Sunday, July 22, 2007

amy finley wins my heart

i have to admit, i jumped up on my couch and clapped when i found out that san diego-based mom, amy finley, will be the next food network star. i also have to say that i predicted it way back when. i wonder if her show is going to be called "the next door gourmet"? anyway, here's a little q & a i found with amy on the food network's website.

Age: 33
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
Occupation: Mom, freelance writer, freelance caterer
Favorite restaurant: Tandor in San Diego
Food specialty: Indian
Interests: Yoga, reading, travel
Favorite Food Network chef
: Giada De Laurentis
Favorite Food Network show: Everyday Italian, Food 911
Three people, alive or dead, that you'd like to invite to a dinner party: My grandpa Harold, my husband Greg, my husband's grandmother Raymonde Suguet
Three foods you can't live without (other than bread or water)
: Cheese, chocolate, steak
Culinary inspirations
: Julia Child, French grandmothers
Culinary secret weapon
: A sharp knife
Favorite food
: Eggplant
Food you won't go near
: Veal
Weirdest thing you've ever eaten
: Goat head tacos
Favorite food destination
: Paris
Why do you think you should be The Next Food Network Star: I'm going to help people have more joie de vivre in their lives by illuminating the food culture of the ultimate romantic, glamorous, stylish, foodie city – Paris.

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