! (miss Jackson’s)

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Osso Buco with milanese risotto, David L.’s dulce leche brownies

  40. Name: Lisa

    Location: Sunny Columbus, Ohio

    Age: ageless

    Sex: Girl

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Coffee, pasta, pork products, Italian canned tuna, cruciferous vegetables

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: green beans, sea cucumbers, chicken breast, fast food, brown rice (i know it’s good for me)

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: about 2 yeears

    How Did You Get Here?: I think KipLog

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: a bento box full of fruit and vegetables. Mmm mmm.

  41. Name: Rebecca Hartong

    Location: Fairfax, VA

    Age: 50

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: potatoes in any form, spinach samosas, plain yogurt, really good bread, good red wine. Hey, it’s food to me.

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: meat, meat, meat, meat, and meat.

    How Did You Get Here?: Google Reader

    What’s For Dinner Tonight? Fried Rice

  42. Name: Sarah

    Location: Sarnia, Ontario

    Age: 27

    Sex: f

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: cheese, chinese food, chocolate, salmon, fresh bread

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: tomatoes, liver, hot dogs (anything processed)…That’s about it…

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: A couple of months

    How Did You Get Here?: Can’t remember, from another blog I guess

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Last night we had chicken stew – it’s always better the next day! With some nice fresh crusty bread.

  43. Name: Vickie

    Location: Wash DC

    Age: old enough

    Sex: f

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: meat, sushi, chips, chicken, stock

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: bittermelon is the only thing I can think of

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: nearly a year

    How Did You Get Here?: have no idea, though I know the first post I read was about Mario’s roasted chicken

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: maybe leftovers, maybe spaghetti bolognese if my son lets me cook

  44. Name: Stephanie

    Location: Brooklyn

    Age: 30

    Gender: female

    Five Foods I Can’t Live Without, terribly general edition: sushi, pasta, cheese, soup, bitter greens

    Five Foods I Can Live Without: green peppers, muffins, mild fish, eggplant, millet

    How long/how I got here: honestly can’t remember. It’s been a while.

    What’s for dinner tonight? $1 oysters and 2-for-1 wine at Jolie.

  45. Name: Lisa

    Location: Connecticut

    Age: 38

    Sex: Female

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:chocolate, olive oil, cheese, bread, and any vegetable

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: beef, pork, fast food, processed cheese ‘food’, anything served at the Olive Garden

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: about six months

    How Did You Get Here?: Epicurious

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Tilapia w/chile lime butter, brown rice, green beans

  46. Name: Lisa

    Location: Connecticut

    Age: 38

    Sex: Female

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:chocolate, olive oil, cheese, bread, and any vegetable

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: beef, pork, fast food, processed cheese ‘food’, anything served at the Olive Garden

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: about six months

    How Did You Get Here?: Epicurious

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Tilapia w/chile lime butter, brown rice, green beans

  47. Name:

    Location: Brooklyn

    Age: 23

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Mochi Ice Cream Balls, Lasagna, Fresh Crusty Bread, Mushy Peas, Roma Tomatoes (with Basil)

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Meatloaf, Cheez Whiz, donuts, bananas (I know… it’s a texture thing), eggplant (see above)

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: About 4 months

    How Did You Get Here?: Boredom at work

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Fettucine Alfredo, Bread, Wine, Cranberry & Walnut salad

  48. Name: Sarah

    Location: MD

    Age: 25

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: cheese, bagels, sushi, green curry, guacamole

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: beef, shellfish (in fact, I *have* to live without these), organ meat, American cheese slices, tuna casserole

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: pre nipple cupcakes

    How Did You Get Here?: via Kinja or Bloglines

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Spaghetti squash with tomato sauce, grilled cheese with aged cheddar

  49. Name: Erin

    Location: NYC

    Age: n/a

    Sex: Female

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:

    Black Beans

    Peanut Butter

    Coffee in the morning

    Wine

    Hummus

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:

    Cheese

    Hot dogs

    canned tuna

    Any and all fast food

    asparagus

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: a little over a year

    How Did You Get Here?: i can’t remember

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: depends, we are doing our taxes, so if we get a nice refund somewhere fun for a cocktail and delicious dinner and if we don’t, we will go to the gym and have left overs

  50. Name: Erin

    Location: NYC

    Age: n/a

    Sex: Female

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:

    Black Beans

    Peanut Butter

    Coffee in the morning

    Wine

    Hummus

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:

    Cheese

    Hot dogs

    canned tuna

    Any and all fast food

    asparagus

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: a little over a year

    How Did You Get Here?: i can’t remember

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: depends, we are doing our taxes, so if we get a nice refund somewhere fun for a cocktail and delicious dinner and if we don’t, we will go to the gym and have left overs

  51. Name:Michelle

    Location:Midwest

    Age:35

    Sex:F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:Fruit, Sushi, Chocolate, Pasta, Cheese

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:Bell peppers

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: almost since you started

    How Did You Get Here?: followed a link – I don’t remember from where though

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Not planned – either pasta and salad or just salad.

  52. Name: Laurie

    Location: Houston, TX

    Age: 29

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Indian, Mexican, Lebanese, Sushi, Italian

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Bananas, Anything in the raisin family, Menudo (tripe ewwwww), I am sure there are two others….

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 2yrs

    How Did You Get Here?: A link

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Veggie Lasagna and Salad

  53. Name: Josh

    Location: Harrisonburg, VA (Rural Shenandoah Valley)

    Age: 28

    Sex: M

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Bread, Butter, Cheese, Chocolate, Meat

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Brussel Sprouts, Lima Beans, Oysters, Radishes, Turnips

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: Since Atlanta.

    How Did You Get Here?: I don’t remember.

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Something frozen and boring (it’s the middle of the busy work week).

  54. Name: Marilyn

    Location: Long Island

    Age: Wish I was 21, but actually 51

    Sex: F

    Five Foods I can’t live without: Bagels,

    pasta, sushi, chicken, any kind of cheese

    Five Foods I can live without: pork, brown rice, lima beans,non-dairy creamers,MacDonalds

    How long have I been reading: 2+ years

    How did I get here: Don’t remember- a link from somewhere

    Whats for dinner tonight: Swordfish, asparagus,angel hair pasta

  55. Name Scott

    Location MA

    Age 23

    Sex M

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without bread, beets, balsamic vinegar, brussels sprouts (roast!), olive oil

    Five Foods You Can Live Without zucchini, shrimp, pecorino cheese, saffron, mint jelly

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet? Since the Janet Jackson cupcake on CNN (3+ years?!)

    How Did You Get Here? CNN

    What’s For Dinner Tonight? leftover roast chicken, cold roasted root veg, green salad with balsamic-cider vinnegrette

  56. Name: Kimberley Slobodian

    Location: Vancouver, BC

    Age: 35

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: chocolate, pasta, bread, red wine, cheese

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: offal, injera, processed foods, fermented bamboo shoots, deep-fried insects

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 8 months

    How Did You Get Here?: link love

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: A re-creation of Chipotle’s barbacoa burrito

  57. Name: Brynjar

    Location: Iceland

    Age: 25

    Sex: M

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: At the moment i´m thinking Tuna salad, bread, skyr (icelandic dairy product), fish, water

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Traditional icelandic Þorramatur! (read about it on wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%9Eorramatur)

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: Getting close to two years, i think.

    How Did You Get Here?: Can´t remember, a link from another site or by google search.

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: stir-fried something.

  58. Name: Anne-Jet

    Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Age: 25

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: chocolate, sausages (how do you even spell that in English?), manchego cheese with quince jelly, dutch applepie, grilled paprika’s

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: stewed pears, oxtail soup, walnuts in a hot desert, grapefruits, tasteless cheese

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?:

    about a year now

    How Did You Get Here?: through David Lebowitzes site

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: pork filet wrapped in dry cured ham in a mustard sauce

  59. name: karen

    location: austin, texas

    age: 29

    sex: lady

    five foods you can’t live without:

    cheese, strong black tea, golden bowl from the grit in athens, achiote, beans of all kinds.

    five foods you can live without:

    meat, lemons, regular green peas, pickles, mustard.

    how long have you been reading amateur gourmet? well, i’ve been subscribed to the rss feed since november 2004. yikes!

    how did you get here? it’s been too long to remember, i think.

    what’s for dinner tonight? i’m not sure yet. maybe tacos.

  60. Name: Amy

    Location: Virginia

    Age: 27

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: popcorn, mushroom and cheese tortellini, red wine, yogurt, apples

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: pretzels, radishes, vending machine food, diet soda, pea soup

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: since last summer. 7 months maybe?

    How Did You Get Here?: A link off someone else’s blog, I imagine.

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: honey- and spice-glazed pork chops and salad. I’m hungry!

  61. Name: The Guilty Carnivore

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    Location: Portland, OR

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    Age: Somewhere between post-pube and pre-menopause

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    Sex: Not often enough

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    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Salt, MSG, pepper, ramen, tacos

    =-=-=-=-=-=-=

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Brains, bagels, foie gras, stupid-ass sushi rolls named after states or municipalities, tripe

    =-=-=-=-=-=-=

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: Longer than the word “Intertubes” was coined, shorter than the time from when our country to awoke from its post-911 wargasm.

    =-=-=-=-=-=-=

    How Did You Get Here?: Quantum Molecular Hyper-Transportation (aka QMHT)

    =-=-=-=-=-=-=

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Tacos, or ramen, or rigatoni with tomato sauce and nicoise olives, or leftover tofu-and-sweet-potato-curry, or 5 cage free eggs fried in Maggi

    =-=-=EOM=-=-=

  62. Name: Erin

    Location: Missouri

    Age: 25

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: dark chocolate, fresh fruit, pasta, tomatoes, and ice cream

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: beef, American cheese, mayo, jello, and grits

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: a long time! I can’t even remember when I started…very helpful of me (ha), but I’ve enjoyed every minute

    How Did You Get Here?: probably another food blog

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: homemade mac and cheese with broccoli

  63. Name: Amy

    Location: Sacramento, CA

    Age: 30.5

    Sex: Feminine

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: pizza, fish (raw, cooked, whatever), red wine and balsamic vinaigrette, berries, chocolate

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: natto, unripe fruit, pink lemonade, super fatty meat, cake

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: newbie – just started a month ago

    How Did You Get Here?: linked through from another food blog, I expect

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: pasta with butter, arugula, pecornio, and a ton of freshly ground pepper, a green salad, some kind of light and fruity dessert

  64. Name: Lexie

    Location: NYC

    Age: 27

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: thai red curry, pho bo, banh mi, pesto, cheese!

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: pork, cottage cheese, funyins (sp?), lay’s jamon chips (in spain), raisins

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: About a year

    How Did You Get Here?: Probably through Ed Levine’s old site

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Charles’s Southern Fried Chicken buffet baby!!!

  65. Name: tara

    Location: sf

    Age: 30

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:

    cheese

    greens

    red meat

    bread

    fresh herbs

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:

    fish

    seafood

    eggs

    beets

    liver

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: about a year

    How Did You Get Here?: no clue

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: pizza

  66. Name: Lis

    Location: iowa

    Age: 43

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: cheese, sourdough bread, eggs, red wine, milk

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: lamb, anchovies, spam, fake cheese, nonfat milk

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 2+ years

    How Did You Get Here?: kiplog

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: (hmm, I should have waited for another nite to post this!) tatertot casserole

  67. Name: Meryl

    Location: Atlanta

    Age: 25

    Sex: F

    5 you can’t live without: any & all cheeses, olive oil, fresh seafood, hamburgers with bbq sauce and ranch dressing, greek yogurt.

    5 you can live without: anything processed, meats pumped full of antibiotics and hormones. That’s it.

    How long have you been reading: about six months or so

    How did you get here: link from another blog – maybe bruni digest?

    What’s for dinner tonight: going to a friend’s house – hopefully something delicious!

  68. Name: Angelhair

    Location: Portland, OR

    Age: 39

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:

    cheese

    bread

    pasta

    bourbon

    beer

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: canned veggies (except tomatoes)

    over-processed anything

    coffee

    mass market beer

    cream soups

    questionably textured cuts of meat (i.e.tripe)

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?:

    quite a while

    How Did You Get Here?: Do not recall

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: fish tacos and beer

  69. Name: Jaime

    Location: Philadelphia

    Age: 26

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Loaded pizza, the vegan chocolate cupcakes from Whole Foods, roasted artichoke hearts, hamburgers with bleu cheese and sauteed mushrooms, green and red peppers.

    Five Foods You CAN Live Without: Tripe, haggis, anything from fast food restaurants, brussels sprouts, Marmite.

    How long have I been reading: A long time, since right around the time of the Janet Jackson cupcake post!

    How did I get here: From Chocolate & Zucchini, the first foodblog I ever found.

    What’s for dinner: Since it’s Ash Wednesday, probably just some sliced raw green peppers.

  70. Name: Kevin

    Location: Los Angeles

    Age: 37

    Sex: Male

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Beef…beautiful beef! , potatoes (any kind), chocolate, parmesean cheese, apples, red wine

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: eggs, mayo, most fish, beans, organ meats

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: +/- a year

    How Did You Get Here?: http://www.RentaBoy.com (KIDDING!!!)I don’t recall

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Leftover pork braised in grapes and balsamic (Oh God it was fantastic!)

    Thanks!

    You are most certainly welcome

  71. Name: Joe

    Location: Madison, WI

    Age: 32

    Sex: Yes, please (Male)

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Parmaggiano Reggiano, Butter, Broccoli, Tomatoes, Good Steak

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Anything from Taco Bell, flavored coffees, soda, frozen dinners, low-fat anything

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet: Today: 5 minutes, In General: ~ 2 years

    How Did You Get Here: My mom met my dad 37 years ago…

    What’s for dinner tonight: Salade Nicoise or Chicken Marsala

  72. Name: Meg

    Location: Atlanta, Georgia

    Age: 53

    Sex: Female

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Spaghetti, grits, bacon, cornbread, butter

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Liver, chocolate, chicken, white bread, tripe

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: less than 1 year

    How Did You Get Here?: Don’t remember

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Take-out salad (it’s Ash Wednesday and I leave from the office to go to church to lead the music)

  73. Name: Sarah

    Location: Cleveland, OH

    Age: 30

    Sex: Female

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: chocolate, pop-corn, fresh baked bread, steak, spaghetti

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:

    liver, kale, eggs, other organ meats, lentils

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: more than 2 years

    How Did You Get Here?: linked from another blog

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?:

    Indian spiced cheese fondue with home made naan and chutney, maybe some veggies too

  74. Name: Johanna

    Location: Greenpoint, Brooklyn

    Age: 24

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: goat cheese, apples, peanut butter, chocolate, cheeseburgers

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: chicken, lamb, nutmeg, fresh pineapple, protein bars

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: May 2005

    How Did You Get Here?: a friend I had in my apartment building recommended it to me.

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: not sure yet! I’ll improvise.

  75. Name: StephOnies

    Location: San Jose, CA

    Age: 29

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: All carby foods and meat.

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: All foods that are good for you.

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 3 months

    How Did You Get Here?: I was bored at work one day and did a search for foodie blogs and found this. I’ve been hooked ever since.

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Don’t hate me, but it’s probably going to be frozen food. This foodie gets tired after work.

  76. Name: Kitty

    Location: Park Slope, Brooklyn

    Age: 33

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Chocolate covered pretzels, Good french fries, fresh salsa, avocado, pasta

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: cottage cheese, canned fruit, blue cheese, liver, pickled herring

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: since November 2006

    How Did You Get Here?: Through another blog

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: leftover chicken enchiladas w/ roasted tomatillo salsa!

  77. Name: Jennifer

    Location: Holyoke, MA

    Age:36

    Sex:F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:

    Truffle oil, dim sum, granny smith apples, sweet potatoes and red beans.

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:

    Bananas, anything Indian, commercial chocolate, flan and broccoli stalks.

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 2 years

    How Did You Get Here?: Valley Victuals

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Vietnamese at the Bamboo House in Springfield, MA, if I don’t get carjacked.

  78. Name:Dee

    Location:Toronto

    Age:33

    Sex:F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:

    pasta, rice, tomatoes, garlic, cheese

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:

    vanilla ice cream, ham, miracle whip, grapefruit, golden italian dressing

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 5 minutes

    How Did You Get Here?: googling polenta

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: polenta

  79. Name: Claire Walter

    Location: Boulder, CO

    Age: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Good crusty bread, salmon, ripe tomatoes, dark chocolate, pssta

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Organ meats (tho’ I just had some good sweetbreads), shredded coconut, fast-food burgers, chicken-fried steak, grits.

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 4 months +/-

    How Did You Get Here?: Link from http://culinary-colorado.blogspot.com (my blog). Want to link back?

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Moroccan chicken, couscous, salad.

  80. Spencer

    Kingstree, SC

    42-M

    Pizza, Coldcuts, Donuts, Ice Cream, Coke

    Liver, tofu, vegemite, soy milk, coffee

    8 months

    surfing for food blogs

    It depends if my wife is well enough to eat. If well Chili con Carne, If not the kids will eat Fruit Loops and Milk and I’ll have a shaved ham and Provolone sandwich with bread and butter pickles.

  81. *Location: Tampa, FL

    *Age: 24

    *Sex: yes, please. I mean, female

    *Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Eggs, french fries, any type of Italian food, olive oil

    *Five Foods You Can Live Without: beets, hog maws, pig’s feet, overprocessed sweet vending machine confections, soda

    *How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: a few months

    *How Did You Get Here?: Link via the Paupered Chef

    *What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Chicken, asparagus, yellow bell pepper stir-fry with rice.

  82. Name: Cynthia

    Location: Northern California

    Age: 50

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Beef, Mayonnaise, tortillas, avocados, cheese

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: liver, octopus, raw eggs, raw meat, kidney beans

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: a few months

    How Did You Get Here?: I was looking for a recipe for Zuni Cafe roast chicken

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: carnitas tacos, beans, rice etc.

