Amateur Gourmet 2008 Reader Survey

Fans, Friends, Foes— it’s 2008 and on Monday we’ll be celebrating this site’s 4th anniversary. I thought I’d take a moment to probe you (not in the bad way) on who you are, what you like about the site and what you’d like to see me do in the future. At your convenience, please answer the following in the comments. If your comment doesn’t show up, it probably means it was junked and I will unjunk it later. Movable Type can be touchy.

Name:

Age:

Gender:

Location:

How You Discovered The Site:

How Long You’ve Been Reading:

Favorite Post:

I Wish You’d Do More:

I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook:

I Wish You’d Review:

You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___:

Anything Else?:

Thanks!

247 comments

  1. Name: Renee

    Age: 27

    Gender: Female

    Location: Ohio

    How You Discovered The Site: I honestly don’t remember – probably a recipe search or something.

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: A year or so?

    Favorite Post: I can’t do that… Generally restaurant stories are my favorite. I live vicariously through them as Dayton has no interesting restaurants (although we do now have 1)

    I Wish You’d Do More: Everything!

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Portuguese recipes

    I Wish You’d Review:

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: cheese

    Anything Else?:

    Just that I really do adore your blog and read it regularly. I don’t reply as often as I would like because I read your blog through my rssfeed, but know it’s brilliant.

  2. Name: Dennis

    Age: Today is my birthday and it will be a while

    till I can own up to it (my age)

    Gender: M

    Location: Seattle

    How You Discovered The Site: Surfing

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: Couple of years

    Favorite Post: Your family restaurant adventures but

    anything musical is a close second

    I Wish You’d Do More: Restaurant Reviews

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Every Wednesday one of

    the NYT recipes

    I Wish You’d Review: A restaurant a week

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: Really dont notice the banner

  3. Name: Stacy

    Age: 29

    Gender: Female

    Location: California

    How You Discovered The Site: I came across the braised short ribs recipe, probably while trying to figure out what to make for dinner

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: probably about 6 months, anyway, since the day I made the short ribs and they were delicious

    Favorite Post: the crazy Thanksgiving preparation post is pretty good

    I Wish You’d Do More: cooking, with lots of pictures and funny commentary

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: whatever you want to cook

    I Wish You’d Review: nothing in particular

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: teapots?

    Anything Else?:

  4. OK, I’ll answer the ones I can actually come up with an answer for. In short, I really enjoy the posts and commentary and I can’t say that I’d prefer you do anything differently.

    Age: 35 (so hard to admit that!!)

    Gender: Goddess

    Location: Northern Virginia

    How You Discovered The Site: By accident? (aka, I don’t actually remember, sorry!)

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: A year?

    Fav Post: The road trip for Lobster Rolls, and the bagel shop in Florida (I *think* it was FL, I could be wrong.)

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Savory crepes of some ilk. (You may have done this already and I missed it.)

    I Wish You’d Review: Morimoto’s in Philly – just cause I want to feel like my orgasmic foodie experience there wasn’t just colored by my fangirl squeals for him.

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: BACON!

    Anything Else?: Keep up the good work!

    – C.

  5. Name: Julie

    Age: 20

    Gender: Girl

    Location: NJ

    How You Discovered The Site: Google Reader recommendation

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: approx. 1 year

    Favorite Post: The one about the Conde Nast cafeteria

    I Wish You’d Do More: cooking at home? those posts are always inspirational; they make me want to get into my kitchen immediately.

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: more exotic food- Chinese, maybe?

    I Wish You’d Review: no comment, I have no idea

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: cookbook?

    Anything Else?: your posts are always really fun to read, and I loved your book.

  6. Name: Alicia

    Age: 39

    Gender: Female

    Location:Las Vegas

    How You Discovered The Site: Link on Ruhlman’s blog

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: I don’t know….6 months?

    Favorite Post: The one where you made a casserole (can’t remember the cookbook) and the saran wrap melted. Hilarious!!! Although, this last one on Christmas is pretty darn good.

    I Wish You’d Do More: Everything

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: More ethnic food

    I Wish You’d Review: Restaurants and other peoples’ dishes

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: Whatever, as long as you change it periodically.

    Anything Else?: Keep it up! I love your work!

  7. Name: Psychgrad

    Age: 27

    Gender: Female

    Location: Canada

    How You Discovered The Site: some website link

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: 2 months

    Favorite Post: I like your video on making onion soup

    I Wish You’d Do More: recipe demonstrations

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Anything…maybe replicate what you are served in a restaurant

    I Wish You’d Review: nothing…you’re doing a lot of good reviewing already.

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying __?_:

    Anything Else?:

  8. Name: Andrea

    Age: 22

    Gender:F

    Location: Texas

    How Discovered: Link from another food blog

    Reading: About a year

    Favorite Post: I love anything that shows your irreverence and non-p.c. personality!

    I Wish You’d do More: Budget restaurant reviews. I’m moving to NY and need some tips! New/Interesting product reviews would be great too.

    I Wish you’d attempt to Cook: Enchiladas…I’m on the search for the perfect recipe. Try some from Rick Bayles!

    I Wish you’d review: Specialty stores in the area/online specialty shops

    You should have a Banner with Flying Ice Cream Cones…because in my mind, that is what heaven will look like.

  9. Name: Rich

    Age: 37

    Gender: Boy

    Location: L.A.

    How You Discovered The Site: Dunno. Probably linked from another blog like David Lebowitz or something

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: Less than a year

    Favorite Post: Food TV’S Unsung Hero: Mark Bittman

    I Wish You’d Do More: Restaurant reviews

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Spedini a la Romana

    I Wish You’d Review: more cookbooks

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ?:

    Anything Else?: You’re doing a great job. Keep it up. Happy New Year, and thank you.

  10. Name: Rich

    Age: 37

    Gender: Boy

    Location: L.A.

    How You Discovered The Site: Dunno. Probably linked from another blog like David Lebowitz or something

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: Less than a year

    Favorite Post: Food TV’S Unsung Hero: Mark Bittman

    I Wish You’d Do More: Restaurant reviews

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Spedini a la Romana

    I Wish You’d Review: more cookbooks

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ?:

    Anything Else?: You’re doing a great job. Keep it up. Happy New Year, and thank you.

  11. Name: Delilah Hinman

    Age: mid-20’s

    Gender: Eve

    Location: Denver, CO

    How You Discovered The Site: probably through Simply Recipes

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: around a year

    Favorite Post: your video posts

    I Wish You’d Do More: videos :D

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: more Italian

    I Wish You’d Review: products you use

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: monkeys

    Anything Else?: You have a great sense of humour and you do a good job of showing off your personality! Thanks for sharing it with the online world :)

  12. Name: Malavika

    Age: 28

    Gender: F

    Location: India

    How You Discovered The Site: Thru CnZ

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: 3 yrs

    Favorite Posts: Your family meals in Florida!!!

    I Wish You’d Do More: Comic strip style posts

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: French desserts

    I Wish You’d Review: French Laundry

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying : Crabs

    Anything Else?: Love your writing, I love the site, its the first thing I read every day!!!

  13. Name: Kerstin

    Age: 32

    Gender: female

    Location: Munich, Germany

    How You Discovered The Site: Link from another website (I think from David Lebovitz, but I´m not 100% sure)

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: Around 2 months

    Favorite Post:

    I Wish You’d Do More: Stay as you are. I just love it.

  14. Name:Fanny

    Age:32

    Gender:F

    Location:France

    How you discovered the site:Through some award winning foodblogs web ranking site.(I think).Nearly chocked to death from laughing too much and it was love at first sight with the writing.

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: almost 2 years

    Favorite Posts:loved the food songs.

    I Wish You’d Do More:video posts.

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Bo bun.(pronounce:bo boon), a typical vietnamese dish with rice vermicelli and beef and the usual bursting flavors of mint, coriander, garlic, fish sauce, roasted peanuts.You’ve loved pho, you will adore bo bun.

    I Wish You’d Review:your neighbours meals

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying : spring rolls

    Anything Else?:happy new year!

  15. Name: Joy

    Age: 25

    Gender: Female

    Location: Sydney, Australia

    How You Discovered The Site: recommendation from Google Reader, I think

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: I can’t remember, a few months?

    Favorite Post: I can’t pick a favourite, but I do love reading the restaurant reviews as I live in Australia and will probably never visit them, so I get to read how America eats! I also love when you cook and experiment, and the personal aspects of your posts, about your friends and travels.

    I Wish You’d Do More: recipe demonstrations, of recipes I’d probably be a bit too intimidated to attempt myself otherwise!

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: your choice, but I do love baking

    I Wish You’d Review:

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying mangoes:

    Anything Else?: The best thing about food is eating it with the people you love, and your blog communicates that beautifully!

  16. Name: Kush

    Age: 19

    Gender: Male

    Location: London. UK

    How You Discovered The Site: Google Reader

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: 3 weeks

    Favorite Post: Fried Chicken & Greens

    I Wish You’d Do More: Chicken Dishes

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Lamb (not read very long)

    I Wish You’d Review: Other sites in major cities around the world

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: Sporks

    Anything Else?: Thanks for the well timed posts on food and etc.

  17. Name:Mar

    Age: 34

    Gender:Female

    Location:Barcelona, Spain

    How You Discovered The Site: I came across the “How to make your food blog popular” post.

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: Over a year Favorite Post: Can’t choose for the life of me

    I Wish You’d Do More: Travelling, specially overseas!!!

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Anything you feel like eating (except for celery)

    I Wish You’d Review: more foodie books

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: Cheese

    Anything Else?: Sometimes I have to stifle my laughter while I read you at work… And I’m not always succesful.

  18. Name:Mar

    Age: 34

    Gender:Female

    Location:Barcelona, Spain

    How You Discovered The Site: I came across the “How to make your food blog popular” post.

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: Over a year Favorite Post: Can’t choose for the life of me

    I Wish You’d Do More: Travelling, specially overseas!!!

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Anything you feel like eating (except for celery)

    I Wish You’d Review: more foodie books

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: Cheese

    Anything Else?: Sometimes I have to stifle my laughter while I read you at work… And I’m not always succesful.

  19. Name: Lito

    Age: 35

    Gender: M

    Location: NY

    How You Discovered The Site: Google

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: 1 year

    Favorite Post: Pumpkin Parfait

    I Wish You’d Do More: Recipes

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Tripe Stew

    I Wish You’d Review: El Quinto Pino

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: Pigs

    Anything Else?: Nope. Keep doing what you’re doing.

  20. Name: Rosa

    Age: 29

    Gender: Not a big fan of the binary gender concept, but I guess I’m on the female side. Just.

    Location: Munich, Germany.

    How You Discovered The Site: Followed a link from Chocolate & Zucchini about 3 1/2 years ago

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: For 3 1/2 years.

    Favorite Post: I love the comics.

    I Wish You’d Do More: Er, comics?

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: I’m with the tripe stew suggestion.

    I Wish You’d Review: A German / Austrian restaurant.

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: Cauliflower.

    Anything Else?: Love your blog!

  21. Name: Caree

    Age:27

    Gender: F

    Location: Gulfport, MS

    How You Discovered The Site: who knows?

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: I started reading right before you left Atlanta

    Favorite Post: probably the breadmaking post- since you posted my lovely mug!

    I Wish You’d Do More: comic strip posts/what happened to wednesday videos?/anything with you singing and ticklin the ivories! hilarious! ;)

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: maybe try a regional dish everyweek- start with the south and fried soft shell crab (if you can get some fresh ones); I think it will be the next quail egg/steak tartare!

    I Wish You’d Review: ditto the specialty store/online store, or maybe a new fad in food (such as all this silly ‘green’ business!)(see last months’ Bon Appetite)

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: toasters

    Anything Else?: I read yo site first thing, everyday. Makes the drudgery of goverment work ~somewhat~ tolerable! Keep on keepin’ on!

  22. Name: Caree

    Age:27

    Gender: F

    Location: Gulfport, MS

    How You Discovered The Site: who knows?

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: I started reading right before you left Atlanta

    Favorite Post: probably the breadmaking post- since you posted my lovely mug!

    I Wish You’d Do More: comic strip posts/what happened to wednesday videos?/anything with you singing and ticklin the ivories! hilarious! ;)

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: maybe try a regional dish everyweek- start with the south and fried soft shell crab (if you can get some fresh ones); I think it will be the next quail egg/steak tartare!

    I Wish You’d Review: ditto the specialty store/online store, or maybe a new fad in food (such as all this silly ‘green’ business!)(see last months’ Bon Appetite)

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: toasters

    Anything Else?: I read yo site first thing, everyday. Makes the drudgery of goverment work ~somewhat~ tolerable! Keep on keepin’ on!

  23. Name: Wendy

    Age: 32

    Gender: Female

    Location: York, Pennsyltucky

    How You Discovered The Site: On my Google Reader…and I’ve been hooked ever since!

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: Hmmm…about a year.

    Favorite Post: The Lobster Roll post.

    I Wish You’d Do More: Wouldn’t change a thing.

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: A hog maw…no really…why are you laughing?

    I Wish You’d Review: Other cook books.

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: mushrooms

    Anything Else?: Love, love, love your site! So glad I found it.

  24. Name: Katie

    Age: 26

    Gender: F

    Location: Glasgow, UK

    How You Discovered The Site: goggling “best food blogs”

    How Long You’ve Been Reading:1 year

    Favorite Post: ones with comic strips

    I Wish You’d Do More: comic strips

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: A balanced, three course meal so unique that I couldn’t possibly dream it up, and yet I could assemble it easily at home with my almost barren cupboard and a limp wasteland of forgotten vegetables.

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying Squid. Many species.

  25. Name: Brenda

    Age: 42

    Gender: F

    Location: Atlanta, Georgia

    How I discovered you: Through food writer at AJC

    How Long reading: 4 years

    Favorite Post: I’m partial to posts with your parents-loved the Greece trip

    Attempt to cook: I’m scared of cooking seafood. You do it first.

    Thanks Adam. I’ve enjoyed spectating on your life. Come back to Atlanta soon. We should have a AG meetup near Emory.

  26. Name: Carmen

    Age: 24

    Gender: F

    Location: Washington, D.C.

    How You Discovered The Site: From Chocolate & Zucchini, the first food blog I ever started reading.

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: About 3 years, I think .. I also went back and read every single post archived, so I haven’t missed anything!

    Favorite Post: Hard to say .. I did like the one about your trip to Maine b/c it inspired me to go on my own trip to Maine and eat lobster rolls and fried clams.

    I Wish You’d Do More: Recipes

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Asian food

    I Wish You’d Review: Restaurants in D.C. :)

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: sushi

    Anything Else?: I love the site and always look forward to new posts. Also loved your book.

  27. Name: Amber

    Age: 30

    Gender: Female

    Location: Austin, TX

    How You Discovered The Site: I ran across your recipe for dates with bacon and cheese.

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: A few months

    Favorite Post: The tasting strips

    I Wish You’d Do More: I just love it all

    I Wish You’d Review: Something in Austin

    Anything Else?: I love the blog. The blog made me buy the book. The book made me buy two more copies for friends. Keep it up!

  28. Name: Mary

    Age: 18

    Gender: Guess.

    Location: Los Angeles

    How You Discovered The Site: It was linked on another foodblog. Slashfood, maybe? When I found it, I realized that I’d seen your post about the Janet Jackson breast cupcakes before. It was exciting.

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: About 8-ish months. Maybe longer.

    Favorite Post: I really can’t choose. I love when you review restaurants, and I have fun reading your recipes. Maybe finding out you had a book coming out?

    I Wish You’d Do More: Food experiements? Try going vegan for a few days.

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Indian food- baigan bharta is the best.

    I Wish You’d Review: The Pump Energy Food- It’s one of my favorite places in New York. Also, Zen Palate is good. Come to LA and do Real Food Daily too.

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: Dumplings!

    Anything Else?: You make me happy when I’m having a terrible day. Just FYI. :)

  29. Name: Sarah

    Age: 30

    Gender: Girl

    Location: Cleveland, OH

    How You Discovered The Site: Chocolate and Zucchini

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: 3 years

    Favorite Post: vacations, the Greece cruise was my favorite

    I Wish You’d Do More: Recipe reviews

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Haggis (just kidding!)

