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And On The Subject Of Sandwiches...

New York Carey Jones 1 comment

[ Photo: Amateur Gourmet ] Adam Roberts, the Amateur Gourmet, claims to have found New York's best tuna sandwich at The New French in the West Village—a fresh tuna steak, oil-poached (he guesses) and cubed, with lemon aioli on... More

Meet & Eat: Adam Roberts, The Amateur Gourmet

New York Laren Spirer 12 comments

[Photos: Adam Roberts] Today there are literally millions of food blogs, but back in 2004, it was rare to see someone pull out a camera at a restaurant or post pictures of their culinary creations. Adam Roberts, also known... More

Adam Roberts' Final 12 Hours in New York

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Adam Roberts (aka The Amateur Gourmet) shares how he would spend his final 12 hours in New York City, starting with Murray's Bagels, heading to Joe The Art of Coffee, getting lunch at Katz's Deli, and eating dinner at Jean-Georges.... More

Behind the Bleeps: What Bourdain Really Said

Adam Kuban 4 comments

That Amateur Gourmet video interview with Anthony Bourdain? The bleeped bits? Damn. Strong stuff. As reported on AmGour: "On Sandra Lee: 'She should be taken to Guantanamo and waterboarded.'" And that's not even the worst of it.... More

Deliciousness Alert: Bouchon Bakery Pesto Croissants

New York Ed Levine 3 comments

I was minding my own business ordering a piece of the delectable focaccia of the day at Bouchon Bakery when the guy ringing up my order said, "I went to grad school with Adam Roberts (The Amateur Gourmet). You should... More

Amateur Gourmet Adam Roberts Revealed as Semi-Pro in New Book

Ed Levine 6 comments

Serious Eats contributing editor Adam Roberts, (aka The Amateur Gourmet) has just published his first book, The Amateur Gourmet: How to Shop, Chop, and Table Hop Like a Pro (Almost). Although we are obviously biased here at Serious Eats, it's a damn good read. Sweet, smart, and generously spirited, the book is a funny, honest, gustatory coming-of-age saga. Most interesting, it's not just a collection of blog posts. In fact, Roberts takes his blog posts as a jumping-off point and weaves an engaging narrative. Think of it as a cozy, urban fooddunnit. Full disclosure: I wrote a blurb for the back jacket of the book because I genuinely like it. Roberts is doing what is apparently becoming (according to the... More

AGTV: (Lobster) Roll Your Own

The Serious Eats Team 19 comments

Will the heat of the kitchen force the Amateur Gourmet to seek professional help? Find out as Adam Roberts battles a lobster in an attempt to make the tasty crustacean into lobster rolls—with help from Rebecca Charles (Pearl Oyster Bar). More

'I've Never Had a Christmas Ham'

Adam Roberts 14 comments

In this week's gusticomic, The Amateur Gourmet forsakes Jewish tradition in favor of pine and swine. How does his first Christmas ham turn out? Oy veh! More

'Good Take-Out Vietnam'

Adam Roberts 13 comments

In today's installment, our hero takes a culinary trip to the other side of the globe. More

A Blind Date at Babbo

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A few months ago, at the end of September, John Kessler--former food critic for the Atlanta Journal-Constiution and one of our nation's best food writers--e-mailed me. John and I met back when I lived in Atlanta. He wrote a really kind and thorough piece about me just when I was starting out (you can read it here; you have to register and then wither at the sight of my horrible picture (the photographer insisted on using a fish-eyed lens: never fall for that!)) and we've stayed in touch ever since. Last year he took me to a fashion show; more recently he e-mailed me after my Alain Ducasse post to warn me about compromising my integrity. (I haven't eaten... More


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Tonight I met Craig's mom and sister for the first time (they're visiting from Washington State) at one of my favorite restaurants, Prune. The reservation was for 8:30 and Craig and I arrived at 8 to have drinks at the bar. When Craig's mom and sister arrived (at exactly 8:30, perfectly prompt) the hostess told us that it'd just be a few minutes longer. We weren't seated until almost 9. But guess what? We didn't care! Why? Service! They were so nice about it. The hostess took our coats, our bookbags (mine was especially heavy because I just got my manuscript back from my editor with line edits!) and then helped make room for us at the bar. The... More

'How Moist Was My Turkey'

Adam Roberts 14 comments

The Amateur Gourmet's comic Thanksgiving. More

Chutzpah, Truffles, and Alain Ducasse

Adam Roberts 1 comment

Continue reading... About the author: Adam Roberts is The Amateur Gourmet. His book, The Amateur Gourmet, will be published by Bantam/Dell in summer 2007.... More

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