  83. Name: Sara

    Location: Knoxville, TN

    Age: 25

    Sex: Female

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Guacamole, citrus fruits, sweet potatoes, peanut butter, brussel sprouts

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Apples (allergic), beets, liver, anything with rosemary, white rice

    How Long Have You Been Reading AG? About 9 months

    How Did You Get Here? Google and research

    What’s For Dinner Tonight? Too soon to tell.

  84. Name:Jim

    Location:Corvallis, Oregon

    Age:52

    Sex:M

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:Pacific Snapper,spinach,garlic,mustard,mushrooms

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:beets,rhubarb,soda,cereal,liver

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?:over a year

    How Did You Get Here?:google looking for recipes

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?:Red pepper pesto fettucini with shrimp.

  85. Name: Dani

    Location: Baltimore, MD

    Age: 31

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: spicy tuna sushi, chicken-fried steak, pasta carbonara, pho soup and risoles (an Indonesian snack made with a crepe-like shell and filled with a creamy chicken and vegetable mixture)

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: peanut butter, cheesecake, Whopper malt balls, tiramisu, grapes (as you can tell-I’ve got more of a savory flair than a sweet one)

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 3 months

    How Did You Get Here?: Linked to your site from another food site

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Salmon cake on potato bread, served with a side of crab-flavored chips.

  86. Name:

    Name: Madeline aka/The Gourmet Peasant

    Location: Brooklyn

    Age:30

    Sex:Female

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:Dark Chocolate, coffee, soup, fage yogurt, wine (thats a food, right?)

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Sushi, fast food, potatoes, ranch dressing, hollandaise sauce

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: About six months now. I love your little films!

    How Did You Get Here?:Once I started my own food blog(http://gourmetpeasnat.blogspot.com) I started reading others. Had no idea there were so many.

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: I am having drinks at Cocotte Bar – on 3rd right off of 5th ave – will probably get some food there. If not, I’ve got some quiche in the fridge.

  87. Name:Plume

    Location:

    Age: 32

    Sex:F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:sushi, soy milk, french fries, noodles, brocoli

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: milk, eggs, meat, mussels, flower flavored things

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: more than a year

    How Did You Get Here?: from another blog I guess

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: stir-fry noodles with vegetables ans shiitake.

  88. Name: Pam

    Location: Atlanta, GA

    Age: 39

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Pad Thai, cheese, avocados, bacon, sourdough

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:

    Milk, fish roe, chitlins, soda, margarine

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: Close to 1 yr

    How Did You Get Here?: From cityrag, I think

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Pizza & American Idol

  89. Name: Kathy

    Location: Baltimore

    Age: 41

    Sex:F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: chocolate, yogurt, shrimp, cilantro, ice cream

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: lima beans, calves liver, green bell peppers, lentils, octopus

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: Slightly over a year

    How Did You Get Here?:Aliens

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: flank steak, Soba noodles with pesto, broccoli

  90. Name: Carolyn

    Location: Brooklyn

    Age: 26

    Sex:F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: home made bread, butter, cheese, bananas, french fries

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Fast Food, scallops, chopped liver, cheesecake, marmite,

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: half a year

    How Did You Get Here?: from another blog

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Vietnamese sandwiches from Hancos!

  91. Name:Sydney

    Location: London

    Age:35

    Sex:F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: steak, soft corn tortillas, fresh greens with lemon, french fries, chocolate milkshakes. Is a martini olive a food, if it’s in a martini?

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: marmite, sliced white bread, haggis, bland cheese, bananas

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: about 6 months

    How Did You Get Here?: probably another food blog

    What’s For Dinner Tonight? pancetta-wrapped cod, french beans (from Marks and Spencers, I’m afraid.. but you fry the cod yourself!)

  92. Name: Aimee

    Location: Atlanta

    Age: 26

    Sex: Female

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: all cheese, tortillas, black beans, spinach, garlic

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: mayonnaise, broccoli, Chinese food, sugary stuff, pork

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 3+ years but very sporadically since your move to NYC

    How Did You Get Here?: AJC I think?

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Chicken tacos.

  93. Name: Jeff Fortin

    Location: Waukesha, WI

    Age: 33

    Sex: M

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Steak (all forms….steak tacos, steak frites, ribeye, etc), sushi, salmon, chicken wings, avocados

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: califlower, corned beef hash, tripe, cooked carrots, canned vegetables

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: At least 2 years, likely more

    How Did You Get Here?: I don’t even remember.

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Orange peel beef…I think.

  94. Name: Josh

    Location: Manhattan

    Age: 32

    Sex: M

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:

    Any meat but goat, sushi, cheese, butter and wine (I guess that’s not technically a food, but I can’t live without it)

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:

    Celery (it’s in virtually everything and I detest everything about it), celeriac, celery seeds, celery salt and licorice

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?:

    Approx. six months

    How Did You Get Here?:

    Link from eater.com

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?:

    Tapas at a wine bar

  95. Name: Lauren

    Location: Bay Area, CA

    Age: 16

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Red Bell Peppers, spices such as curry and saffron, parmesan cheese, milk, and berry pies.

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: chinese dessert soup, seafood gumbo, cream sauces, sugar-free ice cream, and leeks.

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: about a month

    How Did You Get Here?: Through another food blog

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Leftover vietnamese food and carrot cake.

  96. Name: tulip

    Location: Atlanta, GA

    Age: 36

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: potatoes, chocolate, tomatoes, pasta, wine (not a food technically but there it is.)

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: hm. This is a tough one. Super hot peppers, green bell peppers, lemon grass, cilantro, tamarind. All things that I am just not really into. I do actually like them at times and in the right dish.

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: Since you were here in ATL attending law school.

    How Did You Get Here?: I think from a link at egullet, back in the day.

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Vietnamese chicken & rice soup.

  97. Name: Aude

    Location:Paris, France not Texas

    Age: 29

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: tea, olive oil, basil, bread, goat cheese

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: organ meats, blood sausage, rabbit, Lipton tea, corn starch

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: more than a year I guess

    How Did You Get Here?: I don’t really remember, maybe from Chocolate & zucchini

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: wheat spaghetti with homemade pesto, then sheep’s milk cheese with hot chile peper jelly, olive oil & kumquat cake baked this afternoon; hum that was good actually

  98. Name: Charise

    Location: Columbus, OH

    Age: 23

    Sex: Female

    Five foods can’t live without: crusty loaves of bread, most cheeses, pasta, chickpeas, sour cream

    Five food can live without: most seafood, coconut flakes, nuts in my food/dessert (plain by the handful is fine), any mushy cooked veggies (i.e., carrots, lima beans, etc.), the strange parts of animals (tongue, brain, intestines, etc.)

    How long? 6 months-ish

    How get here? a link from another food blog, don’t remember now.

    dinner tonight? out for bf’s birthday, but last night was moroccan chicken stew with couscous

  99. Name: Anne

    Location: Los Angeles, CA

    Age: 34

    Sex:F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: onions of any kind, criossants, sushi, cheese, flour tortillas

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: olives, natto, licorice, fennel, star anise

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 2 years

    How Did You Get Here?: via the food blogging universe

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: BBQ’d chicken breasts, black bean & corn salad and LOST.

  100. Name:Jeff

    Location: Kitchener, ON

    Age:33

    Sex:M

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:

    Pizza

    Steak

    Garlic

    Caesar Salad

    Chicken and Pork Chop with lemongrass

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:

    liver

    hazelnuts/brazil nuts

    Indian curry

    veggie sandwich meats

    horseradish

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?:8 months

    How Did You Get Here?: can’t remember

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: perogies with corn

  101. Name: meera

    Location: england

    Age: 23

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: chocolate, coffee, all manner of desserts, seafood, eggs

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: liver (kidneys, etc), over-cooked veg, pinto beans (and other pulses that take centuries to cook), beef, fish roe

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: a couple of years

    How Did You Get Here?: via another foodie blog

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: sweet chillie prawns with a mushroom, bean sprout and pepper stir fry, and poached pear with yogurt cake (see C&Z) for dessert.

  102. Name: Mags

    Location: CT

    Age: 30

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:

    Cheese

    French Fries (ok, potatoes in general)

    Filet Mignon

    Fresh crusty bread

    And I ashamed to say as a culinary arts student: Pizza

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:

    Liver

    Escargot

    Salmon (Farm raised)

    Chocolate (gasp!)

    Goat Cheese

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: A few months

    How Did You Get Here?: I don’t remember, to be honest…another food blog?

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Grilled cheese.

  103. Name: Courtney

    Location: Chicago, IL

    Age: 26

    Sex: Female

    Can’t Live Without: Good chocolate, crusty bread, spinach, cheese, steak

    Can Live Without: raw mushrooms, seafood, peas, bananas, lemon dessert

    How long reading: about 1.5 years

    I got here from another blog – I don’t remember which one.

    I will be on a plane for dinner – so I’ll be packing a sandwich and a treat!

  104. Name: Catherine

    Location: NYC

    Age: 35

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: french fries, cheese, pork, leafy greens, olives

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: beets, raisins, sauerkraut, yams, carrots

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 6ish months

    How Did You Get Here?: link from another food blog

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: tacos

  105. Name: Breadchick

    Location: Cambridge, MA

    Age: Old enough to know better but young enough to still get in trouble..Ok, 40ish

    Sex: F

    Five foods can’t live without:

    Fois Grais, smelly French cheese, cream of wheat, scallops, bread (of course!)

    Five foods can live without: eggplant, tripe, that gooey stuff I had in Mumbai, kidney pie, Kraft Mac and Cheese

    How long? a year

    How Get Here? My RSS reader (bloglines)

    What’s for Dinner tonight: bouilabaisse on fresh linguine and the dinner boule I made last night

  106. Name: Janet

    Location: SF Bay Area

    Age: 55

    Sex: Female

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: bread, cheese, fresh fruits, chocolate, ice cream

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: shellfish, sushi, liver

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 1 yr

    How Did You Get Here?: David Lebovitz

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: leftover roast chicken

  107. Name: Mei

    Location: Hoboken, NJ

    Age: 20

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: ice cream, belgium waffles, chocolate, mango, strawberries, garlic

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: blue cheese, bananas, carrots, coconut shavings, bitter melon

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 1 week

    How Did You Get Here?: Through another blog

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Strawberry Shortcake and lentel soup

  108. Name: Kat

    Location: Philly

    Age: 24

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Dill pickles, ice cream, General Tso’s Tofu, apples, and blueberries

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Headcheese, anything with sesame, anything from a box, and anything touched/endorsed by Rachael Ray (Or Sandra Lee)- not five but do I really care?

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: Since early last summer

    How Did You Get Here?: don’t remember

    What’s For Dinner Tonight? Grouper, brown rice and fresh green beans!

  109. Name: Amy

    Location: Kansas City

    Age: 27

    Sex: Girl

    Five foods you can’t live without: pancakes, rice vinegar, fish, all vegtables, ice cream in a waffle cone

    Five foods you can live without: Liver, mayo, gin, circus peanuts, anything vegetarian made to try and pass as a meat or cheese product

    How long have you been reading Amateur Gourmet?: About a year and a half

    How did you get here?: Through the food blog WELL FED

    What’s for dinner tonight?: roasted garlic on plain bagel chips, tuna steaks and asparagus

  110. Name: E

    Location: Washington, DC

    Age: 15

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Parmigiano Reggiano, good bread, pasta, corn, salmon

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: veal, mayonnaise, American cheese, cream cheese, anything processed

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 1-2 months

    How Did You Get Here?: another blog, I think

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?:

    chickpea salad with lemon juice, olive oil, and parmigiano (or salmon with dill butter, plus rice and beans and snap peas, depending)

  111. Name: jenik

    Location: Prague, Czech Rep., Europe

    Age: 28

    Sex: F

    5FICn´tLW: Mashed potatoes, custard, black coffee, cornichons and anything that has tomatoes

    5FICLW: Overcooked rice, fish and seafood, offal, candy and babyfood

    Tonight for dinner: Homemade pasta salad

  112. Name: pan Cuketka

    Location: Prague, Czech Republic, Europe

    Age: 27

    Sex: M

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: wine, olive oil, czech bread, butter, fruit

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: meat, spicy food, tripes&offal, processed&premade food, sushi

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 1 year

    How Did You Get Here?: by hole in a time-space continuum :)

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: cauliflower cream with grilled parmiggiano white bread .)

    (čau jeníku! :)

  113. Name: Cindy

    Location: Melbourne, Australia

    Age: 26

    Sex: Female

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: home-made pesto, pastry, dark chocolate, mushrooms, a packet of chips from the vending machine on a slow afternoon at work

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: meat, any five ways you like it

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: ~3 months

    How Did You Get Here?: link from another food blog

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: discovering a new restaurant in a suburb I’ve barely visited

  114. Name: Liz

    Location: NYC

    Age: 24

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: bread, cheese, tomatoes, avocado, swedish fish

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: escargot, liver, chicken, kale, whole wheat pop tarts (seriously dad, what were you thinking?)

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: Maybe a year and a half

    How Did You Get Here?: Google result on Iron Chef or Mario Batali or something

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Some sort of meyer lemon/arugula concotion. There’s meyer lemons at Trader Joe’s in NYC, go get some everyone!

  115. Name: Jen

    Location: Portland, OR

    Age: 21

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: There are of course *way* too many favorites to choose the ultimate five, but these come to mind right now: Crispy-juicy super-succulent carnitas tacos, roasted veggies of almost any kind, cheese (glorious cheese!), dark chocolate, and seafood in general – but especially steamed crabs (I did spend the first 19 years of my life in Baltimore, MD).

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: bananas, tofu, corn dogs, scrambled eggs, chicken sashimi.

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: Less than a year, but in that time, voraciously. Especially at work.

    How Did You Get Here?: Zero recollection…probably a Google search or a link from another blog.

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: I’m bringing a roasted beet, fennel, and orange salad to a potluck-type dinner with a couple friends. I think the evening will also involve eggplant lasagna. And plenty of wine.

  116. Name: subede

    Location: East Hartford, CT

    Age: 53

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Chocolate, Garlic, Chicken, lemons, spinach

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: liver, canned peas, white bread, margarine, tofu

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: I just started

    How Did You Get Here?: a link on epicurious.com

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: mild black bean chili over toasted polenta rounds

  117. Name: Stacey

    Location: Vancouver, BC

    Age: 41

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Indian curry, Thai curry, any pasta, chocolate, hot sauce

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Tripe, head cheese, peanuts, peanut butter, any junk food

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: A few months

    How Did You Get Here?: link from another blog site.

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Tuna casserole

  118. Tracy

    Chicago

    36

    f

    Can’t Live Without: lemon, heavy cream, chicken, peppers & Gatorade(I know, I know)

    Can Live Without: salmon, gluten, processed foods, raw onions & apples

    How Long?: A couple of years

    How Did You Get Here?: I have no idea

    What’s For Dinner: Homemade pizza

  119. Name: Londell

    Location: Denver, CO

    Age: 33

    Sex: M

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: pasta, bacon, butter, bread of any kind, and potatoes

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: liver, pig parts/appendages, toungue, hmm, that’s it really.

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: Just today.

    How Did You Get Here?: Google Reader

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Nohting I’m fasting, it’s Ash Wednesday.

  120. Name: erica

    Location: denver, co

    Age: 28

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: bacon, all cheeses, avocados, milk, mushrooms

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: saurkraut, pickled ginger, baked beans, soggy bread, beef liver

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: see below

    How Did You Get Here?: megnut (battle foie gras!)

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: unless you’re coming to cook for me…cap’n crunch

  121. Kitchenbeard

    San Francisco, CA

    Closer to 40 than 20

    Man

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Eggs, butter, bread, chilis and peanut butter.

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Kraft macaroni & cheese, cheesewhiz, anything Rachel Ray has touched, cake mix, and pork rinds.

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: About a year.

    How Did You Get Here?: Well first my parents met in 1960 and……

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Garlic oratmeal with chicken breasts mixed in mostl likely unless I get inspired and also manage to get a nap in.

  122. Name: Melissa

    Location: Urbana, IL

    Age: 20

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: gouda, goat cheese, elk, carnitas, raspberries

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: onions, Lay’s chips, collard greens, turnips, lima beans

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: about a year

    How Did You Get Here?: hmm…some random link

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: dorm food :(

  123. Name: Sarah

    Location: Minneapolis

    Age: 27

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Parmesan, Chocolate, Coffee, Pasta and Avocado

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Tofu and Sake

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: A year?

    How Did You Get Here?: Another food blog

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Lemony linguine with onions, jalapenos and romano! Mmmm….I’m hungry.

  124. Name: Emily

    Location: Durham, NC

    Age: 25

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: dark chocolate, garlic, peaches, raspberries, fresh salsa

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: sardines, chevre, steak, salt & vineagar potato chips, rabbit

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: about a year

    How Did You Get Here?: another food blog

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: leftover tuna casserole

  125. Name: Melissa

    Location: Greater Boston

    Age: 31

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Blue cheese, potatoes, bread, pasta, avocados

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: shrimp, lobster, coffee, salt & vinegar chips, swiss cheese

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: almost a year

    How Did You Get Here?: from another blog

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: butternut squash soup, rosemary & olive oil bread with butter, cup cakes

  126. Name:zee

    Location:London, England

    Age:58

    Sex:f

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:Bread, wine, olive oil, cheese, tomatoes

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:Okra, chocolate, ready made salad dressings, low fat anything

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: a few months

    How Did You Get Here?: one link leads to another!

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?:Cumberland sausge cassoulet

  127. Name: Natalia

    Location: Denver, CO

    Age: 19

    Sex: Female

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: good bread, raspberries, gelato, good butter, and fresh mozzarella

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: tofu, red meat, licorice, bean sprouts, and choux pastry

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: about a year and a half

    How Did You Get Here?: I don’t really remember

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Pizza?

