As the season three winner of The Next Food Network Star, Amy Finley went on to host The Gourmet Next Door.

Amy is an avid traveler who loves food. She attended culinary school in France (Gregoire Ferrandi's Ecole Superieure de Cuisine Francaise) and has authored a travel book on Italy. Amy wants to inspire viewers to cook simple, beautiful food.

In 2008 she helped launched a column in Bon Appetit about cooking for your family, and in early 2011, Amy finished writing her first book, How to Eat a Small Country. In the book, she chronicles her family's travels as they cooked and ate their way through France. In addition to writing, Amy is a stay-at-home mom and lives with her husband and two children in San Diego, California.

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