    I Wish You’d Review: the hydroponic herb garden

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: swiss cheese

    Anything Else?: I love your blog, it inspired my husband and I to start our own food blog. Also through your blog I have learned more about the restaurant scene in NYC than my Aunt and Uncle who have lived in Manhattan for over 30 years!

  30. Name: Sarah

    Age: 30

    Gender: Girl

    Location: Cleveland, OH

    How You Discovered The Site: Chocolate and Zucchini

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: 3 years

    Favorite Post: vacations, the Greece cruise was my favorite

    I Wish You’d Do More: Recipe reviews

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Haggis (just kidding!)

    I Wish You’d Review: the hydroponic herb garden

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: swiss cheese

    Anything Else?: I love your blog, it inspired my husband and I to start our own food blog.

  31. Name: Kim T.

    Age: 34

    Gender: Female

    Location: Natick, MA

    How You Discovered The Site: Google Food Blog Recommendation

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: 3 Months

    Favorite Post: The post about The Crab Shack in Maine (I’m from Maine originally and have been to that place!)

    I Wish You’d Do More: Travel restaurant reviews- I love them!

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Hmm, you seem to cook lots of things, so not sure what else to suggest!

    I Wish You’d Review: Boston Restaurants – please do if you’re ever in town!

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: I agree with all the other Cheese entries! :)

    Anything Else?: Not really – I’m a relative newbie to the blog and to cooking/food in general. However, I find myself increasingly obsessed with the topic so I really enjoy reading this blog. I know I have never commented (this is my first!), but I prefer to lurk than join in the masses. :) Thanks so much!

  32. Name: Bostjan

    Age: 35

    Gender: this is a man’s world

    Location: ljubljana, slovenia

    How You Discovered The Site: linked from another blog

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: 29 years, this blog for two years

    Favorite Post: why french people don’t get cold – pot au feu

    I Wish You’d Do More: essays

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: produce sausage from scratch (with mandatory comics dazu)

    I Wish You’d Review: my blog

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: cakes

    Anything Else?: nope … keep rockin’!

  33. Name: Malini

    Age: 29

    Gender: Woman

    Location: India-in Asia near Sri Lanka

    How You Discovered The Site: From another food blog-forgetting the name!

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: 6 months

    Favorite Post: Alice Waters appreance on The view, review of Le Cirque

    I Wish You’d Do More: Detailed dessert reviews and demos

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Pierre Herme’s desserts

    I Wish You’d Review: Chocolatiers in New York

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: Pickles, Curry!

    Anything Else?: Never lose the humor

  34. Name: Nathan

    Age: 26

    Gender: Male

    Location: South Dakota

    How You Discovered The Site: Link from Next Iron Chef site

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: about 3-4 months

    Favorite Post: Anything about you cooking (reminds me when I cook for friends)

    I Wish You’d Do More: I prefer more recipes

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: grill/barbeque

    I Wish You’d Review:

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___:

    Anything Else?:

  35. Name: Jessica

    Age: 29

    Gender: Do you know any guys named Jessica?

    Location: Orlando, FL

    How You Discovered The Site: Ruhlman

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: about 6 months

    Favorite Post: discovering Pho

    I Wish You’d Do More: Spanish food…I’m learning from my co-workers the art of Puerto Rican cooking.

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Dolma, a middle eastern dish my father in law makes.

    I Wish You’d Review: Something in Orlando when you make the trip down here. Better yet, come out to eat at Victoria and Alberts with Craig! We’ll do Disney. LOL!

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: Pigs, of course

    Anything Else?: I love your website and have only a couple pages left of your book to read. I swear I just started it yesterday. Can you write another one, please?

  36. Name:Sil

    Age:32

    Gender:female

    Location:Argentina

    How You Discovered The Site:I really don’t remember

    How Long You’ve Been Reading:3 years maybe

    Favorite Post:the ones your mum is in

    I Wish You’d Do More: nothing in particular

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: more desserts

    I Wish You’d Review: I’m not a big fan of reviews since I live so far.

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: mmm cakes?

    Anything Else?: Yes, I love you… no… really…will you read ALL this stuff we write here??

  37. Name: Caro

    Age: 50 (doesn’t seem like it)

    Gender: lady (not of the evening variety)

    Location: Silver Spring, MD

    How You Discovered The Site: surfing

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: 6 months

    Favorite Post: The New Amateur Gourmet post introducing the new layout and paying homage to Leah and Ben with great food; also the new Seattle post a few days ago, because I’ll be there this summer.

    I Wish You’d Do More: Travel reviews

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: dolmeh (Persian style)

    I Wish You’d Review: reviews of restaurants in the Washington, DC area (you know…politics and food)

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: salt pigs

    Anything Else?: I love your sense of humor, so I love your blog. I also love that we get to peek into your personal life with friends and loved ones. It humanizes you.

  38. Name:Cristi

    Age:30

    Gender:female

    Location:Panama City, Panama

    How You Discovered The Site:surfing the web

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: for a long time, since you initially moved to New York.

    Favorite Post: I don’t have an absolute favorite, but I think I prefer the written posts to the more artistic ones because I enjoy reading your material and love watching the different pictures as the recipe/dishes unfold.

    I Wish You’d Do More: of what you do, at home recipe reviews and more restaurant reviews

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: more cheese oriented recipes, empanadas filled with cheese? but baked not fried : )

    I Wish You’d Review: Crispos in NY/ Il Bulli(some day!!!)

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying: cheese/ravioli? (can you tell I love cheese?)

    Anything Else?:I love your site. Keep the posts coming : )

  39. Name: Koren

    Age: 26

    Gender: Female

    Location: Brooklyn

    How You Discovered The Site: Not sure, probably a link from another food blog

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: 6 mo. or so

    Favorite Post: So many!

    I Wish You’d Do More: I love all your cooking adventures, also loved the memoir-ish piece about the bagel shop in Florida

    I Wish You’d Review: more restaurants in Brooklyn (I’m selfish ; )

    Anything Else: I love your sense of humor and find there is actually a lot of sweetness underneath it. Your blog makes me laugh and is also heartwarming! Your approach to food as a way to connect to people is apparent in the blog, and your book.

  40. Name: Jenni

    Age: 31

    Gender: female

    Location: DFW area, Texas

    How You Discovered The Site: can’t remember….a link from somewhere

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: several months?

    Favorite Post: I just love reading about your adventures….there are no favorites

    I Wish You’d Do More: occasional basic, quick meals (the gourmet stuff is fun, but a bit daunting for some)

  41. Name: Gwen

    Age: 33

    Gender: Female

    Location: Chicago

    How I Discovered This Site: An article in the New York Times

    How Long I’ve Been Reading: 3 years & a few months

    Favorite Post: Anything with Pancetta. (I miss her). Also your post about the Bagel shop in Florida, the comic book-style posts, any posts with your family, friends & Craig, and the descriptions of your travels.

    I Wish You’d Do More: Videos & Comic book posts!!!

    I Wish You’d Attempt to Cook: Cassoulet & Beef Bourguignon. (I’m on a French kick!)

    I Wish You’d Review: Alinea in Chicago

    Anything Else? YOU ROCK! Thanks for all your hard work & inspiration. You have inspired me to really explore my love for cooking.

  42. Name:Ani

    Age:23

    Gender:Female

    Location:Brooklyn

    How You Discovered The Site: Search Engine (looking for recipes)

    How Long You’ve Been Reading:1 year +

    Favorite Post: The Maine Post

    I Wish You’d Do More:Restaurant Reviews (even though I know you’re now kinda against them)

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Sushi & Tempura

    I Wish You’d Review: Rosewater (Brooklyn)

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: Ovens

    Anything Else?: Keep writing!

  43. Name:Ani

    Age:23

    Gender:Female

    Location:Brooklyn

    How You Discovered The Site: Search Engine (looking for recipes)

    How Long You’ve Been Reading:1 year +

    Favorite Post: The Maine Post

    I Wish You’d Do More:Restaurant Reviews (even though I know you’re now kinda against them)

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Sushi & Tempura

    I Wish You’d Review: Rosewater (Brooklyn)

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: Ovens

    Anything Else?: Keep writing!

  44. Name: Molly

    Age: 27

    Gender: F

    Location: Rochester MN

    How you Discovered the Site: I searched for muffin recipes with raisin puree as a main ingredient

    How long reading: about 8 months

    Favorite Post: Froyo song, thanksgiving 2007, the recent christmas post, homemade recipes like your famous chicken and potatoes, the braised pork and yummy things you try at home.

    I wish you’d do more/ try to cook more: home meal experiments, try more desserts and bread maker recipes, more braising, more meat! I like the stuff you make more than your reviews, though those are fine too, just that I don’t live in NY.

    I wish you’d review: food that we can get on the interweb…gourmet cheeses, chocolates,dare I say hot sauce? pick one ingredient and tell us what you think about the brands anyone can get at Whole Foods or trader joes…various gourmet catalogues (like Pittman and David, American Spoon), restaurants in other cities?

    Anything else: ps thanks for your review of Chez Pannise. It felt like I was there.

  45. Name:Ani

    Age:23

    Gender:Female

    Location:Brooklyn

    How You Discovered The Site: Search Engine (looking for recipes)

    How Long You’ve Been Reading:1 year +

    Favorite Post: The Maine Post

    I Wish You’d Do More:Restaurant Reviews (even though I know you’re now kinda against them)

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Sushi & Tempura

    I Wish You’d Review: Rosewater (Brooklyn)

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: Ovens

    Anything Else?: Keep writing!

  46. Name: Stacy

    Age: 25

    Gender: Female

    Locaton: NYC

    How I Discovered this Site: Google Reader

    How Long I’ve been reading: 4 months

    Favourite Posts: Florida Bagel Store & Chumus and Pita

    I Wish You’d Do More: Quick and Simple (stuff I can try at home)and generally more cooking at home, I don’t enjoy the restauraunt reviews as much.

    I Wish You’d Attempt: Risotto

    I Wish You’d Review: More Cookbooks, I haven’t gotten my hands on Jessica Seinfeld’s but I’d love to hear your take on something like that.

    I’d like to see a banner with: Flying Cheese

    Anything Else: I am a first time commenter, but I LOVE this blog. Your quirky sense of humor puts a smile on my face.

  47. Name: Betsy

    Age: 25

    Gender: F

    Location: Chicago

    How You Discovered The Site: Google Reader

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: 2-3 Years

    Favorite Post: I love the Thanksgiving ones

    I Wish You’d Do More: Cooking with seasonal produce

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: more soup and more vegetables

    I Wish You’d Review: somewhere in Chicago

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying: Roasted chickens

    Anything Else?: I do love this site… I love the stories than accompany each restaurant or recipe attempt! It makes me feel like I’m a guest at the table.

  48. Name: Maria

    Age: 32

    Gender: F

    Location: Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

    How You Discovered The Site: looking for a recipe

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: 1 year + i’m a member of your facebook group

    Favorite Post: can’t tell. Love your funny touch in all the posts

    I Wish You’d Do More: recepies

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: french onion soup

    I Wish You’d Review: japanese food

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: Apple Pies

    Anything Else?: Keep up the good work.

  49. Name: Dani

    Age:21

    Gender:F

    Location: Bronx, NY

    How You Discovered The Site: 101 Cookbooks

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: about 4 months

    Favorite Post: The frozen yogurt song

    I Wish You’d Do More: Songs about frozen dairy products

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook:Since I’m rather new to the site, I will probably suggest something already done

    I Wish You’d Review: more Arthur Avenue! (But only because I live there)

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: Pasta

    Anything Else?:

  50. Name: Dani

    Age:21

    Gender:F

    Location: Bronx, NY

    How You Discovered The Site: 101 Cookbooks

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: about 4 months

    Favorite Post: The frozen yogurt song

    I Wish You’d Do More: Songs about frozen dairy products

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook:Since I’m rather new to the site, I will probably suggest something already done

    I Wish You’d Review: more Arthur Avenue! (But only because I live there)

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: Pasta

    Anything Else?:

  51. Name: Danny

    Age: 25

    Gender: male

    Location: New York

    How You Discovered The Site: Through one of those blog award type of sites. It was a long time ago though..

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: 2 years

    Favorite Post: The first comic book styled post you did.

    I Wish You’d Do More: Review places in Brooklyn

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: more desserts

    I Wish You’d Review: a bakery in Brooklyn

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: unicorns

  52. Name: Celeste

    Age: 24

    Gender: F

    Location: Texas

    How You Discovered The Site: A link from 101 Cookbooks.

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: Several months now.

    Favorite Post: Your recipe for Chicken with 40 cloves of Garlic, inspiring :)

    I Wish You’d Do More:Desserts

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook:Central American Food

    and other ethnic foods.

    I Wish You’d Review:Restaurants in places that aren’t known for good food. Go out there and review restaurants in places other than California, and New York, even Chicago! Please find good food for the rest of us!

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying: Wine Bottles

    Anything Else?: I love your site, keep up the good work! It’s very inspiring, and I’m glad to have found someone that thinks cooking is relaxing and not a chore!

  53. Name: Lauren

    Age: 21

    Gender: F

    Location: Port Saint Lucie, FL

    How You Discovered The Site: I think Google Reader

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: About 6 months?

    Favorite Post: Probably the one detailing your Kennebunk adventures. I went there not even a week afterwards and saw the Clam Shack and the Flaming Gourmet and freaked out because I was like “I KNOW THIS! KIND OF!”

    I Wish You’d Do More: posts, it seems to have slowed down a little! I love the cooking at home stuff, you always make it seem so simple and then I do it and it’s always amazing but not often as simple.

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: I love baking and casseroles, so that’d be awesome. Your chocolate chip cookie recipe (well, Martha’s) made all of my friends think I’m cool.

    I Wish You’d Review: some more stuff in South Florida!! I love those posts!

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: Chefs. With wings, or jetpacks!

    Anything Else?: I adore the blog, and the fact that you’re from the Rat’s Mouth, home of my university!

  54. Name: Becky

    Age: 26

    Gender: female

    Location: Dallas, Texas

    How You Discovered The Site: Can’t remember, probably found it through another blog

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: little more than a year maybe

    Favorite Post: I love the posts of recipes and dinner parties

    I Wish You’d Do More: no idea, sorry

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: lefse

    I Wish You’d Review: No idea, don’t live in NY

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: crabs

    Anything Else?:

  55. Name: Karen

    Age: 25

    Gender: Female

    Location: Utrecht, the Netherlands

    How You Discovered The Site: Extentsive use of google

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: About a year

    Favorite Post: The one with the truffles *drool*

    I Wish You’d Do More: obscure cooking techniques (mostly because I’m too chicken to try them…)

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Britney Spears. Ha! Me so funny… ;-)

    I Wish You’d Review: Not really at home in the NY restaurant scene, sorry.

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: Fish.

    Anything Else?:

  56. Age: 19

    Gender: Female

    Location: Chicago/Washington DC (school/home)

    How You Discovered The Site: Through another food blog, but I forget which

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: about 6 months

    Favorite Post: I LOVE the videos where you use eggs to act out songs from musical theater. I showed all my friends, and they thought I was crazy for knowing about it (and probably for reading so many food blogs, but thats another story), but that you were crazier (crazy/brilliant, naturally)

    I Wish You’d Do More: funny videos in general

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: gnocchi again…it’s probably the one thing I’ve tried to make and totally failed at

    I Wish You’d Review: Well, I don’t live in New York, so probably I’d say just keep up the reviewing in other cities

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: Buddha’s Hand Lemon http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y78/janecoffee/DSCN5407Small.jpg

    Anything Else?:Not really. Keep up the great work!

  57. Name: Chantalle Draycott

    Age: 21

    Gender: Female

    Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    How You Discovered The Site: Google Reader Food Blog Bundle

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: About 6 months

    Favorite Post: The Roast Chicken Video Blog. Made that recipe, so much fun

    I Wish You’d Do More: Video Blogs. I know they’re time consuming and tough to make, but they really diversify the media that you use, and ultimately create a more visually “intoxifying” blog. Instead of writing about people’s reactions to food, you can actually capture them in video.