  128. Name: Christine

    Location: CT

    Age: 23

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: guacamole, dark chocolate, wine, cheese, chicken tikka masala

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: peas, veal, scallops, beets, tofu

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: over 2 years I think

    How Did You Get Here?: My friend Bright sent me

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Spicy black bean soup, homemade guacamole, and chick pea curry

  129. Name: Fran

    Location: Pearl City, Hawaii

    Age: 40

    Sex: Female

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Ribeye Steaks, Rice, Sashimi, Raw Oysters & Chocolate

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: I can’t think of any food I dislike (and I’ve tried a lot of unusual things)

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: almost two years

    How Did You Get Here?: don’t remember, but it was from another blog

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: I have flank steak defrosting, I’ll probably stir-fry it with onions and tomatoes.

  130. Name: Stacia

    Location: Kansas

    Age: 35

    Sex: Female

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: marinara sauce, choo chee pla (Thai red snapper), sashimi, filet mignon, chicken breast.

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: cauliflower, brussel sprouts, turkey, Hershey’s milk chocolate, fruited bagels, eggs.

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: just a couple weeks

    How Did You Get Here?: from Too Many Chefs, I believe

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: cajun chicken (bone-in chicken in a spicy red sauce, with okra, celery, onion, and green pepper), over steamed rice.

  131. Name: Nicole Marie

    Location: Los Angeles

    Age: twenty-three

    Sex: feminine

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:

    1. butter

    2. artichokes

    3. crusty bread

    4. waffles

    5. asparagus

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:

    1. shrimp

    2. bivalves (mussels, clams, oysters)

    3. creamy salad dressings

    4. steak (I much prefer other cuts of meats)

    5. blue cheese

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: since before its first birthday

    How Did You Get Here?: can’t remember… maybe a link from a feature article?

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: if all goes well, I’ll be dragging my boyfriend out for Japanese-slash-sushi!

  132. Name: Jane

    Location: Miami Beach, FL

    Age: 36

    Sex: Female

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Chocolate, Cheese, Bread, eggs, milk.

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Tofu, hot dogs, candy (non-choc), yogurt, processed meats.

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: cpl weeks

    How Did You Get Here?: Chocolate & zucchini.

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: nutella on croissant – sad, I know.

  133. Amanda

    Seattle, WA

    late 20s

    yes

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:

    -potatoes

    -asian pear apples

    -croissants

    -coffee

    -chinese broccoli

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:

    -cheetos

    -prepackaged deli meat

    -broccoli

    -cooked carrots

    -grapefruit

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: almost a year

    How Did You Get Here?: I don’t remember; other food blogs I think.

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Masala aloo (mashed potatoes with Indian spices), pooris (like fried rotis), and papad (like pappadum — wafers).

  134. Name: Cathy

    Location: New York, NY

    Age: 24

    Sex: Female

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: almond butter, muffins, fruit, chinese water spinach, granola

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: dairy, chocolate, steak, liver, orange juice

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: pretty much since the beginning

    How Did You Get Here?: don’t remember anymore

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: mustard greens sandwich from Chinatown (recommend by you!)

  135. Name: Corinne

    Location: Ontario, Canada

    Age: 21

    Sex: Female

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:

    Oatmeal

    Bread

    Sweet Potatoes

    Bananas

    Apples

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:

    Pizza

    Cheese

    Mayo/Ketchup/all condiments

    Raw tomatoes

    Pancakes

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: About 8 months

    How Did You Get Here?: Random, probably from Slashfood

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?:

    Shrimp stirfry with tons of veggies

  136. Vida (as in life, yes)

    Mexico City

    27

    Female

    With: cold milk, chocolate, lemon, chicken stock with rice, all kinds of beans.

    Without: things that aren’t quite dead before you eat them (oysters and such), canned soup.

    Started reading about a year ago, via google, I think.

    Tonight’s dessert night: lemon pie, rompope-chocolate cake and, maybe, some fish fillets with tomato salad.

  137. Name: Becky

    Location: England

    Age: 22

    Sex: Female

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Rice, tea, yoghurt, broccoli, eggs

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Coleslaw, vinegar/vinegrette, pretty much anything pickled, offal

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: Long time. 4 years-ish?

    How Did You Get Here?: Looking for a cupcake recipe… and I found one;)

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Oyakodon (chicken and egg rice bowl), courtesy of living and studying in Japan for a year.

  138. Name: emily

    Location: michigan

    Age: nineteen

    Sex: female

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: baguettes, fresh fruit, feta cheese, chicken, and vanilla yogurt.

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: peas, asperagus, any sort of bean, cottage cheese, and eggs that arn’t scrambled.

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 6 months or so, but i’ve read all the archives!

    How Did You Get Here?: through another food blog, probably.

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: popcorn and hot chocolate…i’m studying for a big psych test :-\

  139. Name: Michelle

    Location: Pittsburgh, PA

    Age: 27

    Sex: F

    5 foods that I can’t live w/out:

    Chocolate, eggplant, pasta, cheese, garlic

    5 foods I can live w/out:

    Mushrooms, mayo, ham, chevre, veal

    How long have I been reading?

    On and off for the past few years.

    How did I get here?

    Not sure. It’s been a while. If I had to guess, I’d say a followed a link from another site.

    What’s for dinner tonight?

    Something in my freezer from Trader Joe’s. Pathetic I know, but it’s been a LONG day…

  140. Name: Jodie

    Location: Vancouver, Canada

    Age: 19

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: I like to think everything I eat is necessary for my survival, but more specifically… animal fat, toast w/ butter and nutella (yes, both), mushrooms, garlic, uni (sea urchin) sushi

  141. Name: Jodie

    Location: Westchester County, NY

    Age: 31

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:

    1. Filipino spaghetti,

    2. cheese,

    3. chocolate

    4. peanut butter and jelly sandwich,

    5. chicken

    6. ketchup

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:

    1. avocado

    2. olives

    3. liver

    4. okra

    5. beef

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: several months

    How Did You Get Here?: via chocolateandzucchini.com

  142. Name: Jule

    Location: Columbus, OH

    Age: 26

    Sex: Female

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Steak, Potatoes, Garlic, Broccoli, Bread

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Most seafood, chicken liver, cauliflower, canned vegetables, Red Delicious Apples

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 6 months

    How Did You Get Here?: I think google

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Glazed pork chops from Cooks Illustrated

  143. Name: Kelly

    Location: Cleveland suburb

    Age: 29

    Sex: F

    Five foods that give me the will to live:

    Steak

    Stinky cheese

    crusty bread

    wine

    chocolate

    Five foods that make me question people and their tongues:

    intestine meat

    crappy coffee

    blood sausage

    salmon

    bologna

    How long have I been a reader?: 3 years

    How did I get here? C&Z

    Dinner tonight: Chicken a la king

  144. Name: Nita

    Location: San Jose, CA

    Age: 53

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: red meat, olive oil, Memphis-style pulled pork BBQ, sushi, blue cheese salad dressing

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Texas beef ribs, green bell pepper, beef liver, Spam, food with too much mayo

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: About a dog’s year

    How Did You Get Here?: haven’t a clue

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: grilled porterhouse steak cooked Florentine style, roasted asparagus, baked potato, bottle of cabernet sauvignon

  145. Name: astrid

    Location: brooklyn, ny/boston, ma

    Age: 28

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:

    noodles

    shiitake mushrooms

    pizza

    red wine

    jiaozi

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:

    watermelon

    celery

    cottage cheese

    root beer

    bananas

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 2 years

    How Did You Get Here?: can’t recall.. saw so many links to the site, had to check it out

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: chicken pot pie

  146. Name: Dani

    Location: NJ

    Age: 31

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:

    mozzarella, chocolate, avocados,

    apricot juice, filet mignon

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: beef jerky, chef boy-ar-dee, bologna, spinach, brussel sprouts

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: several months

    How Did You Get Here?: another food blog, not sure which one

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: whole wheat pasta with sauteed zucchini and eggplant

  147. Name: Amy

    Location: Williamsburg, VA

    Age: 25

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: sushi, gourmet chocolates, Trader Joe’s basil salad dressing, mango with sticky rice, fresh basil rolls

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: sausage, brussels sprouts, natto, milk with lactose, liver

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: this is my first visit!

    How Did You Get Here?: http://www.roboppy.net/food/2007/02/death_by_momofuku.html#more

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Spinach salad topped with tandoori garlic chicken, spicy cashews, cucumber slices, green pepper, carrots, grapes and Trader Joe’s basil dressing + 2 sesame melba toast crackers + 1 gourmet chocolate

  148. Will you actually read all the comments? :)

    Name: Shelly

    Location: Oakland, CA

    Age: Ahem… 31.

    Sex: Yes please. Oh sorry, I mean female.

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Dark chocolate, pasta, good cheese, really good rye bread, decent lox.

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: artificial sweeteners, corn syrup, margarine (feh!), jarred mayonnaise and anything prepared with it, “low-fat” foods.

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: About 2 years, on and off.

    How Did You Get Here?: Probably from a link on someone else’s food blog.

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: I’ll be home so late I won’t feel like cooking. Probably homemade cornmeal spiked no-knead bread (baked it on Sunday) with Cyprus Grove cheese and some fresh vegetables.

  149. Name: Kirsten

    Location: Phoenix, Arizona

    Age: 26

    Sex: Female

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:

    Mexican Food

    Pho

    Cake and anything chocolate

    Sushi

    Wine

    The list could go on…

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:

    Baked goods or desserts with walnuts in them

    Tripe & most offal

    Canned black olives

    Shredded coconut (texture issue, like the flavor)

    Can’t think of a 5th? I like almost everything

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: About 9 months

    How Did You Get Here?: Link from another food blog – not sure which one

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Corn chowder

  150. Teri

    Sherman Oaks, California

    44

    female

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Parmigiano Reggiano, red meat, garlic, pasta, cherry pie

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: blue cheese, liver, tripe

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 2 years

    How Did You Get Here?: I think it was a Google search

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: shrimp scampi, pasta, chopped salad.

  151. Name:Dave

    Location: North Idaho

    Age:46

    Sex:M

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:Mexican food, Ravioli, Veggie Burgers, Omelets and Potatoes

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Red Meat, Pork, Overcooked Veggies, Soup and Stews

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: About 2 weeks

    How Did You Get Here?: Google Reader

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?:Pasta and Veggie Sausage

  152. Name: Tina

    Location: New York, NY

    Age: 21

    Sex: Female

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:

    – Desserts & Chocolate (if that’s considered food)

    – Cheese (the good stuff, please)

    – Artisanal bread

    – Sushi

    – Pork

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:

    – Liver (except foie gras)

    – anything artificially sweetened, colored, and/or added chemical fillers (gross!)

    – Margarine

    – Shellfish (I’m allergic)

    – McDonald’s (I haven’t touch that thing half my life)

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 182 days and counting

    How Did You Get Here?: From my friend’s food blog: roboppy.net/food

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?:

    Braised pork shoulder, steamed broccoli, and a bowl of udon in homemade chicken stock.

  153. Name: Miss M

    Location: New England US

    Age: 22

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:

    avacados, most cheeses, fresh tender crunchy bread and butter, fresh fruit and veg- so many, can’t choose!, greek yogurt.. steak. wait, that’s 6. *sigh*

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:

    raw onions, chicken livers, green peppers,veal, twinkies. red delicious apples.

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: a few months

    How Did You Get Here?: food blog surfing

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?:

    two slices of mediterannean style pizza (feta, kalamata olives, artichoke and tomato) with a glass of 2005 Excelsior Cab Sauv (S. Africa). Thanks both to my professor- I’m a teaching assistant for a wines class at college and we had to correct exams tonight- hence free pizza! yum. And extra wine from the extra credit tasting. Huzzah! I love my job.

  154. Name: Gaye

    Location: Melbourne, Australia

    Age: 34

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Chocolate, ginger, steak, raspberries, potatoes

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Cabbage, alfalfa, tripe, eel, really fatty anything

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 2 years

    How Did You Get Here?: Link from another food blog

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Beef stir fry

  155. Name: Holly

    Location: Montgomery, Alabama

    Age: 23

    Sex: Female

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Tempeh, Apples, Garlic, Tomatoes, Spinach (although I briefly lived without it this fall, damn e. coli)

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Onions, Meat, Dill, Avocados, Horseradish/Wasabi

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 6ish months

    How Did You Get Here?: Google

    What’s For Dinner Tonight: Barbecued tempeh with roasted Roma tomatoes & balsamic glaze

  156. Name: Carrie

    Location: Atlanta, GA

    Age: 26

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: apples, carrots, toast, chicken, nutella

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: eggs, olives, seafood, cilantro, liver (they all make me ill)

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: since the very beginning

    How Did You Get Here?: Realizing that all of the delicious baked goods that I was eating when we watched Sex and the City were being written about online…

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: turkey sandwich and salad

  157. Name: Emily

    Location: NYC

    Age: 24

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Raspberries, goat cheddar, nigella’s lamb and lentil stew, harira, black and white cookies

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: chicken in all its permutations, dark chocolate, any type of fat free cheese, tea, grape jelly

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: about a year and a half

    How Did You Get Here?: looking for restaurant reviews upon my move to NYC

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: whole wheat pasta with chicken/fontina/spinach sausage and marcella hazan’s tomato sauce; salad with mustard vinaigrette

  158. Name: Janelle

    Location: Brooklyn, NY

    Age: 20

    Sex: Female

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:

    a well prepared rare steak

    Ben and Jerry’s Oatmeal Cookie icecream

    strong coffee

    very dark chocolate

    really good sushi

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:

    Oranges

    American cheese

    green peppers

    diet soda

    walnuts (I’m alergic)

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 10 months or so

    How Did You Get Here?: Linked through a forum post

    What’s For Dinner Tonight: Mongolian barbecue from the little place down the block.

  159. Name: Zeep

    Location: Seattle

    Age: Does anyone really still believe in time these days?

    Sex: It’s a good thing, generally speaking.

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: mexican, american, asian, russian, you get the idea.

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: I cannot live without food, although I must admit that mushrooms aren’t always agreeable to me. for shame.

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 2 or 3 years now, and going strong. keep it coming AG!

    How Did You Get Here?: Surfed on in. Janet Jackson cupcakes probably snared me initially…

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: homemade mac-n-cheese with grilled ribs… yummm.

  160. B

    Milwaukee

    21

    Female

    Can’t: My mom’s Vietnamese food, French Fries, Gala Apples, peanut butter, cheese

    Can: Shrimp, shrimp, shrimp, crab, rice porridge

    I’ve been reading for a few months…got on here through Orangette.

    For dinner: spaghetti with pesto and tuna

  161. Name: Emily

    Location: New Haven, CT

    Age: 28

    Gender: F

    5 Foods I can’t Live Without: this question is too hard. but i’ll try: dark chocolate, red meat, fruits, maple syrup, bread/yogurt tie

    5 Foods I can live Without: lobster, mussels, tacos, brussel sprouts, hamhocks

    How Long Have I Been Reading: 4 months

    How Did I Get Here? My friend Darlene

    What’s for Dinner Tonight? chicken & veggie curry (curry sauce courtesy of Trader Joe’s)with brown rice

    p.s. i love your songs and videos. (when i listen to them/watch them, i wish we could be friends). Field trip to New Haven, home of the worlds’ first hamburger?

  162. Name:

    Junglegirl

    Location:

    Hawaii

    Age:

    31

    Sex:

    goddess

    Five foods I can’t live w/o:

    Avocado, Kale, Lemon, Spirulina, fresh Coconuts

    Five foods I can live w/o:

    Meat, dairy, GMO’d foods, factory farmed foods, non-organic foods. In fact, the only way to live IS without these foods !

    How Long a Reader:

    About 6 months, since I got DSL, yippee!

    How did I get here:

    ChezPim’s list of blogs

    What’s for dinner tonight:

    Organic Kale chopped salad, organic Kabocha squash and quinoa. One of my favorite most satisfying meals!

  163. Name: Maricris N.

    Location: Philippines

    Age: 26

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:

    Chocolate, Vegetables, Fruits, Chicken, Seafoods

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:

    Mayo, Vinegar, Red Meat, Cake, Ice cream

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?:

    3 months

    How Did You Get Here?:

    RSS feeds

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?:

    Uhmm.. dunno yet =P

  164. Name: Eileen

    Location: Silicon Boring, I mean Valley

    Age: 29

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:

    GARLIC

    pasta

    cheese

    mushrooms

    spinach

    (plus one drink: WINE.)

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:

    nori

    shrimp

    sushi

    ham

    blueberry pancakes wrapped around

    sausage on a stick

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: Something like two years? I don’t know.

    How Did You Get Here?: from my own links page of links

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Tonight is very hormonal, so it may just be gin. Also chocolate. Then at some point probably burritos.

  165. you must have lots of time on your hands (or lots of insomnia) to slog through all these replies but here goes

    Name: Mel

    Location: suburbs outside Washington DC

    Age: 26

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: chocolate, lobster, steak, broccoli, summer squash

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: asparagus, brie, liver in all its various forms, most beans, veal

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: I don’t know. almost a year maybe?

    How Did You Get Here?: I don’t remember. I sort of wander on the internet and find myself places.

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: I had leftover spaghetti (with meat sauce), much to my Catholic family’s dismay.

  166. Name: SR

    Location: NYC

    Age: 28

    Sex:F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Chocolate & Peanut Butter, Red Meat, German Beers, Honey Roasted Penuts & Cashews (Nuts for Nuts arts!), Cesar Salads

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Soft Drinks, Marzipan, Cilantro (why is it in everything!), Bread & Pasta

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 1.5 years

    How Did You Get Here?: No idea honestly

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: grilled chicken and shrimp w/ alfredo sauce

  167. Name: Grace

    Location: NYU

    Age: 20

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: eggs, olives, chicken and vegetable ramen, grapefruits, watercress

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: liver, thousand year eggs, pumpkin, chai, bananas

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: Since the Summer of 2005, when I started working in a bum workstudy job :)

    How Did You Get Here?: a bookmark

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: homemade dumplings and peas

  168. Name: Dennis

    Location: Seattle

    Age: Only my Mom knows – she was there

    Sex: M

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:

    pizza, wine, beer, cheese, bread

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:

    Ducks Blood Soup, Kidneys, Tripe – most offal but I like liver.

