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My Friend Josh


One of the best people that I know is my friend Josh Phillipson. You may recognize Josh’s name because he was the one who urged me to start The Amateur Gourmet in the first place.

My Secret Blog

Hi Amateur Gourmet readers, I have a secret: I’ve been blogging behind your back. A few weeks ago, I started a blog using my own name: heyadamroberts.com.

My Secret Blog

Hi Amateur Gourmet readers, I have a secret: I’ve been blogging behind your back. A few weeks ago, I started a blog using my own name: heyadamroberts.com.

OK, I Lied: It Sucks To Cook After Work


Remember that time that I was a full-time food blogger? And I had the nerve to say things like: “You can cook after work!

OK, I Lied: It Sucks To Cook After Work


Remember that time that I was a full-time food blogger? And I had the nerve to say things like: “You can cook after work!

We Got Married (The Wedding Post)


I was never a wedding person. Growing up, I’d watch the wedding scene in The Sound of Music and fantasize about writing a great musical someday.

We Got Married (The Wedding Post)


I was never a wedding person. Growing up, I’d watch the wedding scene in The Sound of Music and fantasize about writing a great musical someday.

My New Career: T.V. Writer


Ok, it’s time to spill the beans: starting next month, I’m going to be a staff writer on the new ABC Dan Savage-inspired sitcom “The Real O’Neals,” starring Martha Plimpton!

My New Career: T.V. Writer


Ok, it’s time to spill the beans: starting next month, I’m going to be a staff writer on the new ABC Dan Savage-inspired sitcom “The Real O’Neals,” starring Martha Plimpton!

Quick Queso with Chorizo (and Other Tex-Mex Delights)


Sometimes it’s nice to cook for friends who favor a particular cuisine because it steers you in a new direction.

Quick Queso with Chorizo (and Other Tex-Mex Delights)


Sometimes it’s nice to cook for friends who favor a particular cuisine because it steers you in a new direction.

On Cats and Gender

Hey folks, here’s an essay I wrote for Medium on Saturday called, “What My Cat Taught Me About Gender.” Check it out!

On Cats and Gender

Hey folks, here’s an essay I wrote for Medium on Saturday called, “What My Cat Taught Me About Gender.” Check it out!

Let’s Go To A Chinese Supermarket!


Recently I became friends with an Amateur Gourmet reader named Peggy who works in T.V. out here in L.A.

Let’s Go To A Chinese Supermarket!


Recently I became friends with an Amateur Gourmet reader named Peggy who works in T.V. out here in L.A.

Rice Gone Wild, Salmon Adventures & The Night I Served A Pork Chop To A Vegetarian


Necessity is the mother of invention (its Baby Mama, if you will) and so it was that a few weeks ago I had carrots, onions, celery, and some Arborio rice on hand and because I didn’t feel like food shopping that evening, I set out to make a risotto with just water.

Rice Gone Wild, Salmon Adventures & The Night I Served A Pork Chop To A Vegetarian


Necessity is the mother of invention (its Baby Mama, if you will) and so it was that a few weeks ago I had carrots, onions, celery, and some Arborio rice on hand and because I didn’t feel like food shopping that evening, I set out to make a risotto with just water.

Raspberry Ricotta Cake


You’ve heard of one-pot meals, but have you heard of one-cake desserts? That’s not a thing, but it should be.

Raspberry Ricotta Cake


You’ve heard of one-pot meals, but have you heard of one-cake desserts? That’s not a thing, but it should be.

Artichokes: Just Boil Them


Ugh, artichokes. At some point, I espoused my philosophy–”Artichokes: Not Worth It”–and then slightly changed my tune when I stuffed them with breadcrumbs and cheese and baked them.


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