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: I’d like to see either video or a slide show of how to shuck an oyster, or getting someone to teach you how to do so if you don’t already know. Also, I think doing something with sea urchins might be fun. They’re delicious.

    I Wish You’d Review: On a slummy, small unexpecting restaurant or food stand a la Anthony Bourdain.

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: California Rolls.

    Anything Else?: By far my favourite food blog that I read (out of about ten). you keep it interesting and really involve your audience. I like how you don’t just focus on the food, but also the social atmosphere that surrounds the food. You don’t just write about food, you tell a story about it, which says a lot about who you are as a foodie, gourmet and a writer.

  58. Name: Amanda

    Age: 23

    Gender: Female

    Location:

    Germany, at present, but usually New England

    How You Discovered The Site:

    Google Reader suggested it to me

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: 3 months

    Favorite Post: Holiday Comics

    I Wish You’d Do More: Quirky fun things to make

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook:

    -Make your own bavarian sausage, pretzels, and mustard (I’m in Germany, remember, so this is a relevant enigma for me)

    I Wish You’d Review:

    ‘The Coffee Hop’ in Oxford MA, preferably their breakfast menu

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: Giraffes

    Anything Else?:

    Keep it up, you are a pleasure to read.

  59. Name: Beth

    Age: 37

    Gender: Female

    Location: South Carolina

    How You Discovered The Site: Don’t remember – probably a link from another food blog

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: Quite a while – 2 – 3 years at least

    Favorite Post: where you talked about making the white-bean, sun-dried tomato pasta because I love that dish

    I Wish You’d Do More: dinner parties with reviews

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: hmm. . .more seafood, maybe? have you done pie crust?

    I Wish You’d Review: doesn’t matter – enjoy the reviews but they aren’t critical to me

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: Pigs?

    Anything Else?: Love this site – it’s one of my favorite cooking blogs

  60. Name: Dave

    Age:24

    Gender:Male

    Location:Mukwonago, WI

    How You Discovered The Site: Google Reader

    How Long You’ve Been Reading:9 months

    Favorite Post: I like a lot of them. Even though it’s not your stuff I like the Christopher Walken roasting a chicken post.

    I Wish You’d Do More: Spanish and Moroccan cooking.

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: see the above comment.

    I Wish You’d Review: Anything from Wisconsin

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___:Fish

    Anything Else?:Keep up the good work.

  61. Name: Shannon

    Age: 27

    Gender: F

    Location: Near Seattle, WA

    How You Discovered The Site: Hmmm, a few months perhaps?

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: Same

    Favorite Post: The one where you met the food critic, oh, and the bagel shop in Florida

    I Wish You’d Do More: Mexican food

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: I think you are doing a fine job

    I Wish You’d Review: Like I have time for restaurants, I have two young kids. Maybe kitchenware or such?

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: Hippos and octopus, per my daughter

    Anything Else?: Love the site.

  62. Name: Skylar

    Age: 29

    Gender: girl

    Location: Long Beach CA

    How You Discovered The Site: from another site

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: 2 years

    Favorite Post: Thanksgiving 2007

    I Wish You’d Do More: recipe reviews

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: chicken shwarma

    I Wish You’d Review: cookware

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: prosciutto

    Anything Else?: Love your site! And your book too!

  63. Name: one food guy (scott)

    Age: 32

    Gender: male

    Location: Metrowest Boston, MA

    How You Discovered The Site: Don’t remember

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: A year or so

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying toasters

    Anything Else? I too think Seattle is a great city

  64. Name: one food guy (scott)

    Age: 32

    Gender: male

    Location: Metrowest Boston, MA

    How You Discovered The Site: Don’t remember

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: A year or so

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying toasters

    Anything Else? I too think Seattle is a great city

  65. (nick)Name: Miss Squirrel

    Age: 27

    Gender: Female

    Location: Western Canada

    How You Discovered The Site: link on another food blog (sorry can’t remember which one)

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: about a month

    Favorite Post: Well I haven’t read the archives, so my favourite that you’ve posted in the last month is Where to Eat in Seattle

    I Wish You’d Do More: recipes

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: oh, I don’t care, I’ll find it interesting :)

    I Wish You’d Review: I don’t usually like reviews

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: monkeys

    Anything Else?: Hey, you’re writing the survey, not me!

  66. Name:Em

    Age: 35

    Gender: f

    Location: the OC

    How You Discovered The Site: hmmm, can’t recall

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: maybe a year?

    Favorite Post: condoleeza rice pudding with berries of mass destruction

    I Wish You’d Do More: cooking disucssion, less about your sexual preferences (hetero chefs/ bloggers do NOT talk about their sex partners and proclivities)

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: something other than a roast chicken

    I Wish You’d Review: recipes and cookbooks – not restaurants. Not fond of your restaurant reviews.

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___:

    Anything Else?: clean your kitchen! close ups always look so dirty

  67. Name: Paula

    Age: 24

    Gender: F

    Location: Austin, TX

    How You Discovered The Site: Oh, um, gosh. I don’t remember.

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: About a year.

    Favorite Post: The milk cured pork. I tried it; that shit is sinisterly good.

    I Wish You’d Do More: Recipes? I guess? I don’t live in New York, so the restaurant stuff doesn’t really interest me.

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Oh, whatever.

    I Wish You’d Review: Cookbooks…?

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___:

    Anything Else?: For some reason I couldn’t click on the question above. Let’s go with lobster. Also, check out my cookbook review blog (linked to above) if you get a chance.

  68. Name: Laura

    Age: 32

    Gender: Female

    Location: Suburban, MA

    How You Discovered The Site: Link from another blog

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: 3 months

    Favorite Post: Fried Chicken and Collard Greens

    I Wish You’d Do More: Investigative Journalism

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Osso Bucco

    I Wish You’d Review: restaurants northwest of Boston, MA

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: cookbooks

    Anything Else?: What’s your favorite way to prepare brisket?

  69. Name: Cheryl

    Age: 32

    Gender: Pregnant female

    Location: Calgary, AB

    How You Discovered The Site: google “food blogs”

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: 3 months

    Favorite Post: Best of 2007, because I had not seen the Froyo video before; How to write a Food Blog

    I Wish You’d Do More: Of whatever you want, you got a good thing going

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Ukrainian food (because, as a Ukrainian, I would find that funny)

    I Wish You’d Review: … I don’t live anywhere NY, so it doesn’t matter to me

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying Adams or Craigs___:

    Anything Else?: Don’t get burnt out on us, you are a joy to read

  70. Name: Joanne

    Age: 33

    Gender: Female

    Location: Indiana

    How You Discovered The Site: Link from Epicurious, I think

    How Long You’ve Been Reading:2 years?

    Favorite Post: craig/friends/family posts

    I Wish You’d Do More: cooking at home

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: mexican foods

    I Wish You’d Review: ?? no preference here

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: marshmallows

    Anything Else: love the site and the book (asked for it for Christmas and got it!). your sense of humor, honesty and adventurous spirit are a neverending source of entertainment for me. thanks!

  71. Name:Andrea

    Age:23

    Gender:F

    Location: Dallas

    How You Discovered The Site:??? but I bet I was wasting time at work!

    How Long You’ve Been Reading:year and a half

    Favorite Post: red velvet cake

    I Wish You’d Do More: meals on the fly- bodega beans- yum!

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: more pie ;)

    I Wish You’d Review: Something in Dallas

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: hollow chocolate bunnies that for Easter. Even though you probably don’t celebrate Easter- still really funny. The ears are the best part.

    Anything Else?: Love the new interns, where did they go?

  72. Name: Wendy

    Age: 39

    Gender: F

    Location: Seattle

    How You Discovered The Site: It was mentioned in another food blog I read – I don’t remember which one

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: approx 8 months

    Favorite Post: Ssam Bar Brussels Sprouts (because I thought I could almost taste the food from the awesome photo)

    I Wish You’d Do More: Restaurant reviews

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Jewish food

    I Wish You’d Review: NYC restaurants that tourists should visit

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: fried eggs

    Anything Else?: Keep up the frequent postings!

  73. Age:66

    Gender:Female

    Location: Cape Town South Africa

    How You Discovered The Site:Looking for a Roast Turkey recipe!

    How Long You’ve Been Reading:Since your photoblog for a Turkey recipe!!

    Favorite Post: The inhouse photoblog turkey recipe with your gran and everyone mucking in and concluding with your and your gran doing a duet with piano!

    I Wish You’d Do More: At home cooking/restaurant reviews

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Anything!

    I Wish You’d Review: More restaurants

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying _turkeys__:

    Anything Else?: Love your humour, your family and anything not connected with your book! (Sorry! but that is when you lost it for me!)

    Hugs

  74. Age:66

    Gender:Female

    Location: Cape Town South Africa

    How You Discovered The Site:Looking for a Roast Turkey recipe!

    How Long You’ve Been Reading:Since your photoblog for a Turkey recipe!!

    Favorite Post: The inhouse photoblog turkey recipe with your gran and everyone mucking in and concluding with your and your gran doing a duet with piano!

    I Wish You’d Do More: At home cooking/restaurant reviews

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Anything!

    I Wish You’d Review: More restaurants

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying _turkeys__:

    Anything Else?: Love your humour, your family and anything not connected with your book! (Sorry! but that is when you lost it for me!)

    Hugs – :) Val

  75. Age:66

    Gender:Female

    Location: Cape Town South Africa

    How You Discovered The Site:Looking for a Roast Turkey recipe!

    How Long You’ve Been Reading:Since your photoblog for a Turkey recipe!!

    Favorite Post: The inhouse photoblog turkey recipe with your gran and everyone mucking in and concluding with your and your gran doing a duet with piano!

    I Wish You’d Do More: At home cooking/restaurant reviews

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Anything!

    I Wish You’d Review: More restaurants

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying _turkeys__:

    Anything Else?: Love your humour, your family and anything not connected with your book! (Sorry! but that is when you lost it for me!)

    Hugs – :) Val

  76. Name: Renee

    Age: mid thirties

    Gender: F

    Location: Northern California

    How You Discovered The Site: Hmmm, can’t remember.

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: Since, well, since forever. My god, how long have you been around now? (and by you I of course mean as the AG, not you you)

    Favorite Post: The silly video of Lolita trying to get cat treats from underneath the glass table. For some reason that sticks in my mind :)

    I like a lot of your old posts when you were totally random and hilarious.

    I Wish You’d Do More: More family stuff – I love your posts about going to dinners with your family. Your mom and dad crack me up. I also like the cartoon stuffs.

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: I like Dennis’ suggestion about the NYT recipes.

    I Wish You’d Review: Anything in SF, since I live out here.

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: Foie Gras

    Anything Else?:

  77. Name: Marilyn

    Age: 52

    Gender: F

    Location: Long Island

    How You Discovered The Site: mentioned somewhere- sorry I don’t remember

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: almost from the very beginning- happy anniversary!

    Favorite Post: Chez Pannisse

    I Wish You’d Do More: I love the suggestion about cooking once a week from the NYT recipes on Wednesdays

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: keep on doing whatever interests you

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: artichokes

    Anything Else?: Keep up the frequent postings!

  78. Name:Lara

    Age:40

    Gender:F

    Location:Silicon Valley, CA

    How You Discovered The Site:TNICA

    How Long You’ve Been Reading:4 mos

    Favorite Post:Christmas dinner

    I Wish You’d Do More:cooking

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook:ratatoille and coq au vin

    I Wish You’d Review:more of the food porn books to see if htey’re really usable

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: Potato

    Anything Else?: Keep blogging!

  79. Name: Michelle

    Age: 26

    Gender: Female

    Location: Roanoke, VA

    How You Discovered The Site: Local food blogger Lindsey Nair mentioned how much she loved it in her blog, The Fridge Magnet

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: three months

    Favorite Post: Anything with Lolita

    I Wish You’d Do More: I love to read ones when you try cooking something new

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Homemade cheese (like 30-minute Mozerella at http://www.cheesemaking.com)

    I Wish You’d Review: A cookbook

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying LOLITAS

    Anything Else?:

  80. Name: Phoebe

    Age: 30

    Gender: Female

    Location: Wisconsin

    How You Discovered The Site: link from David Lebovitz’s blog – when you did that video with him at the farmer’s market

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: a few months

    Favorite Post: when the plastic wrap melted into your dinner

    I Wish You’d Do More: cooking at home with recipes, and videos

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: more desserts!

    I Wish You’d Review: cookbooks

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: pie

    Anything Else?: I liked your theme song that was in the David Lebovitz video. My boyfriend and I sing it to eachother when we screw something up in the kitchen (“he’s always messing up, but that’s okaaay…”) and it always gets laughs.

  81. Name: yulinka

    Age: 25

    Gender: female

    Location: Milwaukee, Wis

    How You Discovered The Site: Don’t remember

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: Since summer 2005. In fact, this is the first food blog I ever read.

    Favorite Post: The early cooking posts. All home cooking posts, in general.

    I Wish You’d Do More: Home cooking posts. Especially funny ones.

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: More challenging stuff. Make your own pastry dough, roast a whole fish, etc.

    I Wish You’d Review: NY restaurants, but in an off-beat, entertaining way. Like the Le Cirque and truffle dinner reviews.

    You Should Have A Banner with: Whatever.

    Anything Else?: Your home cooking and restaurant review posts are classic Amateur Gourmet. But the interns dilute your brand.

  82. Name: Jenny

    Age: 31

    Gender: Female

    Location: Austin, TX

    How You Discovered The Site: Through a link on a law blog…

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: Since you were in law school. Four years?

    Favorite Post: Don’t really have one

    I Wish You’d Do More: what you’re doing now

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook:

    I Wish You’d Review: a cookbook? rediculous food trend?

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: kugel

    Anything Else?: Keep up the good work!

  83. Name: Katrina

    Age: 23

    Gender: female

    Location: Seattle

    How You Discovered The Site: through other food blogs linking here

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: since September!

    Favorite Post: I am partial to the recent Seattle writings. Makes me want to go out and explore my own city further.

    I Wish You’d Do More: videos!

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: brunch. I adore anything brunch.

    I Wish You’d Review: cookbooks

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: french toast.

    Anything Else?: I’m the blonde girl in the apron you guys talked to before heading over to Cafe Campagne. Looks like you enjoyed it! I very much enjoy reading your humorous antics. Keep it up, and come check out Cabbages and Kings!

  84. Name: Josh Kramer

    Age: 20

    Gender: M

    Location: Philly/DC/Rome

    How You Discovered The Site: Probably Serious Eats

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: Since summer probably

    Favorite Post: Squash Blossom Serenade

    I Wish You’d Do More:quick recipies

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: more things with good cheeses

    I Wish You’d Review:the bedford cheese shop in williamsburg

  85. Name: Ben

    Age: 44

    Gender: Male

    Location: San Francisco Bay Area

    How You Discovered The Site: I think I read about you in an online article about how food blogs became popular and something about your Janet Jackson cupcakes.

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: Probably for as long as I’ve been blogging, about one year and four months.

    Favorite Post: Wow, you’re expecting me to have a good memory, which I don’t. I just have good warm fuzzy feelings after reading your posts, that I remember.

    I Wish You’d Do More: Put another vote in for comic strip posts. I think they’re fun and funny.

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: I like when you test other people’s recipes and give your critique of it.

    I Wish You’d Review: Anywhere, I just like reading your experiences. And really, I understand that they’re not official “reviews.” I’m over that.

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: Celebrity Chefs (i.e., Mario Batali, Ina Garten, Jamie Oliver, Tyler Florence, Paula Deen, etc. But no Rachel Ray please.)

    Anything Else?: Happy anniversary!

  86. Name: Lauren

    Age: 17

    Gender: Female

    Location: Silicon Valley, California

    How You Discovered The Site: From other food blogs…I kind of went on a food blog rampage a while back.

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: Probably a year and a half

    Favorite Post: Mmm…too hard. Oh, the singing ones.

    I Wish You’d Do More: Singing posts

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: gnocchi!