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: About a year

    How Did You Get Here?: Link from another food blog

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Clams & Fideo (Top Chef Recipe)

  169. Name: Darcy

    Location: Pittsburgh, PA

    Age: 22

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: garlic, greens, chocolate, tempeh/tofu, sweet potatoes

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: chicken, beef, red delicious apples, HFCS, partially hydrogenated stuff

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: a mere few months!

    How Did You Get Here?: epicurious

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: sleek (kale/bulgur/black eyed peas/onion/lemon)

  170. Name: Christine Liu

    Location: Boston, MA

    Age: 24

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: pork, shrimp, hot peppers, chocolate, tomatoes

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: raw cucumbers (but i love pickles!), liver, white chocolate, tasteless industrialised meat, flavorless industrialised produce

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: a couple years!

    How Did You Get Here?: from the sxsw bloggies

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: flank steak from new zealand paired with a totally improvised mushroom-redwine reduction (i thought of you when i made it!)

    happy belated birthday, adam, and thanks for being one of the best bloggers around! xo

  171. Name:Deanna

    Location:Toronto

    Age:25

    Sex:

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:chocolate, cheese, pasta, greens, pizza

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:soft drinks, cilantro, taco bell, pork rinds, offal/organs

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 2 and half yrs

    How Did You Get Here?: I don’t remember how this started but it’s routine now!

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: salad and nacho chips

  172. Name: Matt

    Location: Baltimore

    Age: 21

    Sex: Male

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Peanut butter, pasta (especially alla carbonara), yogurt, mexican with lots of cilantro and lime, coffee

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Sundried tomatoes, vegemite (a food?), grapefruit, sweet-n-low, shrimp (allergic)

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: About 6 months

    How Did You Get Here?: Linked through the lovely Chocolate and Zucchini

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Tofu with scallions from How to Cook Everything

  173. Name: stephanie tanner

    Location: los angeles

    Age: 24

    Sex: its fun, jk, F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: cheese, avocado, bread, pasta, fries

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: ice cream, lox (im a bad jew), steak, chocolate, & green bell peppers

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 2.5 years

    How Did You Get Here?: from another food blog but i cant remember which one!

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: homemade macaroni and cheese with mushrooms

  174. Name: Sam

    Location: Highlands Ranch, CO

    Age: 36

    Sex: M

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Grilled shrimp, lobster & butter, blueberries & homemade yogurt, corned beef, In-N-Out Burger.

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Eggplant, brussels sprouts, Kraft mac & cheese, hot dogs w/ketchup, eel. (ok, I’ve never had eel.)

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: When did Google Reader go live? 6 months sounds about right.

    How Did You Get Here?: Google Reader had it as one of the feeds in their food section of RSS feeds.

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Italian sausage w/zucchini, squash & onions & tomato sauce.

  175. Name: Lisa

    Location: Sacramento

    Age: Old enough to be your mother

    Sex: Not now, I have a headache

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Coffee, cheese, brussels sprouts, Beef, white peaches

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: canned salmon, bleu cheese, milk, liver, lamb

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: about 4 months, but I’ve caught up on almost all the back-posts

    How Did You Get Here?: googled “braised short ribs”

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: creamy polenta with tri-colored pepper pepperonata

  176. Name: Kathleen

    Location: California

    Age: 27

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:

    Pasta, Bread, Pizza dough, Cheese, Steak

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Chocolate, Pastries, Raw tomatoes, Lots of green veggies (asparagus, brussel sprouts), Potato chips and other junk foods

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: Six months

    How Did You Get Here?: Another food blog somewhere

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Hm. Mac and Cheese (homemade) leftovers, I guess.

  177. Wow what timing… I was just thinking about the last one of these!

    Name: Elise

    Location: State College, PA (Penn State)

    Age: 20

    Sex: F

    5 foods I need: asparagus, ripe tomatoes with mozzarella, good bread and butter, all fruit, brie, ginger

    5 foods I can live without: cauliflower, mushrooms, olives, mealy apples, couldn’t think of anything else so I added one more I need!

    Reading AG for: 2 years but just returned from a hiatus

    How I got here: I honestly don’t remember at this point, probably linked to it from another food blog that I found by randomly googling

    Dinner tonight: stir fry… wasn’t really very good so no need to elaborate

  178. Name: Jenn

    Location: Los Angeles, CA

    Age: 27

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Starburst jellybeans (Don’t know if they’re food, but I love them), tortilla chips, cheese (all kinds), almonds, salmon

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: onions, garlic, raspberries, leeks, tamales

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: Since March 2005

    How Did You Get Here?: I saw an article on food bloggers in the Los Angeles Daily News.

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Yaki tacos from Islands (definitely not worth the money)

  179. Name: Danya

    Location: formerly of the bay area, CA now of Durham, NC (for college)

    Age: 18

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: chocolate, bell peppers, raspberries, fish, cheese (especially of the goat variety)

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Avocado, licorice, beets, pickles, oysters

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: Year and a half

    How Did You Get Here?: givmesomefood.com is my old theatre teacher and your college friend

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Greek Chicken Wrap

  180. Name:Emily

    Location:Bay Area, CA

    Age:23

    Sex:F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: cheese, beer (does that count?), ginger, figs, pomegranate, sweet potato fries (this is too hard!)

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: mushrooms, shellfish, any kind of offal, i think that’s it… oh and once i had goat curry at indian buffet. never again.

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 6 months

    How Did You Get Here?: Don’t remember

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Trying to use up frozen/canned type food, so, pasta with frozen shrimp, bruschetta from trader joe’s for sauce, and frozen peas. actually good.

  181. Name: Rachel

    Location: Columbia, MO

    Age: 22

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Rice, goat cheese, avocado, all citrus fruit, microwave popcorn

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: shrimp, bananas, button mushrooms, ham, oatmeal

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 6 months-ish

    How Did You Get Here?: link from another blog

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: chicken and veggie fajitas, though mostly to serve as a medium for guacamole.

  182. Name: Greg

    Location: Olympia, WA, USA

    Age: 46

    Sex: M

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: asparagus, oranges, oysters, avocados, cherries

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: brussels sprouts, cantaloupe, raspberries, sauerkraut, dill

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: about 3 months

    How Did You Get Here?: I don’t remember – I started subscribing to food blogs a few months ago and got most of the links from other blogs

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: I’m traveling in eastern Washington for work. I’m with a co-worker who is a Minnesota native. In a moment of unbridled nostaglia and affection for her home state, she requested that we eat at something called Perkins Restaurant and Bakery. So we pulled in to the Perkins in Ritzville (it was dark, but I wasn’t able to detect any ritz). I had the mushroom-swiss burger. It was the same as Denny’s, Shari’s, IHOP… I’m sure the food was better when it had the punchier name, Perkins ‘Cake n’ Steak.

  183. Name: Kelly

    Location: MA

    Age: 17

    Sex: Female

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:

    1. Icecream

    2. Meatballs

    3. Black and White Cookies

    4. Raspberries

    5. Chocolate

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:

    1. Beets

    2. Mushrooms

    3. Cottage Cheese

    4. Jello

    5. Chili

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: Quite a while now, at least a year.

    How Did You Get Here?: No idea.

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Well it’s 1am, and last nights dinner was pizza from a small organic place in town, the next dinner will probably just be icecream from work, since I’m working a horrible 6-10 shift.

  184. Name: Malavika

    Location: India

    Age: confidential

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: chocolate, potato chips, ice cream, cheese, chicken

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: all fruits, pizza, pasta, polenta, all mexican food

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 2 years

    How Did You Get Here?: link on Chocolate and Zucchini

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: indian food!

  185. Name: Katie

    Location: Sacramento, CA

    Age: 17

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Goat cheese, lemon cucumbers, avocado, lamb, pine nuts.

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Olives, beef, pizza, any canned food, egg drop soup.

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: about a year

    How Did You Get Here?: not sure, probably a link from a random blog.

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Roast Chicken breasts and spinach salad.

  186. Name: Ash

    Location: currently in Auburn, AL for school

    Age: 19

    Sex: Female

    Five Foods You Can’t Live WIthout: anything carby, sorbet, most fruits (see below) shrimp, most vegetables

    Five Foods You can Live Without: Beets, pears, cheese, anything fried, chocolate

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet: about a year

    How Did You Get Here?: a link from The Girl Who Ate Everything

    What’s for Dinner Tonight?: it’s 1:30 am, but earlier I had sushi (which doesn’t happen much since I’m a poor college student!)

  187. Name: Lana

    Location: Amman, Jordan

    Age: 28

    Sex: F

    Five Foods Can’t Live Without: Pasta, Chocolate, mansaf (traditional Jordanian food), meat in general (steaks, liver, kidney), Burgers

    Five foods Can Live Without: Any fish that comes in a can, cauliflower, coffee, chickpeas, brains

    How long have you been reading amateur gourmet: I think around two years

    How did you get here: I think through a link on Chocolate and Zucchini

    What’s for dinner tonight: Probably rocket pesto fettucchine, which I made the other day and turned out delicious

  188. Name: Arosan

    Location: Ruhr-Area, Germany

    Age: 30

    Sex: female

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Water, Coffee, Milk, Salt, Noodles

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Meat, Soy Milk, Cilantro, Chicken as a whole, Jerusalem artichoke,

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 13 minutes

    How Did You Get Here?: via http://www.schnuppensuppe.de/blog/

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: fish sticks, rice, peas and carrots

  189. Name:Dan

    Location:Pittsburgh, pa

    Age:27

    Sex:m

    Five foods You Can’t Live Without:Parsnips, red meat, cheese, potatoes, chicken

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:tofu, asparagus, beets, avocado, fish

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?:few months now

    How Did You Get Here?:Random search on food blogs…

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?:Depends on the weather. . .

  190. Name: Dan Kaplan

    Location: Sydney, Australia (formerly HK)

    Age: 19

    Sex: Female

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:

    – Mother Cho’s young bamboo with chilli and shaken iced tea

    – Char siu (bbq pork) with rice or flat rice noodles

    – My special filipino-style fried rice with corned beef that mum unkindly described as “tastes like burnt and grit”, but i love it…

    – Dumplings. Any dumplings, anytime.

    – Breakfast food: omelettes, bacon, waffles…

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:

    – Balut

    – Bananas

    – Carrots

    – Oysters

    – Jelly

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: Maybe 6 months now

    How Did You Get Here?: A link from another food blog, possibly Chocolate and Zucchini

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Mum’s CNY spring rolls, prawn toast, and tom yum soup from last night :)

  191. Name: Laura

    Location: Seattle

    Age: 19

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: cheese, avacados, chiles, chocolate, good bread

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: broccoli

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 2 years…?

    How Did You Get Here?: a link i believe

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: cajun potatoes and eggs with a little goat cheese :)

  192. Name: Leon

    Location: Swansea, Wales

    Age: 34

    Sex: M

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Gorgonzola Cheese, Yorkshire Pudding, Pancetta, Lamb Jalfrezi, Chorizo

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Black Olives, Calamari, Paella, Mushrooms, Deep Fried Mars Bars

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 17 years

    How Did You Get Here?: Car

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Gorgonzola Cheese with Yorkshire Pudding, Pancetta, Lamb Jalfrezi and Chorizo

    Congrats on making no 47 in the top 50 food websites in The Independent! Epicurious was 49!

  193. Name : Nora

    Location : London via Singapore

    Sex : F

    5 Foods I need : Seafood, rice, red/green chillies, vegetables and chocolate

    5 Foods I’ll pass : Pig’s trotters, artificial strawberry icecream, baked beans.. i get queasy just typing this

    How long? 1-2 yrs

    How did i get here? searching web for LaDuree

    What’s for dinner tonight?

    Noodles with squid, prawns and green veg in a eggy gravy

  194. Name: Audrey

    Location:Melbourne

    Age:32

    Sex:F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:Juicy red ripe tomatoes, coriander, red onions, LEMONS & rice

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Chicken Liver, fatty bacon, Green peas, pizza & lard

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: Abt 5 mins

    How Did You Get Here: While googling on recipes for celery+greenapple

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Lamb sausage sizzle with salsa, steamed carrots & french beans, potato salad…made by urs truly!

  195. Name: Dahlia

    Location: Jerusalem

    Age: 27

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Olive+sesame oils, brown rice, greens, hot pepper, garlic (just the staples…)

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Meat, shrimp, white flour, frozen vegetables, papaya

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: A few months

    How Did You Get Here?: Probably a link from either megnut or chocolate and zucchini

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Cellophane noodles with homemade peanut sauce (onions, garlic, hot pepper, brown sugar, canned tomatoes, and peanuts) topped with lots of cilantro.

  196. Name: Sunny

    Location: Cumberland, VA

    Age: 42

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Cheese, Eggplant, Pizza, BBQ, Avocado,alfalfa, & goat cheese pita sandwiches

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Chocolate (ick,) meringue, bamboo shoots, sea urchin, um, did I mention chocolate?

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: Couple of months (?)

    How Did You Get Here: Chocolate & Zucchini

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Homemade chicken pot pie, salad with garlic vinaigrette, yeast rolls, banana pudding

  197. Name: Susan

    Location: Wilmington, NC

    Age: 38

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Chocolate, shellfish, fried chicken, green beans, wine (may not be food, but I’ve had it as a meal before)

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: cottage cheese, peas, raisins, celery, liver

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: ’bout 2 years

    How Did You Get Here?: Don’t remember

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Daughter’s turn to pick and she wants BBQ chicken. Sides have yet to be determined.

  198. Name: Alexis Delgado

    Location: Venezuela

    Age: 28

    Sex: Male

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:

    chocolate

    kibbe

    dried appricots

    sushi

    butter lettuce

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:

    spinach

    brocolli

    eggplant

    couliflower

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: I have no idea, two years I think

    How Did You Get Here?: a link somewhere

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: butter croisants

  199. Name: Lindsay

    Location: Limerick

    Age: 19

    Sex: Female

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: cheese, onions, chocolate, tomatoes, & pasta

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: rasins, bananas, butterscotch, scrapple, & root beer

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 4 months

    How Did You Get Here?: boredom at work/ serious eats

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?:

    Leftover Curry I made last night

  200. Name: Emily

    Location: from Long Island, studying in Indiana

    Age: 21

    Sex: F

    5 loves: pasta, pie, bread, chocolate, potatoes

    5 ikks: canned veggies, tuna fish, shellfish, egg foo young, whiskey

  201. beth

    boston

    48

    f

    Stone or Md. crabs, lobster, fresh pasta,sauv blanc, dark choc

    organ meats,plain milk to drink, raw seafood, seaweed wraps, red velvet cake

  202. beth

    boston

    48

    f

    Stone or Md. crabs, lobster, fresh pasta,sauv blanc, dark choc

    organ meats,plain milk to drink, raw seafood, seaweed wraps, red velvet cake

  203. beth

    boston

    48

    f

    Stone or Md. crabs, lobster, fresh pasta,sauv blanc, dark choc

    organ meats,plain milk to drink, raw seafood, seaweed wraps, red velvet cake

  204. Name: Rosemary

    Location: Bangalore, India

    Age: Between 20 and 30

    Sex: Female

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Bread, Egg, Coffee, Rice, Fish

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: many

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: a week

    How Did You Get Here?: Clotilde’s link

  205. Name: Erin

    Location: Richmond, VA

    Age: 28

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: cheese, pasta, mushrooms, chocolate, nuts

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: cole slaw, celery, eel, kale, raisins

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: year and a half

    How Did You Get Here?: can’t remember!

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: hopefully, my date :)

  206. Name: Stephanie

    Location: USA

    Age: 35

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: chocolate, chicken, potatoes, bread, veggies/fruit

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: liver, hazel nuts, brazil nuts, leeks, mustard greens

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 1-2 years (you’re awesome!)

    How Did You Get Here?: originally from Chocolate & Zucchini (have since linked to you)

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: chicken w/bbq, baked potatoes, and mixed veggies

  207. Name: Becky

    Location: Louisville, KY

    Age: 24

    Sex: F

    Can’t Live without: chicken, chocolate, cheese, pasta, salsa

    Can Live without: mayonnaise, celery, sushi, shellfish, bell peppers

    Reading: a month or so

    How Did You Get Here: searching food blogs at work

    Dinner tonight: Leftover spaghetti and garlic bread from last night

  208. Name: Illtud, but my friends call me Bob.

    Location: Pontnewydd a tiny hamlet in rural Wales, United Kingdom.

    Age:26

    Sex:Male

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Potatoes (which ever way they come), good quality bread (not that horrible mass produced muck), salted butter (yup, I’m real healthy), fruit cake(we’ve got a traditional cake here in Wales called Bara Brith(freckled bread) and I’m rather partial) as for meat – pork is probably my favourite(pate, chops, loin, black pudding, sausages – the choices are endless).

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:Courgette, Aubergine, Liqourice, Aniseed, Olives

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?:A couple of years now I guess.

    How Did You Get Here?:I think it was from Pim’s site, but I can’t be sure about that.

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?:Toad in the Hole, do you have that in the States? Sausages oven cooked then covered in a batter mix and baked. With some veg from the garden, creamed leeks, some cabbage and sauteed potatoes.

  209. Name: Jennifer A

    Location: West Springfield, MA

    Age:35

    Sex:F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:

    Cheese, crusty bread, dark chocolate, pasta, seafood

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:

    Licorice, anything Indian, anything that leaves orange powder on my fingers, beer, raw bell peppers

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 2 years

    How Did You Get Here?: Renae

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Vietnamese at the Bamboo House in Springfield, MA, with jbo (and we didn’t get carjacked.)

  210. Name: Deb

    Location: Somerset, NJ

    Age: 37

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Agave nectar, peanut butter, garlic, grapeseed oil, bananas

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: beef, fowl, pork, “diet” anything, poppy seeds

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: At least 2 years.

    How Did You Get Here?: Kiplog’s list

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Organic whole wheat rigatoni, homemade organic tomato sauce, and spinach salad sans bacon.

