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Adam Roberts
Adam Roberts is the creator of the award-winning food blog, The Amateur Gourmet, now in its 7th year. In addition to hosting three web shows for Food Network online, Roberts is the author of "The Amateur Gourmet" (Bantam/Dell) and is currently writing a cookbook for Artisan Books. You can find him on Twitter at @amateurgourmet.

Entries by Adam Roberts

Whatever, Martha

(15) Comments | Posted October 23, 2013 | 9:18 AM

Last week, Martha Stewart caused something of an uproar in the blogger community when she said, in an interview with Bloomberg TV: "Who are these bloggers? They're not editors at Vogue magazine...I mean, there are bloggers writing recipes...

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10 Food Rules Worth Breaking

(54) Comments | Posted April 29, 2013 | 11:09 AM


Most of us know the rules when it comes to cooking: wash your hands after handling raw chicken, don't wash a cast iron skillet with soap, etc. Yet, over my many years of cooking (both with...

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10 Quick Ways To Become A Better Cook

(100) Comments | Posted November 13, 2012 | 10:00 AM


Today my cookbook SECRETS OF THE BEST CHEFS arrives on shelves all around the country. As a self-taught but enthusiastic home cook (aka: The Amateur Gourmet), I spent a year cooking with 50 of the nation's best chefs -- from Alice Waters to...

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Waiter, Don't Take My Plate Away

(94) Comments | Posted February 29, 2012 | 4:12 PM

At this point, you've probably heard my hit country song "Waiter, Don't Take My Plate Away" (click that if you missed it) and you're now singing the lyrics to yourself as you go through your day. That's to be expected.

What's not to be expected is that the...

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Reasons to Roast a Chicken

(66) Comments | Posted May 17, 2011 | 9:12 AM

It occurred to me recently that there are people on this earth who don't know how to roast a chicken.

I find that remarkable because of all the many different things that I've cooked over the years, nothing is more simple or more satisfying than a roast chicken dinner....

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Let Them Eat Cake (Why Junk Food Is OK For Kids, In Moderation)

(353) Comments | Posted May 9, 2011 | 11:58 AM

According to the C.D.C., "childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years." As a New York Times Op-Ed piece stated in 2008: "Tens of millions of young people will be at risk of illness and death unless this country commits to reversing, not...

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10 Things That You're Doing Wrong at Restaurants

(1151) Comments | Posted May 2, 2011 | 11:24 PM

I've been eating at restaurants my entire life, having grown up to parents who didn't cook and who love eating out more than life itself. The following tips are culled from a lifetime of dining out with them and also from my own experiences as an adult eating at restaurants...

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