    I Wish You’d Review: Nobu

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: hams. have you done that already?

    Anything Else?: nope.

  87. Name: Dana

    Age: 18

    Gender: Female

    Location: Long Island, NY/Ann Arbor, MI

    How You Discovered The Site: Googling Babbo reviews (yes, “to google” is now a proper verb)

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: Since June 2006

    Favorite Post: How can I choose a favorite, they’re all great! But I really like the one about Russel Crowe’s apologetic banana-phone cake.

    I Wish You’d Do More: Restaurant reviews… they’re what brought me to your blog, don’t give up on them!

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Uh, I’m a college student. Enough said.

    I Wish You’d Review: Some Long Island restaurants! I love that you’re from O-side. Holla.

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: Easy Mac

    Anything Else?: Nah I’m cool.

  88. Oops, minor error… I misread “I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook” as “I Wish I’d Attempt To Cook.” So I’m going to say… Ice cream! Yes, make more ice cream. Like David Lebovitz.

  89. Oops, minor error… I misread “I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook” as “I Wish I’d Attempt To Cook.” So I’m going to say… Ice cream! Yes, make more ice cream. Like David Lebovitz.

  90. Oops, minor error… I misread “I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook” as “I Wish I’d Attempt To Cook.” So I’m going to say… Ice cream! Yes, make more ice cream. Like David Lebovitz.

  91. Name: Annalynn

    Age: 31

    Gender: Female

    Location: Bay Area, CA

    How You Discovered The Site: Through a friend

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: A month, tops.

    Favorite Post: Your first Christmas

    I Wish You’d Do More: Books and recipes you love

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: using special apparatus.

    I Wish You’d Review: So far, I like what I’ve read.

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: Desserts!

    Anything Else?: Not at the moment.

  92. Name: Alix

    Age: 27

    Gender: Female

    Location: Atlanta

    How You Discovered The Site: From reading your book

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: 2 months

    Favorite Post: new years eve meal

    I Wish You’d Do More: nothing, enjoy reading them as is

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook:

    I Wish You’d Review:

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___:

    Anything Else?: i really enjoyed your book and i’m very glad it led to my discovering the site. keep it up!

  93. Name:rosasharne

    Age:27

    Gender:F

    Location:Crown Heights, Brooklyn

    How You Discovered The Site:David Leibowitz’s book review

    How Long You’ve Been Reading:6 months?

    Favorite Post: Nancy Silverton starter series

    I Wish You’d Do More:recipe blogging

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook:Parisian Macarons (I’ve been struggling with the obsession ever since I innocently tried one day)

    I Wish You’d Review:The Farm on Adderly

  94. Name: Mike

    Age: 27

    Gender: Male

    Location: Upstate NY

    How You Discovered The Site: link from smittenkitchen.com (listed under “Tasty”)

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: about 3 days so far

    Favorite Post: yeah, like I’ve had time to get through enough to have a fav. :o)

    I Wish You’d Do More: I gotta say the vid of you and Craig (I’m assuming that was Craig) and the eggs benedict was campy yet hilarious. I also adore restaurant reviews with pictures of the food where possible.

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Yes. :o)

    I Wish You’d Review: Any place that excites you

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: monkeys, of course.

    Anything Else?: Just wanted to say hi from a newbie. I’ve been surfing food blogs for about 8 or 9 months now and out of the hundreds of blogs I’ve visited, yours is one of only 9 that I actually have bookmarked. Keep on cooking.

  95. Name: Michael

    Age: 36

    Gender: Male

    Location: San Francisco

    How You Discovered The Site: A link from another foodie site

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: Just a couple of months

    Favorite Post: Bagelworks, Boca Raton (hilarious and so vivid)

    I Wish You’d Do More: Posts on cooking techniques

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: More

    I Wish You’d Review: FoodTV. Not just Iron Chef and the like. Who’s better: Giada or Ina? What do you think of Alton Brown? Or do you even watch Food Network?

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: Tomatoes

    Anything Else?: You’re an inspiration (seriously) for those of us who are afraid to touch anything in the kitchen.

  96. Name: Cookie

    Age: 40

    Gender: f

    Location: Manhattan

    How You Discovered The Site: must be a link from another blog

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: a few months

    Favorite Post: none in particular

    I Wish You’d Do More: better photography. Many of the food pictures are not great images.

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: from the farmers market – I like the posts where you buy local seasonal produce and use it in a recipe

    I Wish You’d Review: chefs, cookbooks, no restaurants (sorry this doesn’t work for me)

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: spatulas

    Anything Else?: keep it to the food and prep – don’t let us see the cat in the kitchen!

  97. Name: L.R. Fraser

    Age: 32

    Gender: Female

    Location: Yonkers, New York

    How You Discovered The Site: I bumped in your book on the way out of The Union Square Barnes and Noble. So it was book at first sight and then we learn later you been have an affair with bloggers lol.

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: I guess November 2007

    Favorite Post:

    I Wish You’d Do More: Video cooking demostrations

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: more desserts

    I Wish You’d Review: It would be interesting if you could go to a cook-off like Pillsbury Bake-off or Dunkin Hines competition. That would be surreal and hilarious.

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: saute pans

    Anything Else?: I really enjoyed reading the books. I hope that more books are in your publishing future.

    Thanks!

  98. Name: stephanie tanner

    Age: 25

    Gender: female

    Location: los angeles

    How You Discovered The Site: through someone else’s site, but i cant remember who and likely no longer read their site!

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: since you were in law school. how long ago was that?

    Favorite Post: oatmeal scotchies b/c they are now my go-to cookie recipe and they never fail! but i loooove the restaurant reviews & videos

    I Wish You’d Do More: see above

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: anything! you’ve been so busy!

    I Wish You’d Review: LA restaurants. COME! ill take you out!

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying chefs___:

    Anything Else?: i love your site! u & craig are adorableeeeeeee

    Thanks!

  99. Name: Hillary

    Age: 22

    Gender: Female

    Location: suburbs of Chicago, IL

    How You Discovered The Site: Through reference

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: About 6-7 months (not long enough!) + older archives

    Favorite Post: Ratatouille and Jewish assimilation: https://www.amateurgourmet.com/2007/07/ratatouille_is_.html

    I Wish You’d Do More: stuff that comes from the heart, about your growing up, anything that comes naturally (not that you don’t already)

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: more Jewish foods,

    I Wish You’d Review: more cookbooks!

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: cooking utensils

  100. Name: Vincci

    Age: 21

    Gender: Female

    Location: Montreal, QC

    How You Discovered The Site: I was in the computer lab and someone else was reading it, so I thought I’d check it out too.

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: Umm… somewhere between 2 or 3 years?

    Favorite Post: Oh, I don’t know…they’re all so funny! I liked your eggs benedict video, does that count?

    I Wish You’d Do More: Less involved recipes, so that I can make them too

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Chinese food? Haha, I don’t know, I’m Chinese… OH you should try to make soup dumplings!

    I Wish You’d Review: Restaurants in Canada! You should really come up to the great white north for a visit; I’ll even host you!

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: Craigs… hahaha that’d be so creepy.

    Anything Else?:

  101. Name: Tori

    Age: 24

    Gender: Female

    Location: Cleveland, Oh

    How You Discovered The Site: From Ruhlman’s site

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: About 6 months

    Favorite Post: The plastic Pork Shoulder. An instant classic.

    I Wish You’d Do More: The simple/fast dishes that are still super delish, like the white bean dish or the hummus.

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: More ethnic foods. They can be so intimidating!

    I Wish You’d Review: i like the cooking more than the reviews, since I don’t get to NY too often.

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: Ina Garten heads. Might be a copy right problem though… :)

    Anything Else?: i heart your blog! Keep on keeping on.

  102. Name: Jessica

    Age: 27

    Gender:Female

    Location: Somerville, MA

    How You Discovered The Site:google ads, janet jackson cupcake post

    How Long You’ve Been Reading:6 months

    Favorite Post:Kennebunk Maine

    I Wish You’d Do More: more intern posts, they are hilarious

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: more healthy options

    I Wish You’d Review:

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying Barefoot Contessa:

    Anything Else?: thanks for the link to Orangette

    Thanks!

  103. Name: Jen

    Age: 24

    Gender: F

    Location: Gramercy, NYC

    How You Discovered The Site: via Restaurant Girl, but I also went to elementary school with your brother

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: ~1 year

    Favorite Post: Bagelworks, Boca Raton

    I Wish You’d Do More: Manhattan restaurant reviews!

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: n/a

    I Wish You’d Review: Les Halles

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: n/a

    Anything Else?: Reading your blog cracks me up and I look forward to it every day :) Keep it up

  104. Name: Jennifer Naomi Steinberg

    Age: 42

    Gender: F

    Location: Miami, Florida

    How You Discovered The Site: Link from Ruhlman

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: 1 week

    Favorite Post: Haven’t found the 1 yet; they’re all good

    I Wish You’d Do More: Jewish Soul Food

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Matzo Ball Soup

    I Wish You’d Review: Mary’s Fish Camp

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying Forks:

    Anything Else?: Keep going, love your advice and your “how to”

  105. Name:

    Brucey (Sophie Bruce)

    Age:

    27

    Gender:

    Female

    Location:

    UK (Oxford)

    How You Discovered The Site:

    I think it was through Noodle Pie, which I originally found through Google. But it was long ago and alcohol has raddled my braincells!

    How Long You’ve Been Reading:

    Probably a year and a half?

    Favorite Post:

    The Alain Ducasse truffle meal cartoon. Genius!

    I Wish You’d Do More:

    Eating out and snapping! You don’t as much as you used to and I love dribbling over your yummy meals out.

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook:

    A good old-fashioned English pie, mash and licquor. (Google it!)

    I Wish You’d Review:

    One of the Gordon Ramsey restaurants stateside – he’s a legend over here :o)

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___:

    Full fried breakfasts. Mmmmm.

    Anything Else?:

    Just got your book for Christmas and loving it, especially the chapter with Lisa and the olives! Keep it up AG.

  106. Name: Shirlie

    Age: 31

    Gender: F

    Location: San Antonio, TX

    How You Discovered The Site: My husband showed me the Janet Jackson’s Breast Cupcake post. Hmmm..I wonder what he was googling?

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: ~ 6 mos

    Favorite Post: Thanksgiving 2007

    I Wish You’d Do More: cooking at home for your friends

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Indian food (only if you like it, of course)

    I Wish You’d Review: kitchen equipment?

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: utensils?

    Anything Else?: I enjoy your writing very much. I am sort of glad you aren’t a practicing lawyer because I feel lucky to have your blog in my life. Thanks and keep it up, please!

  107. Name:Brooke

    Age: 36

    Gender:F

    Location:Los Angeles

    How You Discovered The Site:my step mother sent me a link

    How Long You’ve Been Reading:A little more than a year

    Favorite Post:I think I first fell in love with your work when I saw your egg films. I’m pretty partial to your recent post about NY Eve with Orangette

    I Wish You’d Do More:Song and cooking numbers. You always have me laughing and wishing I had thought of that

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook:some more Suzanne Goin recipes.

    I Wish You’d Review:Pizzeria Mozza, LA. I’d love to see you out here!

    Anything Else?: Keep up the great writing, your never flagging sense of humor and filmic masterpieces. You’re an inspiration.

  108. Name:Brooke

    Age: 36

    Gender:F

    Location:Los Angeles

    How You Discovered The Site:my step mother sent me the link to you. Thank god for Tech savvy moms!

    How Long You’ve Been Reading:A little more than a year

    Favorite Post:I think I first fell in love with your work when I saw your egg films. West Side Story with Eggs is one of my favorite short films of the decade. Oh, and I’m pretty partial to your recent post about NY Eve with Orangette.

    I Wish You’d Do More:Song and cooking numbers. You always have me laughing and wishing I had thought of that

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook:some more Suzanne Goin recipes.

    I Wish You’d Review:Pizzeria Mozza, LA. I’d love to see you out here!

    Anything Else?: Keep up the great writing, your never flagging sense of humor and filmic masterpieces. You’re an inspiration.

  109. Name: Erin

    Age: 31

    Gender: Girlie

    Location: San Francisco CA

    How You Discovered The Site: trolling

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: a year or so

    Favorite Post: Food Songs. Hands Down.

    I Wish You’d Do More: Duh. Food Songs.

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: More traditional Jewish food

    I Wish You’d Review: more places outside NYC

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying: latkes

    Anything Else?: More Intern posts! (They were great)

    Thanks!

  110. Name: Kathy

    Age: 24

    Gender: Female

    Location: SF, CA

    How You Discovered The Site: Cousin sent me a link of you making foie a la French Laundry

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: less than a year

    Favorite Post:

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: something crazy from demolition desserts

    I Wish You’d Review: somewhere in SF again!

  111. Name: Kate

    Age: 26

    Gender: F

    Location: England (formerly NYC)

    How You Discovered The Site: NY Times, I think

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: about 4 months

    Favorite Post: The Best of 2007 (loved the FroYo)

    I Wish You’d Do More: cooking at home for just you and Craig

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: bagels (they’re not hard!)

    I Wish You’d Review: Comfort Diner or various cheap Chinese places

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: kitchenaid mixers

    Anything Else?: Love the site!

  112. Name:Naomi

    Age:A whopping 40 years old =)

    Gender:Female

    Location:Madison, Wisconsin

    How You Discovered The Site: A write up on another site, I think. I can’t remember

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: about a year and 1/2

    Favorite Post: Anything you write about dinners out with your mom.

    I Wish You’d Do More: Reviews

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Beef Stroganoff or Rouladen – I love both of those

    I Wish You’d Review: Anything more in Seattle – I love that city!!!

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: All of the Iron Chef’s – LOL!!

    Anything Else?: I so look forward to reading your site daily – it really picks me up. Keep it up!

  113. Name: Syd

    Age: 31

    Gender: Female

    Location: Pacific North West

    How You Discovered The Site: notmartha.org

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: Less than 6 months

    Favorite Post: Roast Chicken

    I Wish You’d Do More: Videos and How-tos

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: I’ve been happy with your selection.

    I Wish You’d Review: I’m happiest with recipe reviews

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: mini-you’s (pssst, but I use a reader and don’t come to the site much, so whatever you like).

    Anything Else?: I think you have a great site and I’ve read a lot of good stuff over the last couple of months, keep it up.

  114. Name: Nancy

    Age: 30

    Gender: F

    Location: Boston

    How You Discovered The Site: General food blog reading

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: 3 years or more

    Favorite Post: The “food walk” with Calvin Trilling – I have wanted to do that for years.

    I Wish You’d Do More: Restaurant Reviews – I know why you stopped, but I enjoyed them.

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: A Good Mole Sauce (or some other form of traditional Mexican cooking)

    I Wish You’d Review: Anyplace in Boston

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: Craigs.

    Anything Else?:

  115. Name: Nancy

    Age: 30

    Gender: F

    Location: Boston

    How You Discovered The Site: General food blog reading

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: 3 years or more

    Favorite Post: The “food walk” with Calvin Trilling – I have wanted to do that for years.

    I Wish You’d Do More: Restaurant Reviews – I know why you stopped, but I enjoyed them.

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: A Good Mole Sauce (or some other form of traditional Mexican cooking)

    I Wish You’d Review: Anyplace in Boston

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: Craigs.

    Anything Else?:

  116. Name: Michael

    Age: 25

    Gender: Male

    Location: Sydney, Australia

    How You Discovered The Site: Randomly, I like food blogs

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: 8 odd months

    Favorite Post:

    I Wish You’d Do More: Videos

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Pierre Herme desserts, pastries, chocolate kouglof, google ‘food safari sbs’ for lots of good ideas especially the pro chefs.

    I Wish You’d Review: Australian chefs, happy to suggest the best books :)

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying :

    Anything Else?: hmm am I one of the only young guy who reads your blog?!

  117. Name: Brian Vincent Salvatore

    Age: 25

    Gender: Male

    Location: Pompton Lakes, NJ

    How You Discovered The Site: Via Google Reader

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: 6 months?