  211. Name: Jo

    Location: Newton, MA

    Age:42

    Sex:F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:

    Cheese, crusty bread, olive oil, garlic, olives

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:

    Chocolate, Chicory, Salmon (cooked, I love it raw or smoked), Lima beans, licorice

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 3 years

    How Did You Get Here?: Can’t remember now

    What’s For Dinner Tonight? At the moment, turkey cutlets, mashed potato (skin on with chive), green veg to be decided – however I am about to embark on a shopping trip for my thai class on Monday, Super 88 could change my mind when I start sniffing and touching things. We shall see.

  212. Name: Carly

    Location: Jersey City, NJ

    Age: 27

    Sex: Female

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Cheese, peanut butter, avocado, pasta, grape tomatoes

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: onions, mushrooms, celery, hot dogs, and strange internal organs of animals

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: Probably 2 years or so

    How Did You Get Here?: A link from a blog award you were nominated for.

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?:

    Meeting some friends at Po, so probably cavatelli, though I’m curious about the specials.

  213. Name: Matt Johnson

    Location: Atlanta, GA

    Age: 30

    Sex: M

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Fried Chicken, any type of cheese, siopao, spinach, bananas

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: lima beans, cranberry sauce, creamed corn, green peas, liver

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: Since the Atlanta days!

    How Did You Get Here?: Don’t remember at this point

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Chick-Fil-A! or Crack-Fil-A as I like to call it, so addictive.

  214. Name: Erina

    Location: MA

    Age: 25-30

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:

    dark chocolate, tomato, garlic, fresh herbs, soy sauce

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:

    uncommon meaty parts, drinks with artificial flavors, coffee, nuts (allergic), anything fermented

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: about a year

    How Did You Get Here?: from Tuna Toasts

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: beef stew!

  215. Name:

    Location: Long Island

    Age: 17

    Sex: Female

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Chocolate, Strip steak, Sweet potatoes, Mozzarella cheese, Bananas

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Shrimp, Tuna fish, Olives, Sausage, most kinds of nuts

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: About 6 months

    How Did You Get Here?: Through a Google search for Babbo reviews

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Don’t know yet

  216. Name: Anna

    Location: Mill Valley, CA

    Age: 48

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: strawberries, figs, asparagus, pasta, rice

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: oranges, GMO, cukasaurus, liver, uni

    How Long Have You Been Reading Kalyn’s Kitchen?: occasionally for more than a year

    How Did You Get Here?: a link from Kalyn’s Kitchen

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: wild salmon and parsnips, I think.

  217. Name: Tina

    Location: Auburn, IN

    Age:39

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:chocolate, nachos, pasta, fliet mignon med., potatoes, seafood

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:mushrooms, coconut, raisins, tea, popcorn

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: Since 2004

    How Did You Get Here?: Lord I don’t even remember now!

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Grilled New York Strips, Twive Baked Potatoes and Roasted Zuccini and Yellow Squash.

  218. Name: Joanne

    Location: Indiana

    Age: 32

    Sex: F

    5 foods I can’t live w/o: chocolate, bread, garlic, breakfast cereals, desserts

    5 foods I can live w/o: tomatoes, liver, brussel sprouts, goulash, mussels

    How long have I been reading AG: a year or so? not sure!

    How did I get here? I believe thru a link on the Food Whore’s website but I’m not sure.

    What’s for Dinner Tonight? hamburgers made from home grown, free-range, non-hormone injected beef raised by my future father in law. and whatever else i can scrounge up. maybe o-rings?

  219. Name: Chad

    Location: Florida

    Age: 29

    Sex: M

    5 Foods I Can’t Live W/O: BBQ Pork in any form, Potatoes in any form, Lasagna, Chicken Wings

    5 Foods I Can Live W/O: Olives, “Fishy” fish, anything else cooked poorly

    How long: not sure, 6+ months

    How did I get here: link from some other site

    What’s for dinner: Fiancee’s Mom’s Birthday … so going out.

  220. Name: LaToya

    Location: NC, US

    Age:25

    Sex:F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Rice, chicken, potatoes, brownies, cabbage

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: oysters, sauerkraut, olives, pate, goat cheese

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: Around a year.

    How Did You Get Here?: I stumbled upon it randomly in a search for new food blogs.

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Left over improvised beef curry made with potatoes, spinach, and soy milk.

  221. Name: Katie

    Location: Birmingham, Alabama

    Age: 27

    Gender: F

    Five Foods I Can’t Live Without: bread, cheese, potatoes, sushi, tomatoes

    Five Foods I Can Live Without: uni, okra, watermelon, crab, donuts

    How Long Have I Been Reading AG: ages

    How Did I Get Here: link from another blog

    What’s for Dinner: drunken beef and wasabi mashed potatoes from Cooking Light

  222. Name: Carrie

    Location: Iowa

    Age: 26

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: dark chocolate, sushi, yogurt, ripe summer fruit, fresh herbs – they make everything better

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Olives, dill pickles, sauerkraut, processed cheese…

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 2 years

    How Did You Get Here?: a google search for mini bundt cake pans turned up your bundty and the bundtlettes post!

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: salmon and some roasted vegetables

  223. Name: Eva

    Location: Honolulu and Boston

    Age: 20

    Sex: F

    Foods I can’t live with out: Hawaiian Papayas, apple bananas (also from hawaii,) fish (preferably Alan Wong’s Ginger Encrusted Onaga,) Pho and temple rolls from Hale Vietnam, almost all greek mezze, roasted squash from Hennrietta’s Table, figs, tomatoes, and asparagus.

    Foods I can live with out: ARUGULA! Red meat (including pork, I swear the slogan “the other white meat” is the best marketing ploy ever.) Anything with tentacles, 90% of fried food (because usually fried food is heavy and leaden not crispy and delicious,) white chocolate.

    How long have I been reading AG: two years

    What is for dinner tonight? Dining hall food- I checked the menu and have already decided on grilled chicken, sauteed spinach with garlic and a side of cheerios!

  224. Name: Court

    Location: Murky Grey Boston

    Age: Newly Minted 28

    Sex: Female

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Garlic, Goat Cheese, Spinach, Tomatoes, Pasta

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Olives, Radishes, Truffles, Squab, anything pickled

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: on and off a year

    How Did You Get Here?: work at Oldways, foodie non-profit, all we do is food.

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: good question. think I’m going to try this kale, mushroom polenta from gourmet as I had some veggies delivered and I’ve never made polenta.

  225. name:Kathleen

    Madison, Wisconsin

    age:56

    Sex:F

    5 foods I can’t live w/o:

    butter, coffee, tomato sauce, fish, garlic

    5 foods I can’t live with:

    hominy, tripe, canned vegetables, margarine, the curly part of calimari squid

    I’ve been reading about 5 months

    I tripped across the site accidentally and the name drew me in. I love your personality and Creg’s, and everyones verve. It’s the only site I read daily.

    For dinner: curry pork meatballs, couscous with chopped vegetables. Not an average meal for us.

  226. Kim

    Maryland

    27

    F

    Can’t live without: chocolate, any kind of fruit, leafy green vegetables, fresh corn tortillas, cheese

    Can live without: shortening, anything processed, grocery store cakes

    I’ve been reading for about 1 year

    Heard about AG thru another site

    For dinner: butternut squash and cauliflower curry with rice

  227. Name: Shana Gozansky

    Location:Brooklyn–Kensington to be exact

    Age:28

    Sex: All Woman

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: chocolate, sushi, risotto, grapefruit, lattes

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:pudding, shitake mushrooms, sardines, green peppers, twinkies and the like

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: almost a year

    How Did You Get Here?: the blogospere

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: roasted chicken, sweet potato fries and salad

  228. Name: Sarah

    Location: New York City (Upper West Side)

    Age: 29

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: pasta, almost all cheeses, olive oil, ice cream, full sour pickles

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: bleu cheeses, eggplant, sundried tomato, egg drop soup, smoked salmon

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: at least 2 years

    How Did You Get Here?: I can’t remember

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: corn chowder (homemade, of course!)

  229. Name:Mary

    Location:Denton, TX

    Age:25

    Sex:Female

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:tomatoes, leafy greens, bread, butter, cheese

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:

    marshmallows, papaya, mountain potato, aspic, rice pudding

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: since Janet!

    How Did You Get Here?:My sister told me about it.

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?:not sure yet… beanie weenies?

  230. Name: purplepops

    Location: NYC

    Age: 31

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Sushi, Dean&Deluca Coffee, lobster, all kinds of noodles/pasta, dairy

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Blue Cheese, canned veggies, spam, cream of wheat, fruit punch

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: Not sure. about a year?

    How Did You Get Here?: Googling food blogs

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Spaghetti with ground beef and parsley in tomato cream sauce.

  231. Name: TJ

    Location: New Orleans

    Age: 27

    Sex: Male

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Citrus, Seafood, Peanut Butter, Cheese, Bread

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: jello, peas, coconut, salmon roe, instant mashed potatoes

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: about a year

    How Did You Get Here?: Simply Recipies

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: shrimp & crab gumbo ( great cure for post-mardi gras hangover)

  232. What a cool readership you have!

    Name: Meghan

    Location: Brooklyn

    Age: 25

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: aged gouda, avocados, olive oil, a perfect tomato, pork belly, those crack dumplings from Yeah Shaghai Deluxe in Chinatown

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Bananas, raisins, Mentos

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: only recently, but I’m a fan

    How Did You Get Here?: NY Times

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Winter squash soup, after I pick up my long-anticipated immersion blender, with some croutons and a salad.

  233. Name: Carmen

    Location: D.C.

    Age: 23

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: almonds, berries (esp. wild blueberries and cherries), rice, Greek yogurt, and chocolate

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: carbonated beverages, most meat, mayonnaise, bacon, sausage

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 2-2.5 years

    How Did You Get Here?: Probably a link from another food blog. I think through Chocolate & Zucchini.

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: homemade veggie soup and brown rice

  234. Name: Carmen

    Location: D.C.

    Age: 23

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: almonds, berries (esp. wild blueberries and cherries), rice, Greek yogurt, and chocolate

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: carbonated beverages, most meat, mayonnaise, bacon, sausage

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 2-2.5 years

    How Did You Get Here?: Probably a link from another food blog. I think through Chocolate & Zucchini.

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: homemade veggie soup and brown rice

  235. Name: marc

    Location: Washington, DC

    Age: 30

    Sex: M

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: A’Matriciana, Bacon, Curry, Espresso, Mangos, squash

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: brussel sprouts, ham (i.e. ham that is a source of income, not a birthright), liver & onions, asparagus (unless obscenely fresh), tinned jalapenos

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 3 or 4 months

    How Did You Get Here?: don’t remember anymore

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: pasta with olive oil, Parmesan and rapini.

  236. Name:Jennifer

    Location:live in Germany,born/grew up in Italy and married to an american

    Age:29

    Sex:f

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: my eggplant parmigiana, nutella, pasta with ragu’ sauce(meat sauce),my husband’s apple pie and bread

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:american popcorn,beets, fatty meat,bell peppers and cooked onions

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: about 10 months

    How Did You Get Here?:from an other food blog

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?:chicken stir fry

  237. Name: Clary

    Location:Santiago, Chile

    Age: 52

    Sex: Not anymore, thank you. He, he. Now seriously, F.

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Chocolate, walnuts, coffee, any dessert, bread.

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: coliflower, beans, beets, any animal interior (except liver), grapefruit, mint candy.

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 3-4 years

    How Did You Get Here?: Looking for cupcakes, the first hit was Janet’s cupcakes.

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Scrambled eggs in pita, fruit salad and yoghurt. And a small piece of chocolate, of course.

    Thanks!

  238. Name: Caley

    Location: Chicago

    Age: 22

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Udon, Pork Ribs, sea bass sashimi, Dubliner’s Cheese, green beans

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Ground Beef, Mayo, canned tuna, American cheese, Most Box Cereal

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: Almost a year

    How Did You Get Here?: Write for Chew on That Blog and Recipe4Living.com, love the site!

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Chicken and Mushrooms, red wine, and couscous

  239. laura k

    Boston, MA

    27

    lady

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: pasta, peanut butter, tomatoes, chickens, olive oil

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: moldy cheese, peas, cod, kimchee, tripe

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: at least a year

    How Did You Get Here?: If I recall correctly, The Paupered Chef. And thus spawned a new obsession.

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Mmm, Zon’s for the mister’s birthday dinner. Lamb burgers? Mac and cheese? The options are staggering…

  240. Nicole

    Culver City in Kirk Faulkner’s apartment

    27

    Tomato, cheese, dark chocolate, lettuce, chicken

    raw fish, eggplant, organ meats, papaya, orange bang

    1 year

    blog to blog contact

    i want to make pizza…

  241. Name: Al

    Location: Berkeley, CA

    Age: 21

    Sex: M

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: wine, heirloom tomatoes, citrus, greek yogurt, cheese

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: pasta, taro root, durian, sea urchin, tripe

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: early 2005

    How Did You Get Here?: followed some links

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: scallops and salmon over greens + citrus and shallot vinaigrette

  242. Name:

    Location:

    Age:25

    Sex:f

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: cheese, bacon, kimchi, tacos, cured meats

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: offal, chocolate & mint combo, raisans, anything licorice, processed cheese

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 2 years

    How Did You Get Here?: hmm don’t remember

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: kalbi & king oyster mushrooms with red leaf lettuce, sesame leaves, scallion salad

  243. Name:

    Location:

    Age:22

    Sex:please

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: perfect chips & salsa, feta cheese, lemon, fresh fish, and dark chocolate

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: chicken breast, iceberg lettuce, english peas, raisns, and red onion

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: few months

    How Did You Get Here?: links? don’t remember anymore but I love it!

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Wingfield’s (Voted best burgers in Dallas) for dinner with the in-laws!!

  244. Name:Deanna

    Location: Toronto

    Age: 30 (but i swear, i was 29 just last year)

    Sex: not much

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: oranges, berries, chocolate, cinnamon, something creamy

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: cabbage, ground beef, radicchio, chicken skin, gummi candy

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: couple years

    How Did You Get Here?: typed in the address

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: no idea! Maybe some kind of soup?

  245. Name:Anastasija

    Location: New York/London (studying)

    Age: 21

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: ice cream, bagels, raspberries, chicken, salad

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: tomatoes, licorice, burgers, boiled carrots (i’m sorry but carrots are a food meant to be eaten raw), microwavable foods

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: almost a year?

    How Did You Get Here?: link from some other food blog, maybe orangette?

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: just made zucchini in oyster sauce (is that weird? it’s good anyway) with rice

  246. Name: Beth

    Location: Twin Cities area

    Age: 40

    Sex: Female

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:

    cheese

    bread

    chocolate

    asparagus

    squash (both summer and winter)

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:

    onions

    radishes

    oysters

    liver

    bell peppers

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: since shortly after the infamous Janet Jackson cupcakes

    How Did You Get Here?: from the Not Martha website

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?:

    a white bean soup and freshly baked bread

  247. Name:MEGASTEIN

    Location:L.A., CA

    Age:32

    Sex:FEMALE

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:BEETS, MARYLAND BLUE CRABS, OATMEAL, RED BEAN PASTE, PICKLED ANYTHING

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: BEEF LIVER, RAW TOMATO, SOUR CANDY, RED CURRY, ARUGULA

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 2 YEARS

    How Did You Get Here?: 101 COOKBOOKS

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: POLENTA TOPPED WITH MUSHROOM RAGOUT, WINTER SALAD WITH BEETS AND FETA, RED BEAN ICE CREAM FOR DESSERT

  248. Leslie

    San Jose

    21

    Female

    +: eggs, fish, wonton soup, fresh ripe fruit, and oysters

    -: cilantro, boudin noir (and other blood related products), white chocolate, soda, wonder bread

    reading for 3 years, accidentally through the janet jackson cupcake post

    dinner: corned beef and braised cabbage/carrots

  249. Name: Debbie

    Location: St. Louis

    Age: 49

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: proscuitto, goat cheese, tomatoes, rice, olives

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: peas, green peppers, beets, grapefruit, lima beans

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: about 1 year,

    How Did You Get Here?: found through friend’s blog (food migration)

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Greek Salad with Gyro meat

  250. Name: Tom

    Age: 35

    Sex: M

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Pizza, Pork (generally, but especially bacon, barbecue shoulder, prosciutto… ah hell, the whole thing), red wine, tomatoes, foie gras

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Collard greens, Spelt, Veggie Burgers, Congee, Minestrone Soup

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet? A month or two

    How Did You Get Here? Link from grub street, I think?

    What’s For Dinner Tonight? Quiche, most likely, probably with spinach salad.

  251. Name: Lee

    Location: Mildura, Australia

    Age: 30

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Pasta, steak, salad, baked potatoes, bread (toast)

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Sultanas, Christmas pudding, hot cross buns, salad dressing, creamy pasta sauces

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: four months

    How Did You Get Here?: through smittenkitchen.com

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: garlic and chilli prawns

  252. Name: Trav

    Location: Melbourne, Australia

    Age: 28

    Sex: M

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: blood orange, dark chocolate, bread (white, wholemeal, cibatta, sourdough, garlic), olive oil, red meat

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: fennel seeds, margarine, organ meat, most cheese, nuts

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: Many, many months

    How Did You Get Here?: link from another blog

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Fish and Chips from the local.

  253. Name:Susan

    Location:Helena, MT

    Age:???

    Sex:F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Beef, cheeses, chocolate, coffee, potato chips.

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:

    Avocado, ketchup (yuck), oysters, hothothot chilies, Rocky mountain oysters (different than sea oysters!)

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: Forever, it seems, but truly just after “Janet” and a long time before Craig was introduced!

    How Did You Get Here?Hmmm, obviously a link from somewhere…

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?:Gotta make do with leftovers…homemade mac and cheese, fresh veggies and some roasted chicken before we go to our daughter’s concert.

