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Opinionator  Gourmet Live NY Times Recipe Search Engine

Amanda was busy last week -- she was featured in the New York Times (twice) and named one of Gourmet Live's 50 women game-changers!

• Read Amanda's conversation with Virginia Heffernan about foodies vs. techies (are they so different?) in the New York Times Opinionator blog here.

• Find out where she ranked among Gourmet Live's 50 women game-changers and take a look at all the great women she was listed with here.

• See Julia Moskin's take on recipe search engines in the New York Times (with a nod to Amanda's recent soapbox rant about Google's new recipe search) here.


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over 4 years ago ellenl

Amanda, congrats!!!!--"the genius food52....", and it really is genius as well as so much fun, so educational, and so much else!


over 4 years ago zest in the midwest

While I appreciated the discussion regarding "foodies" and "techies", am I the only one who thought it took place in a rather narrow vacuum? Two very chic educated urban women who work for the NY Times does not a well rounded discussion make. There were no nods to the fact that a great deal of our population has scarce resources, nor necessarily the time to dwell on these issues. I am all for higher discourse, and feel incredibly passionately about encouraging everyone, especially our children to eat real food. But I would love to see more thought given to the whole population.


over 4 years ago Sasha (Global Table Adventure)

Hey, I live in Tulsa, Oklahoma. While I think the intent was just a debate between two women, not necessarily the state of the country... I can see where you are coming from. So here's a little representation from the middle of the country...

I'm happy to report that, even out here, I can find farmer's markets, international grocers, and so forth. While a greater proportion of the community doesn't take advantage of these resources (which is so sad), they are available and growing in size every year. In terms of resources and time - I hear ya. This is a never ending battle in my wallet and schedule. The key seems to be to make it easier for the great majority of the population to shop smarter and make healthy choices as mindless as pulling up to the golden arches. I have my doubts as to whether or not that can ever materialize but - at least for my family - I can make the best decisions I can and being in Tulsa doesn't restrict me as much as I would have originally thought. Towns with a population of 188 is a whole other problem...


over 4 years ago Sasha (Global Table Adventure)

I enjoyed the debate re: foodies vs. techies. I agree that we can be mindful eaters, even when convenience is necessary.


over 4 years ago Daphne

Wow, fabulous conversation with Heffernan!


over 4 years ago ibbeachnana

Gourmet Live, my favorite iPad place!


over 4 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Congratulations Amanda, I thought the interview was great and its wonderful that you made the 50 list. Brilliant!


over 4 years ago lorigoldsby

Congrats Amanda! So happy to see you and food52 in the spotlight. Also loved your conversation with Heffernan. Your points were articulate and thought provoking, and it's good to see it's not an all or nothing lifestyle. There are days (for whatever reasons) that it's carryout or frozen but I think you made the point eloquently that it's about sharing time and showing love to our families. Thank you.


over 4 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Congratulations, Amanda. You are so wonderfully in your element.


over 4 years ago phyllis

Congratulations!!! Don't agree with everyone on the 50 list but well-deserved inclusion. Julia's article was spot on as were your observations.


over 4 years ago pierino

pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

Does Gourmet still have a pulse? I mean RACHAEL RAY?????. Someone who is famous for factual errors and blurring words and concepts into non-stop giggles. Her Amsterdam $40 show amounted to, "Hey Sailor."

And Julie Powell? Come on.


over 4 years ago wssmom

Well, the list did say most important, not best ...


over 4 years ago wssmom

If it were best, we know where Amanda would be!