Amanda's Kids' Lunch

Lunch Gets the Balthazar Treatment

By • December 13, 2012 • 3 Comments


Today's glimpse into the twins' lunch is making us jealous, yet again. Here's Amanda:

Sandwiches made from the best sandwich bread ever created, Balthazar brioche bread, homemade aioli (made the night before for some roasted fish and potatoes), sweet lettuce leaves, and smoked ham. And by the way, yes, my kids complain about their lunches just like every other kid in the world does.

But when a lunch like this is topped off with a chocolate cookie (also from Balthazar), who could find room to complain?

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Adam Roberts, Amateur Gourmet and Author of Secrets of the Best Chefs

By • December 11, 2012 • 0 Comments


We're sitting down with our favorite writers and cooks to talk about their upcoming cookbooks, their best food memories, and just about anything else.

Today: Adam Roberts catches up with us over a virtual cup of coffee.

If you've ever opened an internet browser with a food blog as your destination, chances are you're well acquainted with Adam Roberts. He's been blogging as the Amateur Gourmet since 2004 -- he's a veteran at this point, a wise cook, toeing the line between amateur and full-on professional. 

His recent publication of Secrets of the Best Chefs: Recipes, Techniques, and Tricks from America's Greatest Cooks is only further evidence of his skill, and of our inkling that Roberts long graduated from the kitchen fumblng his title might suggest. 



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