  254. Name: Valerie

    Location: New Mexico

    Age: 53

    Sex: I prefer “gender”: female

    Five foods I can’t live without: New Mexican-grown green chile, pasta, potatoes, butter, filet mignon

    Five foods I can live without: brains, tartare, fried grasshoppers, kidney beans and tofu

    How long have I been reading Amateur Gourmet: maybe three or four months

    How did I get here? web surfing; who knows?

    What’s for dinner tonight: green chile chicken enchiladas, extra hot!

  255. Name: Kris

    Location:Caribbean

    Age: 26

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:

    Chocolate

    Cookies

    Pizza

    Red Onions

    Granny smith apples

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:

    Peanut Butter

    Beets

    Chick peas

    Chicken

    Rice

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: Years

    How Did You Get Here?:don’t recall!

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: i’m devouring a giant vanilla mockshake – dont feel like food and my wisdom teeth are being crappy.

  256. Name: Cate

    Location: Delaware

    Age: 42

    Sex: F

    Can’t live without: french fries, roasted brussels sprouts, bacon, beef, eggs

    Can live without: pineapple, offal, tea with hibiscus in it, lima beans, artichokes

    Reading Amateur Gourmet: for a very long time and can’t remember how I found you.

    Dinner tonight: breakfast, cooked by my husband. Hitting three of the favorites: hash browns (almost french fries), bacon, and eggs.

  257. Name: Courtney

    Location: Daytona Area Florida

    Age: 23

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Boursin, fresh fruits of any kind, sushi, french fries, wine (if that counts!)

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: pickles, ranch dressing, chocolate ice cream, raisins

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: several months

    How Did You Get Here?: stumbled along a link from another blog — I think it was Orangette

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: just got back from sushi at our favorite local place

  258. Name: Adam H.

    Location: West Springfield, MA

    Age: 35

    Sex: M

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:

    Sushi/sashimi

    Eggs

    Cheese

    Milk

    Bagels

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:

    Uni

    Okra

    Turnip/mustard greens

    Turkey

    Vegemite/Marmite

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: Years

    How Did You Get Here?: Through one of the food bloggers at masslive.com.

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Tonight it was a roasted bone-in chicken breast and some steamed organic green beans, and a half glass of 2% milk, all from Trader Joe’s. On the chicken breast was a liberal shake of Goya Adobo.

  259. Name:Sarah

    Age: 29

    Sex: Yes!

    5 Foods: Unpasteurized Cheesees, Wine, Artisan Breads, Pate, Dark Chocolate (clearly, I’m a Francoholic)

    How Long: From nearly its inception

    How Here: A good friend (with whom you later had lunch with at a soul food spot) forwarded a link of your Les Mis/egg post

    What’s for Dinner: Pasta Amatriciana

  260. Oooh, I am a bad student–I didn’t read the questions as thoroughly as I should have.

    Location: Atlanta (Sandy Springs)

    Can Live Without: Sweet Potatoes, Angel Food Cake (blech), Haggis, anything Arby’s,Schnapps

  261. Oooh, I am a bad student–I didn’t read the questions as thoroughly as I should have.

    Location: Atlanta (Sandy Springs)

    Can Live Without: Sweet Potatoes, Angel Food Cake (blech), Haggis, anything Arby’s,Schnapps

  262. Name: Lydia

    Location: Vancouver, BC

    Age: 26

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: olive oil, blueberries and bananas on my oatmeal, good bread, good cheese.

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: avocado, blue cheese, bison, doritos, non-free range eggs

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: a month or 2

    How Did You Get Here?: Orangette

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: spaghetti with pesto and salmon- out of groceries, had to go with cupboard stuff

  263. Name: Erin

    Location: Tennessee

    Age: 29

    Sex: Female

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:

    -Chicken

    -Cheeses, especially Boursin & Smoked Gouda

    -Honey Crisp Apples

    -Fresh Raspberries/Mango

    -Dark Chocolate

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:

    -Bad BBQ (I Live near Memphis)

    -Chitterings- gag!

    -Liver

    -Sweet Potatoes/Yams

    -Offal meats

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: Almost a year

    How Did You Get Here?: Through My Yahoo page

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?:

    BBQ’d Kielbasa

    Youkon gold potatoes

    Seasoned cabbage cooked with onions and bacon.

    Thanks! No, Thank You Adam!!!

  264. Name: Tracy

    Location: Illinois

    Sex: yes please

    Five foods you can’t live without:

    Freshly baked bread, fruit, shrimp, popcorn, ice cream

    Five foods you can live without:

    Liver & onions, hominy, store bought white bread, canned spinach, most any frozen entree

    How long have you been reading AG? Since you were in Atlanta

    How did I get here? My Net NewWire feed…you are on RSS

    What’s for dinner tonight? Um, since we were late to kids’ events-Jimmy John’s. Tom Turkey with spouts, and a couple of Vitos (the original Jimmy John’s is here)

  265. Name: Alto2

    Location: Southwest Florida a/k/a ethnic food hell

    Age: 44

    Sex: female

    Five foods I can’t live without: sushi, pho, popcorn, Doritos, Pink Lady apples

    Five foods I can live without: brussels sprouts, okra, grits, Vienna sausages, beets

    How long have I been reading AG: 3 months, since 11/06

    How did I get here? From Shuna Fish Lydon’s “Eggbeater” blog.

    What’s for dinner tonight? DS2’s favorite “Crunchy Chicken”, baked potatoes and tossed salad. Suburban but delicious: nothing beats crisp chicken skin with the fat rendered off.

  266. Name: Seema

    Location: Seattle (but I missed the AG get-together :()

    Age: 29

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Chocolate, apples, dim-sum, bread and charcuterie of all sorts.

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Liver(excluding foie gras), broccoli, fake meat products, processed cheese, cooked carrots.

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: Since around the time Pancetta made her appearance I suspect.

    How Did You Get Here?: Twas something related to a discussion on egullet that brought me here..

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Rotis, methi matar malai and Dal.. just simple, homecooked Indian food, that’s all.

  267. Name:WokkingMum

    Location: Singapore

    Age: 36

    Sex: Female

    Five Food I can’t live without: Chinese, Japanese, Ice Cream, Coke, Dessert

    Five Food I can live without: Too many I don’t know which to list. ;p

    How long have I been reading Amateur Gourmet?: It’s my first visit here! Will be back for more!

    How did I get here?: thru GroupRecipe.com

    What’s for dinner tonight?: The kids are have sweet Chicken Wings and ABC Soup. We have having Stir-fried Prawns in Dark Soy Sauce. … Come visit me at http://wokkingmum.blogspot.com when you are free. I’ll be posting the recipes tomorrow!

  268. Name: Sijbrich

    Location: temporarily in Italy, but live in Boise, ID

    Age:28

    Sex:F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:Chocolate, cheese, ice cream, pasta, green vegetables

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: chicken feet, marzipan, Vegimite, sea cucumber, durian

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 1 week

    How Did You Get Here?:link from http://www.definitelyra.blogspot.com

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: gnoicchi

  269. Name: Agata

    Location: Sopot, Poland

    Age:27

    Sex:F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: yoghurt, bread, tomatoes, muesli, ice cream

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: brussels, meat, margarine, candies, chips

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 6 months

    How Did You Get Here?: by links

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: pasta

  270. Name: Nanda

    Location: Portugal

    Age: 25

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:

    Chocolatte

    Eggs

    Bread

    Fresh vegetables

    Aromatic Herbs & spices

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:

    meat

    artichokes

    shitake

    canned foods

    junk food

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 1 year

    How Did You Get Here?: links from other food bloggers

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Vegeterian Lasagne with lots of muzzarella cheese and tomato sauce. And for desert maybe a delicious chocolatte brownie with vannila ice cream or a petit gateaux.

    Congratulations to your blog!

  271. Name: Linda

    Location: Paris

    Age: 50

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:

    chocolate

    Beef

    Potatoes

    Tomatoes

    Eggs

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:

    Any “innards” except fois gras

    sausage

    coffee

    Thai food-hate lemon grass

    yogurt

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 2 years

    How Did You Get Here?: link from Chocolate and Zucchini

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Pot au Feu, which is really a boiled beef dinner with veggies cooked in broth.

  272. Name: Page

    Location: Coastal South Carolina

    Age: 46

    Gender: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Dark beer, Mexican food, beans, tofu, leaf lettuce

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Liver, other organ meats,fish,shell fish,fast foods

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 2-3 years

    How Did You Get Here?: link on Yahoo

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Pizza w/ a huge leafy salad!

  273. Name: Claire

    Location: Tokyo

    Age: 28

    Gender: F

    Five foods you can’t live without: Vegemite, eggplant, Chicken, Fetta, Bread.

    Five foods you can live without: Natto, Kidneys, shellfish, peanut butter, Natto

    How long have you been reading: 1 month

    How did you get here: Google reader

    Whats for dinner tonight: Chicken and couscous salad.

  274. Name: ben bloom

    Location: brooklyn

    Age: 29

    Sex: M

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: cereal, eggs, pizza, chicken, PB&J, does beer count as food?

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: brocolli, cauliflower, bitter greens, asparagus, milk.

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 2 years

    How Did You Get Here?: yahoo i think

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: probably pizza at capones, or leftover roasted chicken that i made last night.

  275. Name: Amy

    Location: Providence, RI (from Berkeley, CA)

    Age: 21

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Avocado, tomato, olives/oil, cheese (the reason I stopped being vegan), hearty whole wheat bread

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Meat/fish/poultry, orange-flavored chocolate, soda, eggs, kale.

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: A few years…

    How Did You Get Here?: Probably Clotilde @ chocolateandzucchini.com

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Homemade soup (carrot, sweet potato, and spinach), probably something carb-related that I grab randomly – oh, college.

  276. Name: emma firestone

    Location: cambridge, UK (late of boston, MA)

    Age: 23

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: carrots, Turkish yogurt, crusty bread, hummus, onions / garlic / ginger.

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: mayonnaise, milk, any sort of melon, any sort of juice, mashed potatoes.

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: maybe 8 months. (it’s great!)

    How Did You Get Here?: food-blog browsing.

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: either braised chicken thighs & greens over rice or bucatini w/ ragu. depends what’s gonna go off first.

  277. pam

    thailand

    42

    f

    truly excellent coffee, truly excellent red wine, steamed maine lobster, dark chocolate, and great bread

    durian, brussel sprouts, black jelly beans, red Fanta (and green, for that matter), and grass jelly

    6 months

    chezpim

    pad thai gai (that’s with chicken)

  278. Name: Elke

    Location: San Jose, CA

    Age: 29

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: homegrown tomatoes, ripe apricots, sausage, wine, any kind of cheese (preferably soft, especially on crusty bread with avocado)

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: soup, tripe, boiled veggies, tongue, BBQ sauce

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 6 months

    How Did You Get Here?: food blog browsing (Chez Pim?, I love Manresa!)

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: mushroom bread pudding, similar to a quiche

  279. Name: Hannah

    Location: Providence, RI

    Age: 22

    Sex: female

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: DARK chocolate, bread, eggplant, SPICES, beets

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: mayonnaise, brains (only because of the disease factor). everything else i could take or leave.

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 1 year

    How Did You Get Here?: chance

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: CAMPING FOOD.

  280. Name: Scott

    Location: Boston, MA

    Age: 31

    Sex: M

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:

    Pizza, Sushi, fresh mozzarella, pad thai, Gu energy gel

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:

    grasshopper empanadas, broccoli rabe, that’s about it, I like everything.

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: Six months?

    How Did You Get Here?: I honestly don’t remember, some other food blog, Chez Pim maybe?

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Wonton Noodle Soup and Szechuan chicken raviolis.

  281. Name:eva

    Location:east village, nyc

    Age:21

    Sex:F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:oysters, stinky cheese, feta cheese, peaces, raspberries, lamb chops

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: offal, hazelnuts

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: year-ish

    How Did You Get Here?: can’t remember

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: big greek salad, glass of red wine

  282. Name: Sarah

    Location: Atl, GA

    Age: 26

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Fois Gras, Goat Cheese, Lobster, Sausage, almonds

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: califlower, mustard greens, fennel

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 2 years

    How Did You Get Here?: heard about you when you were still in Atlanta from John Kessler

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: homemade Bolegnese sauce that i spent last Sunday cooking. yum!

  283. Name: Väös

    Location: The Netherlands

    Age: 29

    Sex: M

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: steaks, red thai curry, fresh pasta, zoervleis (a local stew), cote-d’or chocolate

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: salmon, liver, fish that look you in the eye, chicken on the bone, caramel pudding

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 2 years

    How Did You Get Here?: fellow foodblogger link

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: fresh pasta with red pepper and tomato sauce and a little sour cream

  284. Name: Gillian

    Location: Toronto, Canada

    Age: 20

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:

    tuna

    salmon

    sweet potatoes

    mutsu apples

    meditteranean yoghurt

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:

    potato chips

    fries

    canned soup

    frozen vegetables

    low fat yoghurt

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 2 yrs

    How Did You Get Here?: I think it was Chocolate and Zuchinni…

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: hostess at a restaurant, so I’ll probably get a goat cheese salad with walnuts and grilled chicken as my free meal!

  285. I can’t believe how many people answered Sex: yes please!

    Maybe this blog’s the fault of us not getting enough sex… Or is it the food?

  286. Name: Marti

    Location: Stamford, CT

    Age: 26

    Sex: I’m a chick

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Cashew butter, medjool dates, brown rice sushi, chocolate cakes in all sorts of varieties, tomatoes.

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Raw onions, liver, pork of any kind, oranges, raisins.

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: At least a year, but quite possibly more than that. I’m not very good at keeping track of these things.

    How Did You Get Here?: I have no idea.

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Lentil vegetable soup, tilapia fajitas, onion scented quinoa with stir-fried zucchini and mushrooms, applesauce spice cake. Friday dinner and Saturday lunch are big meals in my house. Tomorrow it’s curried chicken with vegetables over brown rice with split pea soup and mango salad.

  287. Name: Shawn

    Location: Boston, MA

    Age: 26

    Sex: Female

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:

    Chocolate

    Coffee

    Sugar

    Milk

    Garlic

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:

    Hmm, I’d rather not. I love variety–even if I don’t love something I’d try it again, especially in some new combination.

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: Since Winter 2004

    How Did You Get Here?: I think I followed a link from Chocolateand Zucchini after finding Clotilde from a NY Times article.

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Yogurt and fruit. But last night it was baingan bharta, my favorite Indian dish (made with eggplant–you should try it! Or better yet, make it!)

  288. Name: Susan

    Location: California

    Age: 58

    Sex: Female

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Dark Chocolate, homemade Mac and Cheese, seafood, artichokes, and lemons

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Cooked carrots, tofu, green bell peppers, already masticated or processed meats, store bought cookies

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: couple of months

    How Did You Get Here?: Google

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Tilapia with sautéed spinach and whole wheat roll

  289. Kathy

    Illinois

    22 (this week!)

    Yes: Good bread, hummus, snap peas, pancakes, scones

    No: Olives, natto, non-vegan things

    Reading: About a year

    How: Food Porn Watch

    Tonight: A great baguette with honey, peanut butter, and avacado (not together!), then grapes and Turkish coffee.

  290. Name: Lu

    Location: Huntington Beach CA

    Age: 55 (but don’t tell anyone!)

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Mango, artichoke, yogurt, steak, romaine

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: peanut butter, cold cereal, hmmm…think I like most everything

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: Maybe a year.

    How Did You Get Here?: I have no idea.

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Grilled fish tacos at a local Mexican restaurant (It’s Lent and we’re Catholic -> no meat)

  291. Name: Paula

    Location: Colorado

    Age: 53

    Sex: Female

    Five foods you can’t live without: Buttered toast, popcorn, yogurt, apples,chicken

    Five foods you can live without: liver, bacon, chocolate, bananas, avacados.

    How long have you been reading Amateur Gourmet? Only a couple months.

    How did you get here? Megnut to Serious Eats to Amateur Gourmet.

    What’s for dinner? Homemade turkey pot pie.

  292. Name: Ryan Melzer

    Location: Arizona

    Age: 27

    Sex: M

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:

    1.)Avocados

    2.)Beef

    3.)Fish

    4.)Potatoes

    5.)Horchata

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:

    1.)Tomatoes (really)

    2.)Blue Cheese

    3.)Cilantro

    4.)Menudo

    5.)Diet Soda

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: A year maybe?

    How Did You Get Here?: By way of TDK

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Don’t know yet

  293. Name: Trish

    Location: Omaha, NE USA

    Age: 57

    Sex: Female

    5 foods I can’t live without: almost anything italian, almost anything mexican, bread, cream cheese and steak

    5 foods I can live without: liver, brussels sprouts, eggplant, processed cheese food (velveeta – dog loves it though), lamb

    How long reading AG: 6 months

    How did I get here: Another blog – maybe simply recipes?

    What’s for dinner tonight: Homemade lasagna, salad, homemade italian bread dipped in good olive oil, parnesan cheese and cracked pepper…

  294. Name: Sarah Campbell

    Location: Sydney, Australia

    Age: 30

    Sex: Female

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: fresh oysters, gooey cheeses, sushi of any kind/description, prosciutto, fresh bread

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: tinned pig’s trotters I had in Spain and cold black pudding (I’ll eat it fried but cold is wrong) and that’s about it

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: Hm. 2 years? Maybe 3?

    How Did You Get Here?: I can’t remember – I think you were linked from another blog I read (that I don’t read anymore!)

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Squid stuffed with feta, parsley and chorizo

  295. Name: Sheri

    Location: Northern California

    Age: 30-something

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: pizza, green salad, chocolate, coffee/tea, tacos, cheese (ooops, that’s six)

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: uncooked tomatoes, uncooked onions, canned green beans, dr. pepper, arugula

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: several months

    How Did You Get Here?: serious eats

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: (blushing) frozen pizza…hey, it’s friday pizza night! yeah, what can i say? we suck in the cooking deparment lately…

  296. Name: Sarine

    Location: Pennsylvania

    Age: 31

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:

    – warm bread + butter

    – eggplant

    – stuffed arthichokes

    – argentine empanadas

    – chocolate pudding

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:

    – gummi bears

    – sea vegetables

    – mass produced smoothies

    – iceberg lettuce

    – meat

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: about a year

    How Did You Get Here?: straight to it

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: red cabbage, apple and beet salad with mustard vinagriette and warm goat cheese crostini

  297. Name: Carol

    Location: Baltimore, MD

    Age: Not 40 yet!

