POPSUGAR Food Top Chef Yummy Link: The Amateur Gourmet Almost Made It On Top Chef by Food 8/21/07 0 Shares Like us on Facebook Last week's Top Chef featured blogger Andrea Strong, but what would it have been like if it had featured the Amateur Gourmet? - The Amateur Gourmet Read More Amateur GourmetYummy LinksTop Chef Top Chef An Apple and Cabbage Salad For Your Day of Detox 5 Delicious Facts About Top Chef Host Padma Lakshmi Curtis Stone and Gail Simmons Made Big Changes in Their Kitchens For Baby Richard Blais's Beet and Apple Salad With Mustard Dressing Get inspired with our daily newsletter Tech Love and Sex Home Vegetarian Food DIY Sign up with By signing up, I agree to the Terms and to receive emails from POPSUGAR. Ultress 7 years Strong was needlessly bee achy, completely self-important with obviously no perspective on...well, life. You're a food blogger. Get over yourself. Not to say you had to treat the chefs with kid gloves...but she was obviously throwing jabs just for the fun of it. Loser. pjirick 7 years Actually, I don't think Amateur Gourmet would have done any better than Andrea, who was shockingly rude in my opinion. After reading AG's hateful review of Hell's Kitchen (which he does not even watch on a regular basis) turned me off of him completely, even going as far as unsubscribing to his blog. After Andrea's cutting comments on TC, I dropped her too, but at least Andrea is a professional in the food industry, as AG is exactly how he describes himself, amateur. lily314 7 years Andrea Strong was annoyingly snarky in her review. Her jokes fell flat and she came off as a total ... fill in the blank. I realize that snarkiness comes natural to critics, but, honestly, if you want to make fun of something, at least be funny about it or you'll just seem bitter. Amateur Gourmet is so much funnier, and I would have totally loved his take on Restaurant Wars. Too bad! veside 7 years It's kinda insane to think that they audition for the blogger part...the behind the scenes info is much appreciated,. AG. Better luck next time (maybe at your audition for SNL?) veside 7 years It's kinda insane to think that they audition for the blogger part...the behind the scenes info is much appreciated,. AG. Better luck next time (maybe at your audition for SNL?) ALSW 7 years I love that he sounds just as geeky as me!