Kelly the Culinarian: Media meal: The Amateur Gourmet

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Media meal: The Amateur Gourmet

I have been meaning to read this book forever. Adam Roberts is the creator of The Amateur Gourmet, a great Web site that so many food bloggers aspire to. You'll have to check it out, it's a great site. What I love about the site is that even though he's a huge deal in the business now, the blog is still true to the original plan -- humorous and informative with point-and-shoot photos that make it still look like something my friends could be doing.

Anyhow, on to the book. It's just like the blog, except in novel form -- funny, eclectic and informative. Adam talks about his journey through food. He was in boring, soul-sucking law school and looking for something to be passionate about. Food was it.

And I can understand that. Food is a passionate subject. Religions and regions both dictate what one eats and tradition is a huge part of it too.

After discovering the power of food, Adam decides to share it with friends and discover how to do everything in the kitchen better. There's a chapter about shopping like a pro, cooking for your family and even cooking for a date. Great recipes and hilarious anecdotes abound.

This is worth picking up. Support a blogger, buy the book!


Katie Zeller said...

I've been thinking about picking it up...Thanks for the review.
I just have to figure out how to sneak yet another book about food into the house...
Now, how can I get the pig truck?

Pixie said...

I've yet to come across this blog so thanks for pointing it out. And thanks for stopping by :) Sorry liver isn't your thing lol, I promise chilli and pasta within the next couple of days. :)

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

I haven't come across this blog yet either Kelly. Looks like I am headed over there right now:D Keep up the interesting and informative posts:D