Monday, May 17, 2010
Amateur Gourmet (Cooking)
REVIEWED BY: Ann Currie
MY RECOMMENDATION: Yes
AMAZON SUBSCRIPTION LINK: Amateur Gourmet
WEB ADDRESS: www.amateurgourmet.com
BLOG DESCRIPTION: The Amateur Gourmet is a funny food blog filled with recipes, restaurant reviews, food videos and original songs.
MY REVIEW: This is an entertaining cooking blog that runs the gamut from banana pudding (the real thing with 'nilla wafers) to a visit to a local restaurant to see how sushi is made to "Made up Minestrone". All along with very interesting running commentary. The writing is great.
When recipes are given, the ingredients are listed, the instructions are clear with pictures to help.
It is a great mix of true gourmet, down home food, and amusing anecdotes. Adam doesn't talk down to his readers. In the post about sushi, he doesn't assume one knows everything about sushi, nor does he start at the bottom. You feel like you are there at the bar, experiencing the moment - learning all along. He posts frequently (almost every day).
And anyone from New York who takes on Collard Greens knows his stuff when he quotes the Lee Brothers - a reliable source, and Pimento cheese.
In his post for February 22 (Ten Rules for Food Blogging) I loved No. 5 “Update frequently, at least three times a week.”
This guys brilliant and he cooks!!!
--How to make your own Matzoh
--Nick and Toni's Peni Alla Vecchia Bettola
--Where to eat in New York
Ann Currie publishes:
My Life a Bit South of Normal
Silver Pieces: The Strange and Peculiar