    Favorite Post: Any of the recipes but especially the hot bodega beans

    I Wish You’d Do More: Recipes

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: A good, spicy dish – i mean REAL spicy

    I Wish You’d Review: I’m happy w/ the reviews

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: Me?

    Anything Else?: Keep up the great work.

  118. Name: Judy

    Age: 47

    Gender: female

    Location: Toronto, Canada

    How You Discovered The Site: that information is lost in the mists of time

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: a couple of years, Craig was an un-named presence

    Favorite Post: manly burger vs dainty burger

    I Wish You’d Do More: cartoons

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: an interesting stew

    I Wish You’d Review: cookbooks

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: toes

    Anything Else?: nope

  119. Name: Cat

    Age: 27

    Gender: F

    Location: Texas

    How You Discovered The Site: about a year

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: ditto

    Favorite Post: thanksgiving

    I Wish You’d Do More: recipes

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Cheddar Ale Soup

    I Wish You’d Review: dont know, dont live in NY

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___:

    Anything Else?: Love the site

  120. Name: Martee

    Age: 42

    Gender: Female

    Location: California

    How You Discovered The Site: surfing for recipe blogs

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: 3 yrs

    Favorite Post: the video post series, all of them

    I Wish You’d Do More: origial recipes

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: mexian food

    I Wish You’d Review:

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying _lizard_:

    Anything Else?: Love the blog and all the personal stories, and love the kitty cat to.

  121. Name: Karen

    Age: 50 (glad to see I’m not the oldest reader to your site!)

    Gender: Female

    Location: New York

    How You Discovered The Site: linked from Orangette (we LOVE Molly, too!)

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: 1 year

    Favorite Post: This most recent Where to Eat in Seattle post. I just moved back East from Seattle this fall…it made me feel very nostalgic!

    I Wish You’d Do More:

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: traditional Mexican (I’m a little intimidated by all the ingredients in so many recipes.)

    I Wish You’d Review: any of the great little places out in the boroughs

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___:

    Anything Else?:

  122. Name: Brian

    Age: 38

    Gender: Male

    Location: Phoenix, AZ

    How You Discovered The Site: link to the Janet Jackson cupcakes from littleyellowdifferent.com

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: Feb. 2004

    Favorite Post: Öko & The Fro-Yo Song

    I Wish You’d Do More: Songs!

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Soul Food

    I Wish You’d Review: Cookware & Utensils

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: Challah

    Anything Else?: Keep up the amazing work. You are doing a great job.

  123. Name: Marie

    Age: 21

    Gender: femme

    Location: Memphis TN

    How You Discovered The Site: Google Search?

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: Oh, bout 3 months

    Favorite Post: oven-fried chicken & collard greens (I’m from Italy but am dating a local Memphian — so this recipe was very useful for me to woo him :) )

    I Wish You’d Do More: Recipes in general!

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Some pine nut, sun-dried tomato, pesto muffins, from 101 cookbooks. I attempted the recipe once and they just didn’t come out as good as I was expecting. I’d like to see what you can do with them!

    I Wish You’d Review: Somewhere on Long Island? I’m going to NY (for the first time!) in Nov. so I need some referrals.

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: cupids, for Valentines Day.

    Anything Else?: Long time reader, first time poster. I LOVE your blogsite — I’ve recently referred a few other food-obsessors here, so hopefully your daily stats will go up even more! And congrats on 4 yrs!

  124. Name: Marie

    Age: 21

    Gender: femme

    Location: Memphis TN

    How You Discovered The Site: Google Search?

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: Oh, bout 3 months

    Favorite Post: oven-fried chicken & collard greens (I’m from Italy but am dating a local Memphian — so this recipe was very useful for me to woo him :) )

    I Wish You’d Do More: Recipes in general!

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Some pine nut, sun-dried tomato, pesto muffins, from 101 cookbooks. I attempted the recipe once and they just didn’t come out as good as I was expecting. I’d like to see what you can do with them!

    I Wish You’d Review: Somewhere on Long Island? I’m going to NY (for the first time!) in Nov. so I need some referrals.

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: cupids, for Valentines Day.

    Anything Else?: Long time reader, first time poster. I LOVE your blogsite — I’ve recently referred a few other food-obsessors here, so hopefully your daily stats will go up even more! And congrats on 4 yrs!

  125. Name: Allison

    Age: 30

    Gender: F

    Location: Ontario, Canada

    How You Discovered The Site: link from another blog, I think it was C&Z

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: 6 months

    Favorite Post:

    I Wish You’d Do More: pictures with captions, and videos

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: something from Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking

    I Wish You’d Review: cookbooks

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: Monkeys

    Anything Else?: This site makes my work day tolerable…at least I can have a laugh along with you!

  126. Name: Kristi Conley

    Age: 45

    Gender: woman

    Location: Fresno, CA

    How You Discovered The Site: Bought and read your book

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: two months or so

    Favorite Post: supertaster info

    I Wish You’d Do More: ??

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Chile Verde

    I Wish You’d Review: ??

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying _foods__:

    Anything Else?:

    I get quite a bit of inspiration from your blogs and site. Thanks

  127. Name:Jasmine

    Age:25

    Gender:Female

    Location:Melbourne, Australia

    How You Discovered The Site: Through another food blog

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: one week but I’m hooked!

    Favorite Post: Your Christmas with Craig’s family

    I Wish You’d Do More: You’re perfect!

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Caramelised Leek & Tallegio Tart

    I Wish You’d Review: Flor in Melbourne Australia (my favourite provincial French place)

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: Lolitas

    Anything Else?:I love the variety of your posts and your cooking adventures!

  128. Name: Big Fan

    Age: up there

    Gender: Female

    Location: Hotlanta GA

    How You Discovered The Site: thru Lauren, Adam’s former roommate

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: since site’s birth

    Favorite Post: The Flours

    I Wish You’d Do More: Pancetta

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Full Dim Sum meal

    I Wish You’d Review: Paula Deen

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: rats with winged Lolita chasing them

    Anything Else?: More musical numbers featuring kicking Rockette smores

  129. Laurie, 30, Female, Houston, TX

    Discovered wasting time at work, not sure how.

    Been wasting time at work reading this for 3 yrs.

    Favorite post: I miss Microwave Egg Theater. It rules! Go Lisa’s microwave.

    Wish you’d do more: Duh, Egg Theater.

    Attempt to cook: Hmnn… more ethnic food.

    Reviews: I don’t live in NY so places where we would recognize the chef.

    Banner: Flying animals or objects with people’s faces on them.

    Anything else: Come to Houston, we have great food! You should see if your publishers would send you on promotion trips.

  130. Name: Jill

    Age: 28

    Gender: Female

    Location: Illinois

    How You Discovered The Site: It’s linked to our blog site

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: 2 Months

    Favorite Post: When the plastic melted into the pot – I have had similar things happen when I’ve followed the directions eventhough I thought they sounded bizarre.

    I Wish You’d Do More: Step by step cooking blogs

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: ??

    I Wish You’d Review: More cookbooks – you’ve given me so many ideas for books I would like to have – I already have a Christmas list for next year started!

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: Frozen turkeys

    Anything Else?: I look forward to reading your posts everyday. You have given me so many good ideas and the courage to try to cook things I would have never attempted.

  131. Name: Heather

    Age: 48

    Gender: Female

    Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

    How You Discovered The Site: Bloglines Stats

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: 5 months

    Favorite Post: “Where to Eat in Seattle”

    because I’m goint there for the first time

    in June for a conference.

    I Wish You’d Do More: recipes

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Fennel

    I Wish You’d Review: Restaurants in Canada

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying Forks

    Anything Else?:

  132. Name:Anuttama

    Age:22

    Gender:Female

    Location: NYC

    How You Discovered The Site: Janet Jackson cupcakes!

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: ever since above-mentioned post i.e. years

    Favorite Post: Wow that’s a toughie. My favorite recent post was the one about Lisa being a supertaster. Awesome video!

    I Wish You’d Do More: Trips with your parents (esp. your mom)

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Indian food, Vietnamese food

    I Wish You’d Review: Nothing really. I’m pretty new to New York and your reviews have helped me discover lots of new places.

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: cupcakes

    Anything Else?:You and Craig make a really cute couple.

  133. Name: Brandon

    Age: 29

    Gender: Male

    Location: Idaho

    How You Discovered The Site: I can’t remember.

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: About 8 months.

    Favorite Post: Any of the video posts… or the comic posts.

    I Wish You’d Do More: Books… not that those are quick things to do…

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Anything – I like the variety you have right now.

    I Wish You’d Review: Different types of products used for cooking or restaurants that are on the cheaper side.

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: ?

    Anything Else?: Keep on keeping on! Love the site, love the reviews, love it all.

  134. Name: Brandon

    Age: 29

    Gender: Male

    Location: Idaho

    How You Discovered The Site: I can’t remember.

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: About 8 months.

    Favorite Post: Any of the video posts… or the comic posts.

    I Wish You’d Do More: Books… not that those are quick things to do…

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Anything – I like the variety you have right now.

    I Wish You’d Review: Different types of products used for cooking or restaurants that are on the cheaper side.

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: ?

    Anything Else?: Keep on keeping on! Love the site, love the reviews, love it all.

  135. Name:Rachel

    Age:31

    Gender:girl

    Location:virginia beach, va

    How You Discovered The Site:i don’t recall

    How Long You’ve Been Reading:2.5 years

    Favorite Post: I ahve enjoyed reading them all

    I Wish You’d Do More:videos

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: more fish

    I Wish You’d Review: more resturants

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying knishes:

  136. Name: Susan

    Age: 52

    Gender: F

    Location: Seattle

    How You Discovered The Site: link from another food blog, maybe Orangette (anyone who knows the wonders of Lillet is ok in my book)

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: 3 months?

    Anything Else?: Love the irreverence and humor.

    Thanks!

  137. Name: Julie

    Age: 30

    Gender: Female

    Location: Oakland, CA

    How You Discovered The Site: I don’t remember!

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: Sometime before the JJ cupcake incident

    Favorite Post: I love the turtle ice cream recipe!

    I Wish You’d Do More: Videos with Lolita. I miss seeing her!

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: more seafood

    I Wish You’d Review: ??

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying Lolita!:

    Anything Else?: Just keep it coming.

  138. Name: Joshua Finnie

    Age: 24

    Gender: Male

    Location: Windsor, CT

    How You Discovered The Site: Google

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: About a year, though every day now for about three months

    Favorite Post: There are many…

    I Wish You’d Do More: Cooking videos

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Some gastronomy stuff, like Ferran Adrià’s Apple Caviar

    I Wish You’d Review: more restaurants, let me live vicariously though you!

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: Confused…

    Anything Else?: I am very pleased with your work. Keep it up! I enjoy reading each and every post. Good work!

  139. Name: Joshua Finnie

    Age: 24

    Gender: Male

    Location: Windsor, CT

    How You Discovered The Site: Google

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: About a year, though every day now for about three months

    Favorite Post: There are many…

    I Wish You’d Do More: Cooking videos

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Some gastronomy stuff, like Ferran Adrià’s Apple Caviar

    I Wish You’d Review: more restaurants, let me live vicariously though you!

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: Confused…

    Anything Else?: I am very pleased with your work. Keep it up! I enjoy reading each and every post. Good work!

  140. Name: Cakelaw

    Age: In my thirties

    Gender: Female

    Location: Melbourne, Australia

    How You Discovered The Site:Through a long forgotten link from another blog

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: 3 years

    Favorite Post: Love the humour in all posts; however, a favourite is the pound cake that spewed up – I had that happen to me with a tetchy oven when I lived in Sydney

    I Wish You’d Do More: Recipes

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Pavlova

    I Wish You’d Review: more cookbooks – I discovered Nigel Slater through your site

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: Witchety Grub

    Anything Else?: Love your site – always makes me smile :)

  141. Name: Al

    Age: 22

    Gender: M

    Location: New York, NY

    How You Discovered The Site: My sister told me about it

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: 3 years

    Favorite Post: Chutzpah, Truffles, and Alain Ducasse

    I Wish You’d Do More: Videos

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Goat curry

    I Wish You’d Review: More hole-in-the-wall places in New York

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: whisks

    Anything Else?: I secretly (not-so-secretly anymore) have a platonic crush on you and Craig.

  142. Name: Tom

    Age: 37

    Gender: Male

    Location: NYC

    How You Discovered The Site: Not sure. Either Saute Wednesday, or Alex Ross.

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: off and on since the beginning

    Favorite Post: The whole thing is really fun.

    I Wish You’d Do More: Review books, attempt really elaborate/labor-intensive/dangerous/expensive dishes in the kitchen so I don’t have to.

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook:

    I Wish You’d Review:

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying Poo: ?

    Anything Else?: Apologies for leaving some annoying know-it-all comments a few years back when I was still figuring out netiquette.

  143. Name: Sarah D.

    Age: 30

    Gender: F

    Location: Atlanta

    How You Discovered The Site: Good friend

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: 3.75 years

    Favorite Post: Any of your holiday meal posts (Thanksgiving, Passover, and now, even Christmas!)

    I Wish You’d Do More: Great Moments in Musical Theatre

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Anything from Frank Stitt’s “Southern Table”

    I Wish You’d Review: I hope you get a chance to come back to Atlanta one day and review some of the fantastic places that have popped up since you left

    You Should Have A Banner with: Flying Julia Childs

    Anything Else?: Happy New Year and much success to you in 2008!

  144. Name: Alix

    Age: 38

    Gender: woman

    Location: Oakland, CA

    How You Discovered The Site: From a link or mention on another food blog

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: a year maybe?

    Favorite Post: your first Christmas comes to mind, but only because it’s so recent.

    I Wish You’d Do More: discussions about sustainability, seasonal eating, organic, grass-fed meat, etc.

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook:

    I Wish You’d Review:

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying _foods__: burritos?

    Anything Else?:

    While i hardly make your recipes, I love your humor, and that’s what keeps me reading.

  145. Name:Nancy

    Age: 47

    Gender: Female

    Location: Westchester, NY

    How You Discovered The Site: read your book

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: 3 months or so

    Favorite Post: Plastic Pork Shoulder

    I Wish You’d Do More: cooking videos

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: gluten free bread!

    I Wish You’d Review: westchester restaurants

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying chickens:

    Anything else: You make me laugh out loud – which is always a great thing. Thanks!

  146. Name: Helen

    Age: 29

    Gender: Female

    Location: Houston, TX

    How You Discovered The Site: a friend recommended it

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: 6 months?

    Favorite Post: chocolate chip cookies

    I Wish You’d Do More: of everything, this blog is awesome

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Indian food

    I Wish You’d Review: cookware

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: spatulas

    Anything Else?: where’s Katherine, the intern? bring her back for more posts!

  147. Name:Lena

    Age: 24

    Gender: Female

    Location: Astoria, NY

    How You Discovered The Site: I read your book!

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: maybe four months

    Favorite Post: anything with recipes

    I Wish You’d Do More: specific food posts – i liked the fried chicken one

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: saag paneer

    I Wish You’d Review: something in queens! aganti is good.

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: sushi

    Anything Else?: I love your site! It’s great.

  148. Age: 49 (gulp)

    Gender: f

    Location: upstate NY

    How You Discovered The Site: Link from Orangette

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: maybe 6 mos.?

    Favorite Post: umm…the one about your disaster with the plastic wrap

    I Wish You’d Do More: Sunday dinner type recipes

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: more fish

    I Wish You’d Review: way fewer restaurants, way more recipes

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: mouths, which is what it’s all about

    Anything Else?: nope

  149. Name: Mimi

    Age: 39

    Gender: Female

    Location: Colorado

    How You Discovered The Site: I had just read Julie/Julia (I know that’s not the title, but I think you know what I mean) and decided to look for other food blogs.

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: 1.5 years

    Favorite Post: eggs benedict

    I Wish You’d Do More:

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: sushi

    I Wish You’d Review:

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___:

    Anything Else?:

  150. Name: Ben

    Age: 21

    Gender: M

    Location: Minneapolis, MN

    How You Discovered The Site: Random internet surfing

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: 4 or 5 months now maybe?

