Gourmet Next Door

The Gourmet Next Door was a television show on cooking, telecast on the Food Network. The show was hosted by Amy Finley, who was the first woman to win “The Next Food Network Star” – another popular show of Food Network.


The Gourmet Next Door was telecast in October 2007, and ran for only 6 episodes before going off air, suddenly. Finley withdrew from hosting the remaining episodes of the show owing to her personal family obligations, after moving to Burgundy, France, with her husband and children. A second season of the show was scheduled to be produced for which Finley was again approached. However, she rejected the offer saying she couldn’t handle the stress that followed being a television personality.


The Gourmet Next Door television show had been so named because of the ease with which Finley demonstrated her high class cooking, as a participant, for “The Next Food Network Star”. Finley has authored a book called “How to Eat a Small Country : A Family’s pursuit of Happiness One Meal at a Time”. The book which has been released by Random House, records the events and reasons which led Finley to abruptly end shooting for the Gourmet Next Door show.

Gourmet Next Door Blogs

Boy Next Door To Greek God- Ben Affleck’s Special Diet

Boy Next Door To Greek God- Ben Affleck’s Special Diet On : 18-Aug-2012 By : anamika reddy

  Known for his roles in Armageddon, Pearl Harbor and Chasing Amy, film maker, director, and actor Ben Affleck went on a strict diet for his look in his new movie "The Town". Ben Affleck is very dedicated to his work outs and diet. His...

Next Food Network Star - Scandal!

Next Food Network Star - Scandal! On : 15-Jul-2007 By : Melissa

The LAST thing I ever thought I'd see on a Food Network show is scandal.  But sure enough.. This week's challenges started out easy enough.  Our boys and girls had to do a little press for themselves and the show on XM's Ron and Fezz. ...

Amy Wins Next Food Network Star!

Amy Wins Next Food Network Star! On : 05-Aug-2007 By : Melissa

Well, unless you've been living under a culinary rock, you should know that Amy Finley "Outwitted, Outplayed, and Outlasted" the other contestants in "Next Food Network Star".  And what a ride it was!   caption: The...

Next Food Network Star - And Then There Were Three

Next Food Network Star - And Then There Were Three On : 09-Jul-2007 By : Melissa

Curse you, Food Network!  You double-crossed me and turned me into a liar!  I wrote who my guess was on the winner, and you cut them this week!  Ooooh you..... Anyway, this week, by far, had the coolest and most intimidating challenge yet:  Iron Chef ...

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