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Amy Finley's New Show: That Didn't Take Long
Monday, August 27, 2007 | posted by Mike

First off, thanks for all of the well-wishes for the new job. As I said, I'm really looking forward to it.

On to more pressing issues, however.

Never one to let more than a month go by without a new show debuting, the Food Network has just announced a start date for The Gourmet Next Door starring Next Food Network Star winner Amy Finley. Sunday, October 14th at noon will mark the debut of the show which makes "the epicurean easy."

Take it away Mr. Tuschman:

Amy’s infectious, easy going personality and approach to creating simple, impressive dishes will appeal to our food loving audience,” said Bob Tuschman, Senior Vice President, Programming for Food Network. “We couldn’t be happier with America’s choice as the new Food Network “Star” and we think Amy will fit in perfectly to our line-up.”

Viewers of the competition show will know that Amy isn't going to settle for a simple mac-and-cheese recipe, so it should be no surprise that the menu for her program skews toward the fancy:

With timesaving tips and tricks, Amy will demonstrate how to turn your everyday meals into gourmet feasts. Whether it’s a Moroccan Chicken with Squash and Dried Plums, Grilled Flank Steak with Shallot and Red Wine Sauce or one of her sweet treats like Amy's Freaky Good Apple Tart, one thing is for certain – she'll have you going from no star to four-star in no time flat!

As a relatively new homeowner, I certainly understand the appeal of higher-end fare like the stuff that Amy will be cooking. Although FN has been moving toward a "quick and easy" roster of chefs, there is certainly still a need for the kind of food you would be proud to serve to company when they come over.



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