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Roasted chicken, pasta, broccoli, cheese, garlic

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Mushrooms, eggs, liver, cilantro, candied citron

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: A few months

    How Did You Get Here?: You’re in my blogroll.

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Roasted chicken with garlic mashed potatoes, corn, and…some kind of baby green salad with a vinaigrette.

  298. Name: Randi

    Location: Southwestern Ontario, Canada (But I’m American)

    Age: 40(gasp)

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Pizza,pasta,berries,peanut butter cheese, skim milk

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: beef,salmon,blue cheese, dark tuna,ham

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: about a year

    How Did You Get Here?: linked

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: potstickers and brocoli cheese soup.

  299. Name: Sharon

    Location: NJ–outside NYC

    Age: 50

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: pasta, cheese, olive oil, garlic, asparagus

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: string beans, Wonder Bread, any fast food, ham, meat loaf

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 1 year

    How Did You Get Here?: don’t remember

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: grilled wild salmon (following Mark Bittman’s recent tips on using the broiler), wild/brown rice, broccoli, pinot noir.

  300. Name: Rosie

    Location: Sacramento, CA

    Age: 34

    Sex: Female

    5 Foods I Can’t Live w/Out: cheese, bread, pasta, tomatoes, garlic

    5 Foods I Can Live w/Out: anything processed and fast foods in general

    How Long Have I Been Reading: 6-8 months

    How Did I Get Here: Linked at some point now you are one of my favorites

    What’s for dinner tonight: A big salad (but I may ask hubby to pick up some Mexican)

  301. Name: Grace

    Location: Orange County, CA

    Age: 21

    Sex: Female

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: cheese, sushi, pasta, fruits, mexican food

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: mushrooms, olives, cheesecake, walnuts, diet sodas

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: Over a year, bare minimum

    How Did You Get Here?: I can’t even remember, but you are linked as a favorite now

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Not sure yet. I’m kind of in the mood for something really unhealthy (young metabolism and all, HA)

  302. Name: Arloe

    Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

    Age: 27

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Procuitto, cheese, mushrooms, pasta, spinach

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Raw onions, okra, black licorice, cilantro, green peppers

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: About 1 month

    How Did You Get Here?: There’s a site called http://www.ottawafoodies.com that has a forum, and one of the topics was “What foodie websites do you frequent?”. One of the responders mentioned this site and had a link connectin to the Ducase/White Truffle post. Click!

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Gah! Nothing. I’ve been cooking for 11 strait hours – 8am – 2pm Lunch Service at my cooking school’s restaurant (my first ever!!! My recipe!!! People paying MONEY for MY recipe!!!! Booyah! It was Bison Medallions with Foie Gras Mustard, and Pear, Onion and Blueberry Compote), then at 2:30pm I had to go strait into a 5 hour blackbox workshop. The overall theme of my day today was “don’t cough in the food” seeing as I have a disgusting chest cold too, which is another reason why I’m having no dinner…no appetite. Blah.

  303. Name: Sandra

    Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Age: 31

    Sex: Lady

    Five foods I can’t live without:

    Swiss Chalet Chicken, fresh cherries, chocolate chip cookies, orange pekoe tea, milk

    Five foods I most definitely can live without: Internal organs, cheesecake (yes, it is true!), beets, lamb, fishy mackerel

    How Long a Reader: Definitely over a year, likely longer and enjoy it very much!

    How did I get here: via Chocolate & Zucchini

    What’s for dinner tonight? The hubby and I enjoyed fresh 3-cheese tortellini with Nana’s home made tomato sauce accompanied by a lovely salad, all very yum.

  304. Name: Lorraine

    Location: Manila, Philippines

    Age: 32

    Sex: Female

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Rice, Sinigang (sour tamarind or miso soup), Sashimi, Chocolate, Squid.

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: I like everything.

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: Two years.

    How Did You Get Here?: Via TypePad’s featured site, I think.

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Chicken and Pork Adobo. Yum…

  305. Name: Montse (www.paradayfonda.com)

    Location: Barcelona, Spain

    Age: 31

    Sex: female

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: artichokes, bread with tomatoe (Catalan recipe), fish, pasta and soups

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: peas, chick peas, fried eggs, beans and brussel sprouts

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 6 months

    How Did You Get Here?: not sure, another blogger

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: spinach

  306. rachel

    connecticut (for now)

    32

    f

    5 foods I can’t live without: malai kofta, dark chocolate, brussels sprouts (braised), black beans, avocado

    5 foods I can live without: meat, mealy tomatoes, overcooked veggies, white chocolate, cake

    how long reading AG: years

    how did I get here: from chocolate&zucchini, je pense

    dinner tonight: something yummy- we’ll be in NYC!

  307. Name: Sophie

    Location: London

    Age: 26

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:

    Pizza, onions, prawns, steak, asparagus

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:

    Coconut, anything containing aniseed, bony fish, salt n vinegar crisps, chocolate.

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?:

    About a year I reckon.

    How Did You Get Here?:

    Obsessive recipe searching on the internet!!

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?:

    We’re out to dinner but tomorrow it’s a roast chicken (of course!)

  308. Name: emily

    Location: virginia

    Age: 27

    Sex: f

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: ice cream

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: green peas

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 6 mo

    How Did You Get Here?:I don’t remember

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Vietnamese

  309. Name: Ben

    Location: Park Slope, Brooklyn

    Age: 23

    Sex: Male

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:

    Sushi, Chocolate, Spaghetti, Burgers, Cheese

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:

    Celery, celery, celery, celery, celery

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: Over a year now

    How Did You Get Here?: Some sort of best of the web list

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Chili Dogs

  310. Name: Carol

    Location: Northern Nevada

    Age: 47

    Sex: Female

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Cotswold Cheese, Stilton Cheese, Fresh Homemade Bread, Devon Double Cream Butter, Chilled Vodka.

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Anything processed or with additives, Brussels Sprouts, white bread, Spam, Velveta, fish sticks.

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: About a month.

    How Did You Get Here?: Google Reader.

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: My homemade lasagna.

  311. Name: Christine

    Location: Monterey Park, east of Los Angeles

    Age: 57

    Sex: female

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: bacon, pasta, tequila, pastrami from The Hat, chocolate

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Big Mac only ate once, natto, atole, over-cooked veggies, iceburg lettuce

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: since 2006

    How Did You Get Here?: baking sheet blog

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: homemade sun-dried tomato foccacia, pasta, salad, wine

  312. Name: Miriam

    Location: Los Angeles, CA/Philadelphia, PA

    Age: 21

    Sex: Female

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Potatoes, cheese, cheesecake, bread and other grains, nuts

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: All seafood (except shrimp), any kind of innard (e.g. liver, brains, etc.), cantaloupe, broccoli, bleu cheeses

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: About a year and a half

    How Did You Get Here?: By clicking on various other foodblogs’ favorite food blogs

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Roasted Acorn Sqush Lasagna

  313. Name: e

    Location: Philadelphia, PA

    Age: 25

    Sex: Female

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Spinach, Chocolate, Coffee, Cheese, Tortillas

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Cauliflower, Baby Corn, Circus Peanuts, Mint, Cantaloupe

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: Three years

    How Did You Get Here?: Mike Compitello’s blog

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: White Bean and Broccoli Rabe soup

  314. Name: Marta

    Location: Panama City, Panama

    Age: 30

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: cheese, fruits, pasta, fresh vegetables, seafood

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken, turkey, casseroles

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 1 year

    How Did You Get Here?: don’t remember

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: sushi

  315. Name: Kim

    Location: Portland, OR

    Age: 30

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: gelato, beets, fresh baked artisan bread, hot chocolate, coffee, good cheese, fresh fruit, fresh tomatoes dungeness crab

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: pistachios, walnuts, top ramen (not really a food methinks), my moms halibut and almonds (again, not really food methinks)

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: a year

    How Did You Get Here?: tuna toast

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: spicy hot dogs from zachs shack and then dessert at st cupcake

  316. Name: Emily

    Location: Vancouver, BC

    Age: 30

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: bacon, rice, tofu, leafy greens, pate

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: fast food, junk food, salmon, chocolate, bananas

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 2 years?

    How Did You Get Here?: Chez Pim? I can’t even remember anymore.

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Taiwanese spicy beef noodles in soup!

  317. Name:Liz

    Location:Providence, RI

    Age:20

    Sex:F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: spinach, cheese, chewy crusty bread, salmon, udon

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: kai seki (japanese classical cuisine), chicken feet, sashimi, foi gras, birds nest soup

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 2 years or so

    How Did You Get Here?: a review in a magazine or something

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?:spinach salad with raisins, black beans, cucumbers and hummus, a veggie burger

  318. haha, no way you are going to read all of these. say hi to me if you ever get to this one.

    Name: Jessica

    Location: Yale College

    Age: 22

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: CHOCOLATE, refried beans, hummus, apples, cheeeese

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: mayonnaise, meat, fast food, eggs (when not baked into things), cereal that has turned mushy in milk

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: since last fall

    How Did You Get Here?: probably from slashfood?

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: the first time I have cooked with fresh food in two months! (I’m a poor college student.) Pasta with fresh broccoli, portabellas and tempeh.

  319. eSA

    East Gowanus,Brooklyn NY

    36

    Yes

    Cheese, wine, pasta, bread + fruit

    Things that have a long lifespan, are in a can or in plastic

    1 year

    Surfing for recipes no doubt

    Pan fried semi-bonesless quail, rosemary tates and braised leeks.

  320. Name: Emily

    Location: Washington, DC

    Age: 43

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: avocados, cheese of any kind, potato chips, garlic, quesadillas

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: pasta salad, raw onions, cooked green peppers, fake banana-flavor, most beef

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: a few weeks

    How Did You Get Here?: Guy Kawasaki’s blog

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: reheated latkes, frozen and saved for me by a friend

  321. Name: Christine

    Location: Scottsdale, AZ

    Age:31

    Sex:F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:avocados, tomatoes, chili, tortillas, cheese

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:liver, chamomile, monkfish, gizzards, capers

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 2 years

    How Did You Get Here?: C & Z

    What’s For Dinner Tonight? Cashew chicken and green tea

  322. Name: Andoni

    Location: Ataun (a tiny village in the Basque Country, Spain)

    Age: 26. Painfully closer and closer to 30s…

    Sex: Very few, I’m afraid. (Male)

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Onions, rice, tea (can it be considered as a food?), tuna and of course, CHOCOLATE (!).

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Mint, “cod cheeks” (“kokotxa” in basque/spanish, does it exist elsewhere in the world???), coffee and… I can’t remember anything else.

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: A couple of months or three.

    How Did You Get Here?: I can’t remember.

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Probably some “pintxos” in San Sebastian (Spain). You should definitely try them.

  323. Name:

    Location:

    Age: 41

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: onions and garlic (they nearly always go together!), tomatoes, olive oil, pasta, coffee (hard to believe I’m from the South, isn’t it?)

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: I CAN’T THINK OF ANY!! all food is wonderful

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 1 day

    How Did You Get Here?: ruhlman.com

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: going out in the ATL! tomorrow: who knows? depends on what looks good at the DeKalb Farmer’s Market

  324. Name: Demara

    Location: Bowling Green, KY

    Age: 30

    Sex: F

    Five foods I can’t live without: Ice cream, trail mix, coffee, chocolate (preferably in the form of a brownie), whole grain breads and (I know this is six), I never met a vegetable I didn’t like.

    Five foods I can live without: pork, beef, canned/processed foods, twinkies (and anything else along that line), fast food

    How long have you been reading? probably close to a year

    How did you get here? I think I saw you in Parade magazine- Sunday newspaper.

    What’s for dinner? Leftover lasagna (homemade of course)

  325. Name: Jodi

    Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

    Age: 34

    Sex: F

    Five foods I can’t live without: Cheese; bakery bread; tomatoes/onions/garlic (there’s a constant supply of these in my kitchen so they feel like a unit); greens; coffee

    Five foods I can live without: Shellfish (sadly, I’m allergic); brazil nuts (again, allergic); cinnamon-raisin bread or bagels; head cheese; tongue

    How long I’ve been reading: About six months

    How I got here: I can’t remember exactly — perhpas via Meg Hourihan’s blog?

    Dinner tonight: Barley risotto with kale and butternut squash

  326. Name: Robin

    Location: Kansas City, MO

    Age: 47

    Sex: F

    Five foods I can’t live without: good bread, pasta, bananas, garlic, cheese

    Five Foods I can live without: clams, liver, not much else

    How long have you been reading? about 3 years; about the time my son started at NYU

    What’s for dinner: Whatever my husband makes me

  327. Name: Lukas

    Location: Brooklyn

    Age: 25

    Sex: M

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: bleu cheese, bread, asparagus, chocolate, scrambled eggs

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: coconut, banana, raisins, baked potatos, poached eggs

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: almost a month

    How Did You Get Here?: via friend

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: poached salmon!

  328. Name: Ross

    Location: Wash.DC.

    Age: 28

    Sex: Male

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: bread, cheese, meat

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: asparagus

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: two years? at least back to the pancetta days. bring her back!

    How Did You Get Here?: followed some links.

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: tomatoe soup and mac and cheese (from tyler florence of the food network)

  329. Name: Amanda (Manders is an old nickname)

    Location: Waco, TX (which isn’t as boring as it sounds. And yes, there are actually still people at the Branch Davidian complex)

    Age: 22

    Sex: Female

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Peanut butter, cheese, oranges, 2% milk, or barbecue (hey, honey, this is Texas)

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Cauliflower, hard cider (I am, weirdly enough, allergic to it), green peppers, bad tomatoes, and potato salad

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 3 years? Don’t rightly recall.

    How Did You Get Here?: I think from Chocolate and Zucchini.

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: I have no idea–all I have is cereal and peanut butter at the moment.

  330. Name: Colleen

    Location: Boston

    Age: 33!

    Sex: Female

    5 Foods Can’t Live w/o: Spinach, Tofu, Coffee, Cheese and Beer

    5 Foods Can Live w/o: Hot Dogs, Chicken Feet, Eggplant, Tapioca and Tequila

    Reader for 1 month

    Got here by browsing for polenta recipes

    Dinner will be improvised and largely consist of rice

  331. Name: Colleen

    Location: Boston

    Age: 33!

    Sex: Female

    5 Foods Can’t Live w/o: Spinach, Tofu, Coffee, Cheese and Beer

    5 Foods Can Live w/o: Hot Dogs, Chicken Feet, Eggplant, Tapioca and Tequila

    Reader for 1 month

    Got here by browsing for polenta recipes

    Dinner will be improvised and largely consist of rice

  332. Name: Steve

    Location: Boston

    5 foods I can’t live without: cheese, carrots, peanut butter, beer, and beer

    5 foods I can live without: meat, squash, sweet potatoes, eggplant, and figs

    I’ve been a reader for about 5 minutes now

    I got here by being interrupted by Colleen

    I will eat what she puts in front of me and like it

  333. Name:Kim

    Location:Canada

    Age:Older than 21 and younger than 100

    Sex:F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:Chocolate, bread, pasta, diet pop, broccoli

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:Bananas, sauerkraut, organ meat, most fish, cooked apple in any form

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?:A few years

    How Did You Get Here?:Google search for Ina Garten’s Caramel Chocolate Pecan Ice Cream

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?:Leftover noodles and homemade tomato sauce

  334. Berkay

    Turkey

    22

    Male

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Egg, Tomato, Cheese, Yoghurt, Eggplant

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Pork, Dark Chocolate, Okra, Sausage, Salami

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 1 years

    How Did You Get Here?: Google!

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Spiced grill chicken and rice with spices

  335. linda

    51

    female

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: NE clam chowder, chocolate,bread, ribeyes, babyback ribs

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: sardines, anchovies, lima beans, sweet potatoes,liver

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 20 minutes

    How Did You Get Here?: Yahoo, searching for a site to teach me how to start my own food related blog.

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: rice cakes with peanut butter and a bowl of chili.

  336. Name: Robin

    Location: Victoria, BC, Canada

    Age: 19

    Sex: F

    Five foods I can’t live without: no-salt peanut butter, ruby red grapefruit, grilled BC salmon, dark chocolate, fresh bread

    Five foods I can live without: mushrooms, raw onions, mayonnaise, egg salad, oysters

    How long I’ve been reading: Over a year!

    How I got here: I read about food blogs existing, was intrigued, discovered you and have been faithful ever since

    Dinner tonight: spicy black bean soup and chocolates left over from my birthday

  337. Name- Dee

    Location- North Shore Long Island

    age-58

    Sex- yes please

    5 foods I can’t live without-cheese, chinese, greek, Italian, Japanese

    5 foods I can live without-liver, brussels sprouts, organ meats, head cheese, liver again?

    Been reading 2 yrs +

    Chocolate & Zucchini or becks & Posh-can’t remember

  338. Name: Mary

    Location: New York

    Age: Almost 40

    Sex: At least once a day.

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: cheese, bread, tomatoes, garlic, wine

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: mochi, natto and anything with high fructose corn syrup, hydrogenation (even partial) or red dye (any number)

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: A little more than a year

    How Did You Get Here?: serendipity

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Homemade pizza (using the no-knead bread for the dough) with homemade tomato sauce (the last batch from last summer), fresh mozzarella and basil. Green salad with shallots and simple vinaigrette. Red wine.

  339. Name: Carol Gillott

    Location: Astoria

    Age:

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Pomegranetes, Artichokes, Tarte Citron, Lobster, ice cream/gelato

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Innards, Fish heads, dumplings, expresso, raw onions,

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: I forget :(

    How Did You Get Here?: from another blog…

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: salad and salmon..

