Your Favorite Recipe, In The Comments

We’re on the road today (heading back from Palm Springs) so instead of leaving you dry with no food blog post, I thought I’d turn the tables and ask YOU to share your favorite recipe in the comments. Try to think of the recipe that you love the most then type it up down below; I have a feeling all of you reading this have some good recipes up your sleeves. Just don’t link to another recipe online: if you can type it up (and even better, put it into your own words) this comment section will have real value. As for me, my favorite recipe remains Cavatappi with Sun-Dried Tomatoes. I just can’t get enough of it. Have a great weekend, everyone!

Q&A, Take 2

Yesterday’s fun Q&A came to a quick halt when the comments stopped working in that post. I’m trying to get them to reappear (with help from Typepad), but in the meantime–if you have any questions you’d like to ask about food, cooking, the blog, or life in general, ask them below, and I’ll be sure to answer them right away!

Your Questions Answered Now!

It’s 1:10 PM here in Los Angeles and instead of writing a 2nd post today, I thought I’d take this opportunity to answer your questions. So go ahead and ask some questions in the comments—food questions, Amateur Gourmet questions, anything you’d like me to answer–and I’ll answer ’em. Here we go!

UPDATE: Comments are working again here, so feel free to ask more questions!

Where To Go and What To Eat in New Orleans?


This Friday I’m heading to New Orleans on a trip sponsored by the Louisiana Seafood Board, my first time there since I performed with my college improv comedy troupe at Tulane (where we slept on a frat house floor) and certainly the first time I’ve been there as a real eater. Many of the meals on the trip are already planned–we’re going to Bistro Maison de Ville, GW Fins, Commander’s Palace, Hansen’s Sno-Bliz and Drago’s Seafood Restaurant–but for those meals where we get to eat on our own, I’d love your advice. Where should we go? (I already know about August, Cochon and Cafe du Monde. I definitely plan to try at least 2 of those 3.) Also: for any free time that we have, what are your favorite things to do that aren’t food related in New Orleans? I hear there’s an albino alligator at the zoo. Thanks for your help!

Where To Have a Wedding Brunch in NYC?

My friend recently got engaged (woohoo!) and now she’s trying to figure out where to have her wedding in New York. I actually get e-mails quite a bit from people getting married in New York looking for venue suggestions and I rarely know what to tell them. So what say you, married New Yorkers? Where’s a good place for a wedding brunch that can seat 75 to 100 people and can close for a private event? If you use this advice yourself, I expect to be invited.

Where To Buy Ethical Meat?


My friend Rob wrote me the following e-mail yesterday and because it’s such a good question, I thought I’d answer it right here on the blog.

Hey Adam, I was reading reviews of [Jonathan Safran] Foer’s new book “Eating Animals” on being a vegetarian and renewing my pledge to only eat “humane” meat — free range, cruelty free, local, organic, etc. But I cannot for the life of me figure out which places are “approved.” Is there any way to figure this out? Would this make for a good blog? It seems to be a topic a lot of people are talking about… – Rob

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Kitchen Colors

We move to our new apartment a week from today (ahhh!!!), and this weekend my friend and new neighbor Rob and I are going to paint the new kitchen. The question: what color should we paint it!? Craig and I are leaning towards orange–check out this gallery of orange kitchens on Apartment Therapy–but I’m very curious to hear what you think. So what say you, readers: what color would you have your Amateur Gourmet paint his kitchen? The more specific, the better.

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