Introducing The Reluctant Gourmet

I’ve already introduced Kristin, who wrote the chapter on canning for my upcoming book, Starting From Scratch. (You can still get that sample chapter.) And I’ve introduced Dinneen, who wrote about the health benefits of cooking from scratch.

Today I’m happy to introduce the next contributor, someone you may have already heard of, The Reluctant Gourmet.

He’s been at the food blogging game for a decade, so I won’t be surprised if you already know him.

Who is The Reluctant Gourmet?

The Reluctant Gourmet, a former Wall Street bond broker, was frustrated by cookbooks and magazines that presumed him to be a gourmet-cooking expert just because he wanted to eat like one. He created the Reluctant Gourmet website as a “cooking guide for the novice from a novice”.

Ten years ago, he decided, “I’ve got to eat, so why not learn to cook and eat well?” Since then, RG has shared his daily path as a new home cook “learning the ropes” with millions of cooking novices from across the world.

RG helps other home cooks become more skilled and confident in their own kitchens. His website provides how-to articles, photos, and interviews with top chefs giving his visitors the tools they need to tackle even the most ambitious of gourmet dishes, regardless of their cooking experience. now publishes a cooking and recipe blog to keep RG’s fans current on his latest cooking adventures. The site’s “Novice to Pro” presents interviews with top chefs, and “Culinary School Resource Center” connects aspiring professional cooks to top schools in the culinary world.

Hop on over to RG’s site for a look at what he’s got to offer. And don’t forget to request the sample chapter, and I’ll notify you as soon as the book is done and ready to order.