    Favorite Post: I’m a nerd (math major) so I really enjoy posts with a lot of technical stuff I guess. Something like your Thanksgiving game plan would probably be my favorite.

    I Wish You’d Do More: How to’s and recipes I suppose.

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Korean bar-b-que maybe lol

    I Wish You’d Review: Find me the best restaurants in Minneapolis because I’m too broke to find them myself!!!

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: idk

    Anything Else?: How do I go about getting my book signed?

  151. Name: Ben

    Age: 21

    Gender: M

    Location: Minneapolis, MN

    How You Discovered The Site: Random internet surfing

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: 4 or 5 months now maybe?

    Favorite Post: I’m a nerd (math major) so I really enjoy posts with a lot of technical stuff I guess. Something like your Thanksgiving game plan would probably be my favorite.

    I Wish You’d Do More: How to’s and recipes I suppose.

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Korean bar-b-que maybe lol

    I Wish You’d Review: Find me the best restaurants in Minneapolis because I’m too broke to find them myself!!!

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: idk

    Anything Else?: How do I go about getting my book signed?

  152. Name: Erin

    Age: 30

    Gender: Female

    Location: Ripley, Tennessee

    How You Discovered The Site: I don’t recall–sorry!

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: About a year and a half

    Favorite Post: Love the comic book layouts! And the restaurant reviews w/ LOTS of pics.

    I Wish You’d Do More: Cookbook reviews and recipes from them.

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Southern cuisine

    I Wish You’d Review: Foodie tv shows

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying __Pigs, celeb chefs, potstickers_:

    Anything Else?: Love the page!

    Thanks!

  153. Name: Erin

    Age: 30

    Gender: Female

    Location: Ripley, Tennessee

    How You Discovered The Site: I don’t recall–sorry!

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: About a year and a half

    Favorite Post: Love the comic book layouts! And the restaurant reviews w/ LOTS of pics.

    I Wish You’d Do More: Cookbook reviews and recipes from them.

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Southern cuisine

    I Wish You’d Review: Foodie tv shows

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying __Pigs, celeb chefs, potstickers_:

    Anything Else?: Love the page!

    Thanks!

  154. Name: Amy

    Age: 27

    Gender: Female

    Location: New York

    How You Discovered The Site: Saw the book for sale at Joe’s near Union Square so thought I’d see the source

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: One month

    Favorite Post: Best of 2007, just for the chance to see the fro-yo song

    I Wish You’d Do More: come back to NY!

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: seitan – just tried some for the first time. Want to see if it’s worth the effort at home.

    I Wish You’d Review:

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: Cupcakes

    Anything Else?: Eat first. Ask questions later.

  155. Hi! I’ve just found out that it is delurking week in America… I’m in Australia but most of the blogs I read are in the USA, so in that spirit here’s my de-lurk!

    I read you most days ;-).

    I’m Saffa Chick (South African) living in Sydney, coming to terms with a new country and new(ish) man. I love food, and cooking, and I think I found you on a recipe google.

    Hope to see you over on my blog. http://www.wanderingsaffachick.blogspot.com

  156. Name: Marcelo

    Age:19

    Gender:M

    Location:Cambridge, MA

    How You Discovered The Site: ruhlman

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: 5 months?

    Favorite Post: any of the restaurant reviews

    I Wish You’d Do More: recipe step-by-steps

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: anything braised or barbecued

    I Wish You’d Review: not sure, it’s been a while since I’ve lived near the city, but someplace unabashedly French or else, places in boston

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___:

    Anything Else?: could you sort or crossreference your restaurant reviews into “type of food” or number of stars received?

    other than that, great job with the site, the humor and the cooking

  157. Name: Laura

    Age: 20

    Gender Female

    Location: Seattle

    How You Discovered The Site: It was so long ago I don’t remember, but you were still in Atlanta

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: since I found your site

    Favorite Post: Thats like asking a mother which child is their favorite, they will say that they love them all equally, but really they have a favorite that they can never admit to… or I can’t decide

    I Wish You’d Do More: adventurous cooking

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: something ambitious…

    I Wish You’d Review: cookbooks

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: fortune cookies (chinese new year is in Feb)

    Anything Else? just keep doing what you do when you do what you do

  158. Name:Ozge

    Age:21

    Gender:Female

    Location:Istanbul/Turkey

    How You Discovered The Site:I guess there was a link on David’s blog…

    How Long You’ve Been Reading:for about six months

    Favorite Post:i really liked your video recording with David at the market :)

    I Wish You’d Do More: videos!

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook:something from exotic cuisines, i mean besides stew type of dishes.

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: no idea

    Anything Else?: i know i ask for too much but i wonder what you’re like when you’re not trying to make jokes or entertain people.

  159. Name: Dana

    Age: 28

    Gender: F

    Location: Seattle

    How You Discovered The Site: Your post about how to punch up blog posts

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: 3 years?

    Favorite Post: Your funny interviews

    I Wish You’d Do More: embarrasing things to your interns

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook:

    I Wish You’d Review: point counterpoint to Brunni’s reviews

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying rubber chicken

  160. Name: James

    Age: 43

    Gender: Male

    Location: Beijing, China

    How You Discovered The Site: Tastespotting most likely

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: 6 months

    Favorite Post: No one fave

    I Wish You’d Do More: Posts on actually cooking recipes from the Dining In Section of the NYT etc

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Something that

    I Wish You’d Review: More low-brow off-the-map ethnic places

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying: Karamazov Brothers

    Anything Else?:

  161. Name: Phil

    Age: 23

    Gender: Male

    Location: Brooklyn, NY

    How You Discovered The Site: While doing some online research about NYC dining before coming to visit my girlfriend (and before moving here myself).

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: About 1 and a 1/2 years.

    Favorite Post: The one that revealed the deal at Del Posto’s Enoteca because it led to a very nice meal. Plus I enjoy your restaurant reviews.

    I Wish You’d Do More: AGTV.

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Pizza

    I Wish You’d Review: More Brooklyn (especially Greenpoint and Williamsburg) and Queens restaurants!

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: Olives

    Anything Else?: Keep on doing what you do!

  162. Name: Iza Hairani

    Age: 35

    Gender: Female

    Location: Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

    How You Discovered The Site: Chocolate & Zucchini

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: more than 2 years

    Favorite Post: Many

    I Wish You’d Do More: Recipes with pictures

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: More far east food

    I Wish You’d Review: More exotic restaurants

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: coffee cup

    Anything Else?: Keep on writing.

  163. Name:Burak

    Age:35

    Gender:M

    Location:Istanbul, Turkey

    How You Discovered The Site:Google

    How Long You’ve Been Reading:Several months

    Favorite Post:

    I Wish You’d Do More:

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook:

    I Wish You’d Review:

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___:

    Anything Else?:Nothing

  164. Name: Christine

    Age: Yes

    Gender: F

    Location: Birch Bay, WA

    How You Discovered The Site: You posted a message on eGullet shilling for readers

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: Since readng your message on eGullet shilling for readers

    Favorite Post: Anything to do with the Pacific Northwest – Bellingham!

    I Wish You’d Do More: Lolita

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Your own original recipes

    I Wish You’d Review:

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___:

    Anything Else?:Nothing

  165. Name: Christine

    Age: Yes

    Gender: F

    Location: Birch Bay, WA

    How You Discovered The Site: You posted a message on eGullet shilling for readers

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: Since readng your message on eGullet shilling for readers

    Favorite Post: Anything to do with the Pacific Northwest – Bellingham!

    I Wish You’d Do More: Lolita

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Your own original recipes

    I Wish You’d Review:

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___:

    Anything Else?:Nothing

  166. Name: Krista

    Age: 32

    Gender: F

    Location: NYC

    How You Discovered The Site: I think I’d searched for a recipe and saw your post on Deviled Chicken Thighs

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: since early ’06

    Favorite Post: The Sirio Macioni (sp?) still makes me laugh

    I Wish You’d Do More: Cartoons w/dialogue bubbles

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: African food–or other ethnic food. Like Malaysian from the James Oseland cookbook, perhaps.

    I Wish You’d Review: Centro Vinoteca–or whatever that Anne Burrell place is called. Also–Lassi.

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: ?? whatever is fine w/me

    Anything Else?: Loved your book–looking forward to a follow-up.

  167. In response to Em:

    “I Wish You’d Do More: cooking discussion, less about your sexual preferences (hetero chefs/ bloggers do NOT talk about their sex partners and proclivities”

    Have you read other sites?! The only thing food bloggers love more than food is talking about their partners. And I think most of us are voyeuristic enough to find it interesting. It’s hard to separate food and the rest of our lives, so these significant others are going to creep in. Maybe you just don’t notice it in the same way when a straight writer does it.

    Anyway, I’m amending my previous entry. Under “Anything Else?” I’d like to join the majority and add: Please tell us about Craig now and then. He seems like a nice boy and you guys seem like a lovely couple.

  168. Name: Marti Sichel

    Age: 27

    Gender: I’m a girl

    Location: Stamford, CT

    How You Discovered The Site: I have no idea

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: At least a couple of years, maybe more.

    Favorite Post: Erm… Sorry, I can’t pick just one?

    I Wish You’d Do More: I think there’s a good mix and balance.

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Falafel from scratch and some interesting fish recipe. Maybe something Mediterranean?

    I Wish You’d Review: A vegetarian place.

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: Spaghetti monsters? How about meatballs? Fish? Treacle tarts? Blancmanges?

    Anything Else?: We have reservations for Nougatine during restaurant week. Good choice? What about Barbounia?

  169. We love going with you on all your adventures. Why not take a “cooking class” and take us with you. Imagine the possibilities!

  170. Name: Melissa

    Age: 31

    Gender: F

    Location: Bloomington, IN

    How You Discovered The Site: My friend, Dallas, went to elementary school with you, then traveled through time to kidnap me to help her with a recipe for your first Amateur Gourmet Survivor contest…

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: Ever since then

    Favorite Post: I don’t really have one

    I Wish You’d Do More: Silly musical montage cooking videos

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Anything involving setting things on fire

    I Wish You’d Review: More recipes

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: Spaghetti Monsters

    Anything Else?: Nom nom nom

  171. I think you should do an “Ask Adam” section where readers can write in and ask you questions.

    Being as how I’m the web designer, I’m making more work for myself, but what do you all think?

  172. Name: Betsy

    Age: 25

    Gender: a girl

    Location: New York

    How You Discovered The Site: No Idea

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: Maybe a year? Maybe Longer?

    Favorite Post: The Truffle Tasting Meal. Everytime I’m down, I go back and read that, and watch Craig sing “The Facts of Life” Theme song.

    I Wish You’d Do More: I know you more or less stopped, but i miss restaurant reviews. :(

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: More Desserts/Sweets, and some vegetarian stuff

    I Wish You’d Review: Cookbooks. That would be fun!

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: Jars of Nutella

    Anything Else?: Keep up the good work!!!!!!!

  173. Name: Stephanie Senerchia

    Age: 34

    Gender: She

    Location: Providence, RI

    How You Discovered The Site: I actually can’t remember!

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: Maybe 9 months?

    Favorite Post: Loved the truffle dinner one, also the vinegar tasting.

    I Wish You’d Do More: Eating of whole fish

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: More seafood

    Wish You’d Review: Anything you want – maybe some more places in RI?

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: Nuns

    Anything Else?: Love you, AG!

  174. Name: Maya

    Age: 25

    Gender: F

    Location: in and around nyc

    How You Discovered The Site: a link from a fiend?

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: forever! at least 2 years.

    Favorite Post: not sure.

    I Wish You’d Do More: i know why you stopped doing them but i miss your restaurant reviews, I’ve gone to quite a few places on you recommendation.

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: more asian foods – you’ve got a pretty good handle on the food that you cook now (new american? italian-ish?) I think it’s time to branch out!

    I Wish You’d Review: more!

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: bacon

    Anything Else?:

  175. Name: Maya

    Age: 25

    Gender: F

    Location: in and around nyc

    How You Discovered The Site: a link from a fiend?

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: forever! at least 2 years.

    Favorite Post: not sure.

    I Wish You’d Do More: i know why you stopped doing them but i miss your restaurant reviews, I’ve gone to quite a few places on you recommendation.

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: more asian foods – you’ve got a pretty good handle on the food that you cook now (new american? italian-ish?) I think it’s time to branch out!

    I Wish You’d Review: more!

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: bacon

    Anything Else?:

  176. Name: Ted

    Age: 35

    Gender: M

    Location: Atlanta

    How You Discovered The Site: AJC

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: 3 1/2 years

    Favorite Post: Any of them where you heroically admit failure.

    I Wish You’d Do More:

    I wish you’d explore where food comes from and related issues including organics and the local food movement. Visit a farm.

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: More Indian and vegetarian dishes

    I Wish You’d Review: Grocery stores

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying bags of caramel popcorn:

    Anything Else?: Nah

    Thanks!

  177. Name:Trev

    Age:27

    Gender:M

    Location:Boston

    How You Discovered The Site:Another blog

    How Long You’ve Been Reading:2 years or more

    Favorite Post: Things that go wrong (I can relate)

    I Wish You’d Do More:Trips to Boston

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook:perfect sushi rice

    I Wish You’d Review:More in Boston

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying pizza monster:

    Anything Else?:Keep it up, I enjoy it and read daily.

  178. Name: Gia

    Age: 22

    Gender: female

    Location: British Columbia, Canada

    How You Discovered The Site: through Smitten Kitchen, I think?

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: one year

    Favorite Post: Thanksgiving

    I Wish You’d Do More: cartoons

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: indian food

    I Wish You’d Review: Craig. I wanna hear more about him!

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: spaghetti monsters, definitely.

  179. Name: Steve

    Age: 35

    Gender: Male

    Location: USA

    How You Discovered The Site: Swirlingnotions.com

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: 2 weeks

    Favorite Post: First Christmas

    I Wish You’d Do More: How to shop, what a basic kitchen should have

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Simply Thai

    I Wish You’d Review:

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: Purple. I don’t know what it means either.

    Anything Else?:

  180. Name: Beth

    Age: 39

    Gender: F

    Location: Boston

    How You Discovered the Site: Google Reader

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: two months

    Favorite Post: Christmas

    I Wish You’d Do More:

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook:

    I Wish You’d Review:

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: bacon!!

  181. Name: Tiffany

    Age: 32

    Gender: F

    Location: San Antonio

    How You Discovered the Site: I think I was searching Google for a recipe, but I can’t remember what one

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: A couple of months

    Favorite Posts: Best of 2007 and the NYC restaurant reviews…which makes me want to visit again and start my own San Antonio restaurant review site in the meantime

    I Wish You’d Do More: Food shows

    I Wish You’d Attempt to Cook: Sushi

    I Wish You’d Review: More cookbooks?

    You Should Have a Banner with Flying…I like the one you have now. :-)

  182. Name: Anita

    Age: 21

    Gender: F

    Location: Missouri/Ohio

    How You Discovered The Site: Traveler’s Lunchbox

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: On and off for months

    Favorite Post: Most of them!

    I Wish You’d Do More: Recipes

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Indian/Chinese food

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying: Presidential Candidates

  183. Name: Sam

    Age: 37

    Gender: M

    Location: Denver, CO

    How You Discovered The Site: It was one of the featured feeds in the “Food” section of Google Reader, along with Chocolate & Zucchini, Megnut, Purple Liquid, The Food Section & Diner’s Journal.

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: A year? More? Seems like I’ve always been reading. :)

    Favorite Post: Objectivity, Subjectivity and Food (a discussion)

    I Wish You’d Do More: Of everything. :)

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: dishes, using various limitations. Like, a no-sugar dessert, a meal with no or low carbs, a meal that’s mostly dairy, I don’t know. Just more creative cooking. :)

    I Wish You’d Review: Dining in more states/countries.

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: head of Anthony Bourdain

    Anything Else?: I can’t imagine I could suggest anything else that you’d have time for. :)

  184. Name: Adrienne

    Age: 25

    Gender: Female

    Location: Boston

    How You Discovered The Site: via simplyrecipes.com

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: couple of months

    Favorite Post: My First Christmas – probably because I have never experienced Hanukah food…

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: I like the bodega beans posts, too – anything that uses pantry staples catches my eye.