  340. Name: Maria

    Location: Rochester, NY

    Age: 22

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Ethiopian Food, Indian Food, Steak, passion fruit, dark chocolate

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: hot dogs, sausage, guacamole, sardines, sheep’s eye balls

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: Jan 2007

    How Did You Get Here?: Through other blogs

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: going out to Indian Buffet (tomorrow I’ll make twice baked potatoes with cheddar, bacon, and broccoli)

  341. Name:Liz

    Location: Brooklyn, NY

    Age: 31

    Sex:F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: NY Pizza, pulled pork, bread, french cheese, poblano peppers

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: tripe, hamburger helper, chicken nuggets, twinkies

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 1 month

    How Did You Get Here?: New York Magazine article about food blogs What’s For Dinner Tonight?:roast pork loin, baked sweet potatoes, kale.

  342. Name:Liz

    Location: Brooklyn, NY

    Age: 31

    Sex:F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: NY Pizza, pulled pork, bread, french cheese, poblano peppers

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: tripe, hamburger helper, chicken nuggets, twinkies

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 1 month

    How Did You Get Here?: New York Magazine article about food blogs What’s For Dinner Tonight?:roast pork loin, baked sweet potatoes, kale.

  343. Name: Katie

    Location: Los Angeles, CA

    Age: 26

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: papaya, bartlett pears, risotto, udon noodles, all manner of vegetable soups

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: all red meat, eggplant, olives, figs, raisins

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 2 years

    How Did You Get Here?: recommended by a friend

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: leftover oscar night turkey/vegetable chili

  344. Name: Guillermo Ysusi

    Location: Mexico City

    Age: 24

    Sex: Male

    Five (or some more?) Foods You Can’t Live Without: Amaranto with chocolate, chilly, some good meat and fish (salmon), coffee, and some mexican weird stuff like insects.

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Grapefruit, tofu, chips, hot dogs, and coconut.

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: About 6 months ago.

    How Did You Get Here?: surfing the net.

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: nothing yet and probably nothing very special…

  345. Name: lisa

    Location: suburban nyc

    Age: 36

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: sushi, chocolate, bagels, cheese, smoked fish

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: chicken, organ meat, cauliflower, duck, cabbage

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: a long time; at least since you were halfway through law school

    How Did You Get Here?: can’t remember

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: leftover pasta fagioli from the Minimalist cookbook

  346. Name: Caroline

    Location: Berlin, Germany

    Age:27

    Sex:F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:

    Chocolate(min 40%)with Salt & Caramel, Cheese in all variations, good tea, selfmade pasta, red wine, fresh vegetables & fruits

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: foie gras, any inner organs, “consistence food” that´s wobbly and slimy,typical fast food and “super lowfat, no sugar, skinny…without flavour-things”

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: since 1 month

    How Did You Get Here?: Google Reader

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Classic Couscous with vegetables & pomgranate & some Mint Tea

  347. Name: Rene

    Location: Singapore

    Age: 29

    Sex: Female

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Rice, Bread, Beef, Tofu, Mushrooms

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Salmon, Celery, Nuts, Low-fat yoghurt, Oats

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: More than a year

    How Did You Get Here?: via Kiplog.com

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Breaded Fish Fillets, Miso soup and Rice

  348. Name: Amanda

    Location: London

    Age: 34

    Sex: Female

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Coriander, Lime, Sweet Potato, Goats Cheese, Pumpkin

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Sea Urchin, Chicken, Lima Beans, Aubergine, Liquorice

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: Two and a half years

    How Did You Get Here?: I wish I could remeber.

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Spicy peanut sauce, sauted vegetables and rice

  349. Name: Arthur Carvalho

    Location:Rio de Janeiro – Brazil

    Age: 26

    Sex: Male

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:

    Moqueca (brazilian shirmp stew), Risoto, cheesecake, Beens, sushi

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:

    liver, chocolate, all kind of intestines, fresh oister, olives

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?:

    6 months

    How Did You Get Here?: Luciana´s Froes food blog

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: A salad

  350. Name: Carlo

    Location: Philippines

    Age: 31

    Sex: M

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: chocolate, steak, pasta, rice, wine

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: mayo, innards, raisins, soda, kraft parmesan cheese, “lite” food

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 2 years

    How Did You Get Here?: other food blogs

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Ramen

  351. Name: Silvana

    Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Age: 31

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: chocolate, dulce de leche,red meat,pasta,fruit

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: lamb,snails,peanut butter,tea,cinamon

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: couple of years

    How Did You Get Here?: I think David Lebovitz web…

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: I don’t know, it’s too early yet.

  352. Name: Jessica

    Location: Delaware, US

    Age: 20

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: gelato, iced tea, pasta in all its incarnations, chocolate, yellow squash

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: brussels sprouts, snails, shrimp, liver, mushrooms

    How Long have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: since mid-2005

    How Did You Get Here: can’t even recall

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: the unspeakable food at my college dining hall. foodie arsenic.

  353. Name:Miriam

    Location: Seattle, WA

    Age:24

    Sex:Femail

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:

    cheese, wine, chicken, eggs, and fruit

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:

    beets, lamb, liver, cauliflower, and fish tacos

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 1 year

    How Did You Get Here?: from another food blog

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: good question!

  354. Name: Michael M.

    Location: NYC

    Age: 32

    Sex: M

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Cheese, Carrots, French Fries, Apples, fresh baked bread

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: maraschino cherries, sugar-loaded cereals, brazil nuts, edible underwear, black truffles (overrated)

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: since its inception, roughly.

    How Did You Get Here?:

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Turkey burgers at home, though I unfortunately had to turn down a free dinner at Rock Center Cafe this evening.

  355. Name:Courtney

    Location: Florida

    Age: 23

    Sex: Female

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Chocolate, cheese, mushrooms, bread, pasta/potatos

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Mayonaise, mustard, baked beans, hotdogs, olives

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 3 months

    How Did You Get Here?: link from either another blog, or food porn watch (don’t remember)

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: beef stroganoff

  356. Name: Amy

    Location: San Diego

    Age:37

    Sex: F

    Five Foods you can’t live without: Sushi, Avocados, Potatoes, Bread, Cheese

    Five Foods you can live without: Pork,

    Offal,Black Licorice,Okra, Ice Cream

    How long have you been reading Amatuer Gourmet? About a year or so

    How did I get here? From some other food blog – can’t recall which one.

    What’s for dinner tonight? Chicken Picatta with Capers

  357. Name:Sindy

    Location:Fayetteville, NC

    Age:40

    Sex:F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:How can I pick just 5??? spinach,lemon, onions,steak, cheese

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:okra,tripe,feet (pig, chicken..whatever) Gosh I can’t think of anymore but I am sure there are some.

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: about 4 months

    How Did You Get Here?:I think from IndyFoody blog ..but maybe slashfood

    What’s For Dinner Tonight ? I wish I could say something fancy but just spaghetti tonight.

  358. Name: Naomi

    Location: Aspen, CO

    Age: 30

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Artichokes, chocolate, soft cheese, pasta, tortillas

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Beets, overcooked asparagus, oysters, papaya and blood sausage

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: Three years

    How Did You Get Here?: A friend who is a chef was researching blog and pointed me here. We love it!

    What’s For Dinner Tonight? Jambalaya

  359. Name: Amanda

    Location: Minneapolis

    Age: 31

    Sex: Female

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Avacado, Chewy Bread, Sushi, Mushrooms, Blackberries

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: today

    How Did You Get Here?: Smitten Kitten

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Blackened Salmon over carmelized onions, topped with bleu cheese

  360. Name: Judy

    Location:Atlanta, GA, USA

    Age:58

    Sex:F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: like so many there’s no way to choose

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: any organ meat, brussel sprouts, anchovies, caviar, sushi, eggplant

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: brand new

    How Did You Get Here?: via Homesick Texan

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: no clue yet

  361. Name: Cheryl

    Location: New Jersey

    Age: 34

    Sex: Female

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Ice cream, sugar, cheese, bread, chocolate

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: fish, peas, porkchops, cottage cheese, rice pudding

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: today was the first day I found it

    How Did You Get Here?: was recommended from another food blog

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: not sure yet, husband will be making it.

  362. Location: Sunnyvale, CA

    Age: 45

    Sex: Female

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: bread, cheese, salad greens, ice cream, wine

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: lima beans, brussel sprouts, liver, ?, ?

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet? about 2 years

    How Did You Get Here? Probably from another food blog

    What’s For Dinner Tonight? leftover Beef Bourguignon that I made on Sunday

  363. Name: Chuck

    Location: Right here, in front of my computer. Duh.

    Age: 30

    Sex: Male.

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Sushi (although I rarely get to eat it, it’s always a treat when I do). Spinach. Italian sandwiches with great dry-cured deli-meats. Homemade soups of all kinds. “Fancy” bagged salad mixes.

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Pre-seasoned rice mixes. Fake, crappy artificial cake frosting (which is disturbingly common, even when you buy a cake from an official bakery). Canned soups. Pears. Campbell’s sorry attempts at canned chili and stew. (Enough with the corn syrup, jerks!) “Cake” mixes that don’t even ask you to add a perfunctory egg.

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: Maybe a year or two.

    How Did You Get Here?: I don’t remember, but when I find the party responsible, believe you me…

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: A bag of Cheese Doodles. Kill me now.

  364. Location: eastern Connecticut

    Age: 27.8

    Sex: girl

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: white rice (it goes under everything), small easily-peeled citrus fruit, Thai red curry, coffee, fresh spinach

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: bell peppers, raw tomatoes, Miracle Whip, hot dogs, yogurt

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: I don’t know. A year? A little less than that.

    How Did You Get Here?: I think Gothamist linked to one of your restaurant reviews.

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Leftovers from an attempt at a vaguely French chicken stew. Not one of my great culinary triumphs, but it was edible, and I learned important lessons for next time, mostly involving parsnips.

  365. Name Kaye

    Location:Dublin

    Age:28

    Sex:Female

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Peppers, olive oil, good bread, real in season tomatoes, aubergines, courgettes

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Fish, meat, poulty, dairy, stuffed vine leaves

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: About a year

    How Did You Get Here?:link from another site

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?:not sure, propbably noodles and steamed vegetables

  366. Name Shauna

    Location:Cayman Islands

    Age:24

    Sex:Female

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Conch, Chilis, Chocolate, Stinky Cheese and Plantains

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Smoked Salmon, black olives … that is about it.

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: About a year

    How Did You Get Here?:link from another site

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?:pan seared snapper with a watermelon, mint and scotch bonnet salsa and twice-fried smashed green plantains.

  367. Name: Tracy

    Location: Newly arrived in Jackson, WY

    Age: 36

    Sex: Female

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: York Peppermint Patties, Dark Roast Coffee, Chicken, Pasta, Salsa

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Liver, gizzards, sardines, vienna sausages, potted meat (girl raised in the South).

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: Around 6 months???

    How Did You Get Here?: I don’t even remember.

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Because my kitchen isn’t fully unpacked, a Bertolli frozen meal – shrimp scampi w/linguine & deli garlic bread. My first “real” meal in the new house is Sunday…mustard chicken & steamed asparagus!

  368. Name: Michelle

    Location: Kettering, Ohio

    Age: 35

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Pasta, Tofu, Fresh Greens, My veggie and herb garden, chocolate

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: any organ meat and most meat in particular, lima beans, mushrooms, nuts

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: Since the beginning of the year

    How Did You Get Here?:Through my Google reader labs – one of the few sites NOT blocked by my work proxies!

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: My favorite dish of whole grain angel hair pasta, browned butter and Myzithra Cheese, crisp romaine and baby green salad topped with Asiago cheese and Amy’s Goddess dressing, and for dessert homemade brownie bites.

  369. Name: Melissa!

    Location: Huntsville, AL

    Age: 26

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:

    Creme brulee, cheese (of any kind!), sweet potatoes, bisque (lobster, crab, crayfish, yum), sweet tea

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:

    Octopus, squash, ham (I know! what’s wrong with me, I dont like ham??), sesame seeds, onion

    How Long Have You Been Reading mateur Gourmet?: Probably about half aA year

    How Did You Get Here?: I think a link off of Simply Recipes?

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Hm… I’m in the mood for a salad with lots of veggies, and some fresh fruit.

  370. Name: Emma

    Location: Los Angeles

    Age: 24

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Chicken, Garlic, Tea, Roasted Duck, lily bulb

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: those small dried shrimp in Chinese cooking (xia mi), horsemeat flavored ice cream (i had the misfortune of losing a bet), oysters, cauliflower, salami

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: Around a year

    How Did You Get Here?: Through Chocolate&Zucchini, I *think*

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: white bean soup with garlic and prosciutto, grilled ciabatta, baked tomatoes, leftover princess torte

  371. Name: Frostilicus

    Location: Brisbane, Australia

    Sex: Female, last time I checked

    5 foods I can’t live without: Sushi, Spaghetti Bolognaise, Salami, Camembert, Mashed Potato

    5 foods I CAN live without: Peas, Brussel Sprouts, Chokos, Really spicy food

    How Long have I been reading Amateur Gourmet: About a year and a half, I think.

    How Did You Get Here: Honestly, I don’t remember, but I come back periodically to read!

    What’s for Dinner Tonight: Chicken Schnitzels and Pasta Bake…

  372. Name:Clint

    Location:NorCal

    Age:69

    Sex:M

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Pork ribs, Shrimp, Chicken, snow peas, onions

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:

    Oatmeal, White bread, Tofu, celery, parsley

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: one month

    How Did You Get Here?: looking for a recipe

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: broiled chicken, cauliflower, glazed carrots.

  373. Name: Adriana

    Location: Florida

    Age: : ) Wouldn’t you like to know? Hi Hi……. Ok 37.

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Organic fruits and veggies : ) Love blueberries, sushi, mygrandma’s gourmet plantain covered picadillo albondigas (family recepie), kosher organic lamb, icecream (homemade,frozen yourt, sorbet, sherbets and on a hot summer day a fresh lime margarita w/ tequila anejo sorbet!)

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: hmmm. I’m a pretty good eater, hove not found one I trully despise.

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 5 minutes

    How Did You Get Here?: through a search for coliflower recipies

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: hmmmm…Coliflower (cream of) most likely unless I am sidetracked by a must try tonight recepie, chayotes (maybe grilled or maybe as a filling for some delicious peppers, greek style Lamb chops, fresh lemonade and expresso home made icecream w/ a hint of kalua!

  374. Name:Nick

    Location:Philly

    Age:14

    Sex:M

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Foie Gras, Granola, Bleu Cheese, Roast Chicken, Raw Fish.

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Uncle’s Thanksgiving turkey, papaya, pate, potato chips, chicken mcnuggets.

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 4 months

    How Did You Get Here?: Searching for restaurant reviews.

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Braised shortribs with bordelaise sauce and chantrelles.

  375. Name: Madalyn Brooke

    Location: Northern NJ

    Age: 17

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Sushi/sashimi, a good loaf of bread, any kind of shellfish, practically all cheeses (ROOM TEMPERATURE — cold cheese is bland), potato pancakes

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Gorganzola, processed deli meats, wonder bread, baba ghanoush, lamb

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: About 3 months

    How Did You Get Here?: I honestly have no idea. I stumbled across it in the middle of the night, probably through a google search for something obscure.

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Vegetable matzo ball soup. It’s like 17 degrees out, perfect soup weather.

  376. Name: Madalyn Brooke

    Location: Northern NJ

    Age: 17

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: Sushi/sashimi, a good loaf of bread, any kind of shellfish, practically all cheeses (ROOM TEMPERATURE — cold cheese is bland), potato pancakes

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: Gorganzola, processed deli meats, wonder bread, baba ghanoush, lamb

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: About 3 months

    How Did You Get Here?: I honestly have no idea. I stumbled across it in the middle of the night, probably through a google search for something obscure.

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Vegetable matzo ball soup. It’s like 17 degrees out, perfect soup weather.

  377. Name: Sarah

    Location:Brooklyn NY

    Age: 23

    Sex:F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:

    Artichokes, Oysters, manchego, crab cakes, cheeseburgers

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: honey, carrots, squid, sushi, rice crackers

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?:

    a year or so

    How Did You Get Here?: don’t remember, restaurant reviews maybe?

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: Chicken enchiladas, last night was ratatouille.

  378. Name:Wendy

    Location:Seattle

    Age:29

    Sex:F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without:Tim’s Cascade Chips, Jones Soda, Feta, EVOO, salt (does that count)

    Five Foods You Can Live Without:Seriously, I’m willing to try anything once…as long as its not bugs, durian or slimy goo

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: Been lurking for a year, but started commenting recently

    How Did You Get Here?:recipe search for Roasted Feta and/or anything with feta and cherry tomatoes..

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?WOW, i have no idea yet. Something Asian thats for sure. Probably Pancit Bihon and/or steamed mackerel in a coconut/ginger sauce/soup thing. There is a name for it in Filipino but just too lazy to google it..

    I used to think that being a foody was for the birds, but ty, ty ,ty…i am saved.

  379. Name: adkim

    Location: dallas, tx

    Age: 30

    Sex: M

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: just 5? too overwhelming to think about it

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: ummmm.

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 2 mos and loving it!

    How Did You Get Here?: through chez pims blog

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: something out of rick stein’s cookbook.

  380. Name: Tina

    Location: Bne, Australia

    Age: 35

    Sex: F

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: all types of veges, prawns, chicken, eggplant, dessert

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: liver, hmmmm.

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: 1st time today!

    How Did You Get Here?: google search

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: something with prawns and baby octopus, hence the search on google

  381. Name: Carol

    Location: Harper Woods, MI

    Age: 40

    Sex: Female

    Five Foods You Can’t Live Without: bread, avacado, chicken, lemons, fresh pasta

    Five Foods You Can Live Without: lima beans, chorizo, okra, tripe…

    How Long Have You Been Reading Amateur Gourmet?: three years

    How Did You Get Here?: serious eats

    What’s For Dinner Tonight?: beef/barley/vegetable soup and grilled cheese. It snowed – so there you go.

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