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: Asparagus

  185. Name: Seth

    Age: 26

    Gender: Male

    Location: Atlanta, GA

    How You Discovered The Site: You told me about it!

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: Almost from the beginning

    Favorite Post: There are so many! I’ll go with one of you Serious Eats productions.

    I Wish You’d Do More: Videos and songs!

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Good mix!

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: I like the surprise

    Anything Else?: We miss you in Atlanta!

  186. Name: Robin L.

    Age: 30

    Gender: F

    Location: Williamsburg, Brooklyn

    How You Discovered The Site: Jimmy showed me the Janet Jackson cupcake post

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: When was that superbowl scandal…2004?

    Favorite Post: Kennebunkport, Maine, b/c I got a shout-out.

    I Wish You’d Do More:

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: something healthier but still delicious.

    I Wish You’d Review: Places in W-burg

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___:

    Anything Else?: Maybe I post entitled “the food product I would endorse”. You could have a different reader answer this question each week. I endorse Trader Joe’s Veggie Chili.

  187. Name: Laura

    Age: 24

    Gender: Female

    Location: NYC

    How You Discovered The Site: through Del.icio.us

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: since around July

    Favorite Post: the one where you accidentally melted plastic wrap into a dish but served it anyway – hilarious!

    I Wish You’d Do More: meals for one that can be made easily after a long day at the office

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: a trifle

    I Wish You’d Review: more NYC restaurants, maybe some affordable but still delicious places

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: microplanes

    Anything Else?: your site is wonderful and your writing is very witty and intelligent. it’s so much fun to read!

  188. Name: Peter

    Age: 31

    Gender: Male

    Location: New York and New Jersey

    How You Discovered The Site: Google

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: 6 months

    Favorite Post: Paris, France

    I Wish You’d Do More: Music and cooking videos

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Asian Food

    I Wish You’d Review: More Restaurants

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: ice cream sandwiches

    Anything Else?:

    i liked your book, my fiance and i went to your book signing at strand. thanks for your autograph!

  189. Name: Cassie

    Age: 21

    Gender: Female

    Location: SE Wisconsin

    How You Discovered The Site: going through other blogs

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: About 3 months

    Favorite Post: the fudge recipe

    I Wish You’d Do More: everything

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: anything you haven’t tried to already.

    I Wish You’d Review: cookbooks

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: Monkey

    Anything Else?: Nothing except don’t stop.

  190. Name: Amy

    Age:45

    Gender:female

    Location:westborough MA

    How You Discovered The Site: Through Ruhlman, who referenced your review of a snotty NY restaurant you couldn’t get into

    How Long You’ve Been Reading:April 2007

    Favorite Post: The one where you went to the snotty restaurant

    I Wish You’d Do More: Restaurant reviews

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Indian food

    I Wish You’d Review: cookbooks

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___:

    Anything Else?:

  191. Name: Katelyn

    Age: 22

    Gender: Female

    Location: Seattle

    How You Discovered The Site: Linked from Orangette :)

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: eight+ months

    Favorite Post: The Thanksgiving post from ’07 (including such an extensive recipe list!!), “How To Roast A Chicken”, or possibly the video about the cheese shop

    I Wish You’d Do More: demonstrations on video of classic dishes, a la the chicken video

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: me dinner

    I Wish You’d Review: I don’t live in NYC but I love your reviews anyway. Keep up the good work

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying __?_: Monkeys

    Anything Else?: Thanks for updating so frequently. Srsly.

  192. Name: Khanh

    Age: 23

    Gender: Female

    Location: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

    How You Discovered The Site: Google Reader

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: a few months

    Favorite Post: I enjoy them all

    I Wish You’d Do More: Videos!

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Souffle

    I Wish You’d Review: Food trucks?

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: Pigs! Cupcakes! Elephants! Ice Cream Cones! Hot Dogs!

    Anything Else?: Keep up the awesomeness!

  193. Name: Morgan

    Age: 26

    Gender: M

    Location: San Francisco

    How You Discovered The Site: thru David Lebovitz

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: ~ 6 months

    Favorite Post: the FroYo video is an instant classic, it should get a million hits on YouTube

    I Wish You’d Do More: Frivolous food fun

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: a TurDuckEn! And it’s more fun when you fail miserably and make the rest of us feel better about ourselves.

    I Wish You’d Review: Restaurant reviews aren’t that helpful, really… what about Bon Apetit recipes?

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: Craigs

    Anything Else?: Say hi to your growing gay fan club!

  194. Name: Amanda

    Age: 24

    Gender: Female

    Location: Illinois

    How You Discovered The Site: I can’t remember. Probably a link from another blog.

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: One year, exactly.

    Favorite Post: Pot au feu.

    I Wish You’d Do More: of the same (especially cooking entries).

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Pulled pork or stuffed cabbages or Chinese dumplings (mostly because I’m afraid to make these things). Also, kimchi.

    I Wish You’d Review: more Chinatown establishments.

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: taco?

    Anything Else?: I really like this blog. It is a really good mix of recipes, restaurant reviews, foodie commentary/humor.

  195. Name: Nolan H.

    Age: 24

    Gender: Male

    Location: Buna, Texas

    How You Discovered The Site: I think I was googling recipes.

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: Less than a month.

    Favorite Post: I don’t have a specific.

    I Wish You’d Do More: i’m good

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: an eel

    I Wish You’d Review: a Giada de Laurentiis cookbook

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying Garbonzo Bean:

    Anything Else?: Nope

  196. Okay it’s me again…my thoughts came to me by reading the other comments and I want to redo this.

    Name: Nolan H.

    Age: 24

    Gender: Male

    Location: Buna, Texas

    How You Discovered The Site: Looking up ways to cook beans on google. Came across the Bodega Beans and have made a couple different variations myself – love it.

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: less than a month

    Favorite Post: The one where you melted plastic into that dish…wait I think that is the first post I stumbled upon. hell i discovered your site somehow.

    I Wish You’d Do More: keep doing what you’re doing

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: an eel

    I Wish You’d Review: a Giada cookbook

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying Garbanzo Bean:

    Anything Else?: Remember to recycle.

  197. Name: Well, we haven’t really been introduced

    Age:52

    Gender:Male

    Location:Port Angeles WA

    How You Discovered The Site: 3 months

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: 3 months

    Favorite Post: Making hummus

    I Wish You’d Do More: cooking stories that don’t requir being in NYC to try out restaurants

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook:Goeducks

    I Wish You’d Review:It’s your blog, surprise me

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___:Okra

    Anything Else?:not a damn thing.

  198. Name: Lisa

    Age: 21

    Gender: Female

    Location: Edmonton AB, Canada

    How You Discovered The Site: Link from Chocolate and Zucchini

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: About 1 year

    Favorite Post: Too many are good

    I wish you’d do more: Funny cooking stories

    I wish you’d attempt to cook: squid

    I wish you’d review: I don’t know what’s in NY

    You Should Hat A Banner with Flying__: Pizza

    Anything else? nope

  199. Name: Naim

    Age: 25

    Gender: Male

    Location: Detroit

    How You Discovered The Site: surfing

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: A little over two years

    Favorite Post: Most are excellent, I really enjoy stories about cooking at home. But most recently I think the Serious Eats video for homemade lobster rolls.

    I Wish You’d Do More: Stories about cooking stuff at home.

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Persian (any choresht)

    I Wish You’d Review: Well you already did Blue Hill, so I’ll go ahead and say Sugiyama.

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: Coney dogs (Detroit style!)

    Anything Else?: Keep it up.

  200. Name:Amy

    Age:24

    Gender:Female

    Location:Georgia (the state not the country)

    How You Discovered The Site:I think it was a google search looking for a recipe

    How Long You’ve Been Reading:about 2 years

    Favorite Post:can’t pick just one

    I Wish You’d Do More:home cooking especially the “I’m really tired but still need to eat” meals

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook:Japanese food

    I Wish You’d Review: grocery store products (like when you did a post on the tea that bloomed)

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying Cornbread

  201. Name: Sara

    Age: 26

    Gender: female

    Location: New York, NY

    How You Discovered The Site: I forget

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: 1.5 years

    Favorite Post: all the Alice Waters stuff

    I Wish You’d Do More: easy, fast weeknight recipes

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: sushi

    I Wish You’d Review: Bar Boloud

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: kitchenaids

    Anything Else?: Love the site – thanks for all of the wonderful recipes.

  202. Name: Darcy

    Age: 23

    Gender: F

    Location: Pittsburgh, PA

    How You Discovered The Site: I think it was a specific recipe that I googled. Yours was my gateway site to food blogs!

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: Probably a year and a half

    Favorite Post: when you recapped SF, or the blind tastings.

    I Wish You’d Do More: songs! not all the time, but the occasional musical number is really entertaining

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: cassoulet

    I Wish You’d Review: A whole tour of NY bagels

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: root vegetables

    Anything Else?: You should visit Pittsburgh!

  203. Name:Kathy

    Age:29 and Holding

    Gender:Female

    Location:Florida

    How You Discovered The Site:surfing

    How Long You’ve Been Reading:1st day

    Favorite Post:

    I Wish You’d Do More:

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook:

    I Wish You’d Review:

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying Pigs___:

    Anything Else?:

    Thanks!

  204. Name:Heidi

    Age:30

    Gender:F

    Location:New York, NY

    How You Discovered The Site: Through the million blogs I read on food in NYC

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: 6 months

    Favorite Post:Bodega beans, we’ll all been there trying to figure out what to cook from the bodega

    I Wish You’d Do More:I think its fine. Recipes restuarants, good mix

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook:Oh man, I don’t know

    I Wish You’d Review:Some good Italian restaurants in the city,

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___:beet

    Anything Else?:

  205. Name:Heidi

    Age:30

    Gender:F

    Location:New York, NY

    How You Discovered The Site: Through the million blogs I read on food in NYC

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: 6 months

    Favorite Post:Bodega beans, we’ll all been there trying to figure out what to cook from the bodega

    I Wish You’d Do More:I think its fine. Recipes restuarants, good mix

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook:Oh man, I don’t know

    I Wish You’d Review:Some good Italian restaurants in the city,

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___:beet

    Anything Else?:

  206. Name:Liz

    Age:39

    Gender:Female

    Location:California, Central Coast

    How You Discovered The Site: I can’t recall

    How Long You’ve Been Reading:6 months

    Favorite Post:Thanks giving was pretty darn funny

    I Wish You’d Do More: Funny, crazy cooking commentary

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Southern Fried Chicken

    I Wish You’d Review:

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying toasters

    Anything Else?: You should really work on the photography!

  207. Name: Tony

    Age: 27

    Gender: Boy

    Location: Kentucky

    How You Discovered The Site: Mutual Friend

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: Since the Beginning

    Favorite Post: Miracle Almond Cake

    I Wish You’d Do More: Videos with Lisa

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Brioche

    I Wish You’d Review: Ina Garten’s Wild Mushroom Soup – I thought it was nasty.

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: Celebrity Chefs

    Anything Else?: Recently saw your book featured in our local bookstore. Congrats!

  208. Name: Emily

    Age: 24

    Gender: lady

    Location: Asheville, NC

    How You Discovered The Site: I think through Orangette

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: about a year + 1/2

    Favorite Post: all of musical week (esp. fro-yo)

    I Wish You’d Do More: ^^^^

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: homemade bagels

    I Wish You’d Review: errr…

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: lobsters

    Anything Else?: keep it up!

  209. Name: Lisa

    Age: 22

    Gender: Female

    Location: Chicago, IL / Harrisburg, PA

    How You Discovered The Site: CNN

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: The Infamous Breastcakes

    Favorite Post: Far too many for many different reasons

    I Wish You’d Do More: Put more humor into your posts the way you used to. This is not to say that I like your posts any less than before, but I love your sense of humor.

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Since I’m from central PA, shoo fly pie

    I Wish You’d Review: Cookbooks, non-food network shows, secret supermarket finds and non-food stuff in general

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: Sushi, Foie Gras, or cartoon celeb chefs

  210. Name: Matt

    Age: 21

    Gender: Male

    Location: Baltimore, hon

    How You Discovered The Site: Linked through my other favorite food blog, Chocolate & Zucchini

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: Almost 2 years

    Favorite Post: Overall is hard, but I really enjoyed your recent posts about Seattle restaurants and about your first Christmas.

    I Wish You’d Do More: Songs, perhaps?

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Something from a Thomas Keller cookbook. His recipes are always interesting and a little challenging.

    I Wish You’d Review: Some of Mario Batali’s more recent restaurants (your reviews of Babbo lined up pretty well with my experiences there), since I know we share an affection for him.

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: pigs, lamb shanks (maybe too much), burritos

    Anything Else?: You know, Baltimore’s not too far down I-95… and we’ve some very good restaurants – southwestern, Afghan, Italian, tapas… and, inevitably, crabs.

  211. Name: Abbey

    Age: 28

    Gender: Female

    Location: Alexandria, VA

    How You Discovered The Site: Via David Leibovitz’s Blog

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: 6 months

    Favorite Post: Thanksgiving series??

    I Wish You’d Do More: quick weeknight healthful stuff

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Divinity

    I Wish You’d Review:

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___:

    Anything Else?:

  212. Name: Laura

    Age: 46

    Gender: F

    Location: New York

    How You Discovered The Site: can’t remember

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: 2 years

    Favorite Post: anything from FLA

    I Wish You’d Do More: funny videos

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: eggs benedict

    I Wish You’d Review: NYC Lesbian Bars

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying Truffles:

    Anything Else?: jumped the shark when you introduced interns

  213. Name: Ayelet

    Age: 27 on Wednesday

    Gender: F

    Location: Northern NJ

    How You Discovered The Site: Googled something random, up you came

    How Long You’ve Been Reading:3 years

    Favorite Post: Can’t say, too many to enumerate. I love your blog because you mix it up.

    I Wish You’d Do More: with your mother. She makes me laugh.

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Challah

    I Wish You’d Review: A kosher restaurant

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: babies

    Anything Else?: Nope.

  214. Name: Kate B.

    Age: 22

    Gender: Female

    Location: Edmonton, Alberta Canada

    How You Discovered The Site: Through Never Bashful With Butter

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: June 2007

    Favorite Post: Your saga of eating in Europe, the post about summer food where you gave me a shout-out

    I Wish You’d Do More: More actual cooking and photos of what you make, stories about the food

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Crème Brulée

    I Wish You’d Review: I don’t know

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: Cupcakes!!

    Anything Else?: This site is so yummy!

  215. Name: Rachael

    Age: 27

    Gender: Female

    Location: Tokyo, Japan

    How You Discovered The Site: through a link from another blog, though at this point I have no clue which!

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: about a year, maybe a little longer

    Favorite Post: That’s a mean question, how can I choose a favorite? Way too hard.

    I Wish You’d Do More: Everything–you’ve got a winning formula in my book! I love the balance between restaurant/food reviews, personal anecdotes, “how to’s”, etc.

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Whatever your little heart desires, I’m bound to enjoy it!

    I Wish You’d Review: Surprise me!

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: sushi

    Anything Else?: Thanks for making me nearly wet myself on many occasions! Keep it up, I look forward to reading.

  216. Name: Jo

    Age: 24

    Gender: Female

    Location: NY NY

    How You Discovered The Site: linked on freshparmesan.blogspot.com

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: about a week

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: taco

    Anything Else?: I’m hooked!

  217. Name: Asger

    Age: 22

    Gender: Male

    Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

    How You Discovered The Site: Completely random, meaning I really can’t recall! I had it set as a favourite for ages and one day while purging my favourites, I began to delve deeper into it and got hooked for life!.

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: Reading seriously for the past 18 months I think.

    Favorite Post: Hmm, interesting. I must admit I love to read when you travel abroad, such as your trip to Paris, but maybe that’s just the European in me speaking. Your love for Babbo convinced me to spend an evening there with my family when travelling across the US this summer, so those posts had a big impact on me and thus, I consider them great! And of course anything AGTV:)

    I Wish You’d Do More: Piano playing! seriously, you’re good!(this coming from a guy who doesn’t know the first things about pianos!)

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: More French food I guess, i’ve been addicted to the french nouveau cuisine for a long time (that’s what you get for living 6 years in Brussels!) or try your hands at the New Scandinavian cooking.

    I Wish You’d Review: God, this is an unfair proposition, considering the cost of it, but Gordon Ramsey’s Maze in New York! Just looking at the menus online makes my mouth water!

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: chef hats!

    Anything Else?: Loved the book, especially the dining alone portion was wicked cool! And to join in with the choir, keep up the great work and don’t, DON’T, change your style for anything:)

  218. Name: RD

    Age: 23

    Gender: female

    Location: currently Miami, FL (student)

    How You Discovered The Site: oh, God…I’ll just say through another blog, but I forgot how I got here.

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: since 2004 (mid-2007 regularly)

    Favorite Post: Janet Jackson Breast Cupcakes

    I Wish You’d Do More: Italian foods

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: another special event dinner and include a PDF of the menu, like last Thanksgiving

    I Wish You’d Review: restaurants in the spirit of El Bulli, The Fat Duck, wd-50…

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: cupcakes, cannolis…more sweet things.

    Anything Else?: Um…no.

  219. Name: Joseph

    Age: 53

    Gender: M, most of the time

    Location: Palm Springs

    How You Discovered The Site: Surfing

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: Couple of years

    Favorite Post: Your family adventures

    I Wish You’d Do More: recipes

    I liked the recipe with butter beans, bacon etc, the quick and cheap meal

  220. Name: Karin

    Age: 23

    Gender: Female

    Location: Maryland (very formerly Boston)

    How You Discovered The Site: By some happy accident. I think I was looking for an arancini recipe and Google wisely steered me in your direction.

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: For a few months now.

    Favorite Post: I grew up in Maine so I was pretty jazzed to read about your Kennebunkport adventures.

    I Wish You’d Do More: Musical numbers.

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: More vegetarian dishes. (I’m not vegetarian, but they interest me anyway).

    I Wish You’d Review: Boston area restaurants.

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: Assorted condiments.

    Anything Else?: While your food stories are fabulous, the writing is even better. I am an aspiring writer considering to start a blog and I have been regularly reading yours for inspiration. Keep up the good work!

  221. Name: Rach

    Age: 31

    Gender: F

    Location: Nova Scotia

    How You Discovered The Site: link thru another blog

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: 2 years

    Favorite Post: Eggs in Purgatory

    I Wish You’d Do More: recipes & demos

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Roast Beast

    I Wish You’d Review: more cookbooks

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: lamb chops

    Anything Else?: just keep up the great work!

  222. Name: bingsy

    Age:36

    Gender: F

    Location: Austin, Texas

    How You Discovered The Site: From another food blog – don’t remember which

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: about 6 months

    Favorite Post: polenta power – although I may have saved some other recipes or tips. I read a lot of food blogs.

    I Wish You’d Do More: The thing that makes your blog different is the journal/diary quality about it. I like that. I liked the Seattle restaurant review post. I guess do more of that kind of thing.

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Korean or Creole

    I Wish You’d Review: food equipment?

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: anthropomorphic pots and pans?

    Anything Else?: Please don’t truly take any of my suggestions seriously. I don’t know what I am talking about.

  223. Name: Bethany

    Age: 25

    Gender: Female

    Location: Cincinnati, OH

    How You Discovered The Site: Apartment Therapy reviewed your book I think.

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: About 5 months

    Favorite Post: Bodega Beans–just made it last week

    I Wish You’d Do More: easy, new to cooking recipes

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook:

    I Wish You’d Review: the cookbooks are a good idea

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: I normally read through Google reader, so it really doesn’t matter.

    Anything Else?: Keep up the good work.

  224. Name: Rebecca

    Age: early 30’s

    Gender: Female (I notice this field isn’t “Sex” probably because of all the cheeky answers you would have got!)

    Location: North Bay, ON (four hours north of Toronto, at least the way I drive)

    How I discovered the site: My sister’s friend Lisa kept telling me about it, so finally I looked into it and got hooked.

    How long I’ve been reading: Good question… I’m going to say since 2004.

    Favourite Post: any with a recipe that I’ve tried – most notably, the roasted cherry tomatoes and pasta and the roasted chicken with fennel (I’ve printed those two off and stuck them in my recipe book)

    I wish you’d do more: I can’t think of anything you don’t do that I’d like to see you do.

    I wish you’d attempt to cook: Chili

    I wish you’d review: more cookbooks!

    You should have a banner with a flying… : ice cream cone

    This is one of my favourite sites! Keep up the amazing work!

  225. Name: Susan

    Age: 45

    Gender: Female

    Location: Seattle

    How You Discovered The Site: Don’t remember, probably someone’s blog roll

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: about two years

    Favorite Post: I can’t begin to come up with one

    I Wish You’d Do More: Dining out with “famous” people and reporting back on faux pas…

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Stuffies

    I Wish You’d Review: Gypsy, the next time you’re in Seattle

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying: Lobster Rolls

    Anything Else?: Love the comic strip posts, more Craig is always good, and your parents are just adorable.

  226. Name: Susan

    Age: 45

    Gender: Female

    Location: Seattle

    How You Discovered The Site: Don’t remember, probably someone’s blog roll

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: about two years

    Favorite Post: I can’t begin to come up with one

    I Wish You’d Do More: Dining out with “famous” people and reporting back on faux pas…

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Stuffies

    I Wish You’d Review: Gypsy, the next time you’re in Seattle

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying: Lobster Rolls

    Anything Else?: Love the comic strip posts, more Craig is always good, and your parents are just adorable.

  227. I second the guy who suggested you review grocery stores–I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to go to the local D’ag with 2 or 3 recipes–just in case they don’t have the right ingredients to make my first choice. (I was living on Bank street, and it was the D’ag right up Greenwich, just fyi.) It’s a particularly NY phenomenon, it seems to me.

  228. Name: Morgan

    Age: 18

    Gender: Female

    Location: VA

    How You Discovered The Site: Domestic Goddess’ blog list

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: 1-2 years

    Favorite Post: The one where you answered my email about cheap NY eats! :)

    I Wish You’d Do More: Recipes you invented!

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Barbecue

    I Wish You’d Review: More places in DC!

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying croissant:

    Anything Else?: I love you!

  229. Gender: Woman

    Location: Brooklyn

    How You Discovered The Site: ZenKimchi.com

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: About 6 months

    Favorite Post: “My First Christmas” of recent memory. (But could have done without the evangelical bigot freaks posting hypocritical comments. Who would Jesus hate?)

    I Wish You’d Do More: Reviews of under-the-radar restaurants with damn good food.

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Ethnic food!

    I Wish You’d Review: See above.

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying… Piglets.

    Anything Else?: You’re adorable.

  230. Name: Clare

    Age: 34

    Gender: Female

    Location: Los Angeles, CA

    How You Discovered The Site: Via friends who are fans.

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: 1 year

    Favorite Post: Lobster video

    I Wish You’d Do More: I wish your photos were better. I love your posts but the photos could use some work. :)

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Hm…tamales, homemade ramen, a whole roasted pig.

    I Wish You’d Review: more hole-in-the-wall dives with street food.

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: sushi.

    Anything Else?: Keep up the great work! BTW, I like that you allow posters to really share their opinions versus deleting those that might not be agreeable. Good for you for keeping it real.

  231. Name: Meg Cornett

    Age: 29

    Gender: Female

    Location: Northern Virginia

    How You Discovered The Site: I can’t remember.

    How Long You’ve Been Reading:1+ Year

    Favorite Post: All of the videos are hysterical

    I Wish You’d Do More: Travel to Washington DC and write about food here in the nation’s capitol!

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Head Cheese

    I Wish You’d Review: Restaurant Eve, Alexandria, VA

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying pig feet

    Anything Else?: I love the site, and read every day. Keep up the great work, Adam!!!

  232. Name: Josh

    Age: 29

    Gender: M

    Location: Harrisonburg, VA (Rural Shenandoah Valley)

    How You Discovered The Site: Don’t recall

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: At least since mid-2004 (found my 2004 survey response).. I believe you were still in law school when I started.. whenever that was

    Favorite Post: Wow, that’s too hard.

    I Wish You’d Do More: Recipes, demos

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Molecular gastronomy experiments :)

    I Wish You’d Review: Real everyday joints

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___:

    Anything Else?: Great job! I’m glad the book has gone well for you.

  233. Name: Kimberly

    Age: 29

    Gender: Female

    Location: Philadelphia

    How You Discovered The Site: Not sure

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: a year

    Favorite Post: Bagel Works in Boca (made me nostalgic…)

    I Wish You’d Do More: With your mom

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: brisket!

    I Wish You’d Review: Buddha Bar

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying sushi:

    Anything Else?: Keep up the great, entertaining blogging!

  234. Name: E

    Age: 29

    Gender: Female

    Location: Arizona

    How You Discovered The Site: I cant remember

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: a year

    Favorite Post: lobster rolls video was awesome!

    I Wish You’d Do More: Quick, fast meals

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: losbter bisque

    I Wish You’d Review: Ketchup Restaurant (West Hollywood)

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying: Lobster rolls

    Anything Else?: You are the Best! :)

  235. Name:Robin

    Age:32

    Gender:Female

    Location:Santa Cruz, CA

    How You Discovered The Site:Don’t exactly remember. I think I saw you listed on several other blogs, and had to check it out.

    How Long You’ve Been Reading:About 4 months?

    Favorite Post:You’re Thanksgiving posts were great (I was one of the people telling you to roast your own beets, Adam), but then again, they’re all great.

    I Wish You’d Do More:Of everything

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook:Spaetzle. I tried it last night, and it didn’t quite work out, so now I’m on a mission.

  236. I was actually looking for an “Ask the Amateur Gourmet” link the other day until I realized I had hallucinated it. Still, I think that could be a good addition.

  237. Name: Devlyn

    Age: 28

    Gender: F

    Location: PDX, USA

    How You Discovered The Site: Looking for some recipe back in 2005ish?

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: 2++ years

    Favorite Post: Anything with the cartoons

    I Wish You’d Do More: Videos

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: A Goose

    I Wish You’d Review: My cooking!

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying New Yorkers

    Anything Else?: That’s about it. T.A.G. was one of the first foodie blogs I actually started reading. ^_^

  238. Name: Shelby

    Age: 24

    Gender: Female

    Location: Chicago, IL

    How You Discovered The Site: Through Orangette after a Google search for DiFara’s.

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: two years, though I’ve caught up through the archives

    Favorite Post: Wow – difficult. I liked the lobster roll video, and the chutzpah, truffles post.

    I Wish You’d Do More: snacks?

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Homemade sausage.

    I Wish You’d Review: DiFara’s – i know you recognize that you should have been there already, but you really, really should have. Get to it!!

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: gefilte fish, matzoh and ba-tempte pickle jars

    Anything Else?: I enjoy reading as much as you enjoy writing!

  239. Name: Bobbi

    Age: Thank god there are people older than me on this survey!

    Gender: F

    Location: Oak Park, CA – SoCal

    How you discovered the site: surfing. I’m 15 min from the coast. Food Blog Blogs and saw you on some others

    How long have you been reading: oh, about 4 hours. Anything’s better than making media pitches. Just found you today.

    Favorite Post: skimming the site so far but I love your style, the blogs on how to do a food blog. Yeah, I’m considering it too. Life + humor = hope. Keep it up.

  240. Name: Marianne

    Age: 27

    Gender: F

    Location: Maryland

    How You Discovered The Site: C&Z

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: Since about June 2004. Back when you were studying for the Bar. I felt like I had found a kindred spirit, another law student who loved food and didn’t seem terribly keen on the law.

    Favorite Post: Marcella Hazan’s CRAZY Tomato Sauce–it was the first recipe I actually cooked from your site. Simple but awesome and I have made it so many times since then. Thanks!

    I Wish You’d Do More: comic strip posts

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: offal (have you yet? I don’t think so)

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying: cupcakes

    Anything Else?: You inspire me to do something in life beyond the law. I ended up going the practicing attorney route, but I think of you often and I hope that I get brave enough to leave the law one day.

  241. Name: Pam

    Age: 40

    Gender: F

    Location: Hotlanta

    How You Discovered The Site: Link from Cityrag

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: 2 yrs

    Favorite Post: Can’t think of a specific one, but I like when things don’t go quite right

    I Wish You’d Do More: comic strip posts

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: mexican?

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying: drag queens

    Anything Else?: I learned to make tom kha gai from your website, and also discovered Martha Stewart’s chocolate cookie recipe, and I think discovered David Lebovitz through you, so for those things I am forver grateful.

  242. Name:lizzzo

    Age: 22

    Gender:girly

    Location:nyc

    How You Discovered The Site: first discovered you on serious eats and loved your writing style; witty, amusing, and maybe even a little educational.

    How Long You’ve Been Reading:since the beginning

    Favorite Post:toooo many to choose from! but i love that post on serious eats about your adventures in the food/hospitality industry.

    I Wish You’d Do More: stories like the early ones on serious eats!

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: more asian; malaysian, thai, etc.

    I Wish You’d Review: more places in brooklyn

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying sea rabbits! ( they come from Coney island!)

    Anything Else? : ) keep on keeping on

  243. Name:Emily

    Age:27

    Gender:Female

    Location:South Australia

    How You Discovered The Site:I have no idea. Probably via a link, possibly from Pim or Clotilde

    How Long You’ve Been Reading:1 year (approx)

    Favorite Post:Well,it was more a series of posts but your thanksgiving posts from 2007 were great

    I Wish You’d Do More:of what you are already doing

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook:Jam

    I Wish You’d Review:I have never been to NY and probably won’t in the near future so I have no idea.

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___:toast

    Anything Else?:

  244. Name: Camille

    Age: 33

    Gender: female

    Location: Seattle

    How You Discovered The Site: http://www.stumbleupon.com

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: 6 months, maybe?

    Favorite Post: the saran wrap story was great. or trying to make glo’s sauce. i like both your restaurant reviews (even though i don’t live in N.Y.) and your tutorials, but the tuts are my favorite. especially when they’re funny and have lots of pics. to me, your site is great because it’s awesome food, but with characters and stories too!

    I Wish You’d Do More: speech bubbles. funny tutorials or more of the occasional cheap, quickie. (those bodega beans are a new regular at my house.)

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: i like being a follower in this category. cook whatever you like.

    I Wish You’d Review: more stuff in Seattle! :)

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___:

    Anything Else?: i was hoping for more info on the fudge that your intern made. i’d have to look at it again, but i was left wanting either the recipe or more detail on the technique.

  245. Name: Plume

    Age: 32

    Gender: Female

    Location: Marseille, France

    How You Discovered The Site: I don’t remember, probably while reading another blog.

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: At least 2 years

    Favorite Post: Too many to decide…

    I Wish You’d Do More:

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook:

    I Wish You’d Review:

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: Sushi!

    Anything Else?:

  246. Name: MB

    Age: 24

    Gender: Female

    Location: North Bellmore, NY & Brooklyn (Downtown/Heights), NY

    How You Discovered The Site: Hmmm. I don’t really remember. But I can tell you one thing: I should have been working.

    How Long You’ve Been Reading: Since ’05, so 2-3 years

    Favorite Post: The Dinner I’m About To Make: Cavatappi with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Cannellini Beans — I went out and bought the ingredients to make it right away. Mmmmmm.

    I Wish You’d Do More: Home cookin’. I want to see more of what you cook yourself.

    I Wish You’d Attempt To Cook: Something in a pressure cooker. Anything — maybe an old shoe. Don’t really care.

    I Wish You’d Review: The equipment you use (pots, pans, knives, ingredients, etc.)

    You Should Have A Banner with Flying ___: assorted berries — but I read your feed, so tell me to go to the site.

    Anything Else?: You should feature the works of other food bloggers — maybe guest posts or reviews or something. Kind of like your virtual book tour, but the opposite — if that makes any sense at all — probably not. I’m walking away…

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