Currently browsing category

In the Kitchen

cupcake

Curse the Cupcakes

In a house filled with five girls, limited space constrains the contents of the refrigerator. Budget conscious college students, this also influenced our decision to share the cost of food we purchased. We pooled our funds to buy the collective eggs, milk, cheese, and bread. For the first six months, …

ramen

Truffle Oil on Ramen, Seasoned with Roach

  When you’re 23, starting your first job and paying rent you can barely afford, meal time frequently consists of pasta, PB & J, and ramen. So, when my roommate (who was making less money than me) began coming home from the grocery store with truffle oil, caviar, and other …

thrillist

Don’t Throw That Out!

  We’ve ALL had that roommate. The one who forgets to throw out her broccoli  and it rots in the vegetable bin. Of course, we wonder why did she even buy it in the first place? She rarely eats vegetables. But, for all the other items in the fridge whose …

culinary

The Culinary Institute Roommate

When I moved to New York City, I searched Craigslist for a roommate. I made a quick decision on an apartment when I met its accompanying roommate, a young woman whose profession might just have been one of the most significant foils to my flaw. During the typical get to …

Photo1 (7)

Blacklisted from The Food Co-Op

Its presence is legendary — a historical landmark in the foodie world of Brooklyn, frequented by both the Park Slope Stroller parents and the Former Hippies of Woodstock who now live in Brooklyn. The Food Coops’s simple neon sign delineates an invisible border for only the coveted few with membership. …

Photo1

Cerea-ously Obsessed

At any given time, there were approximately forty boxes of cereal lining the perimeter of our kitchen cabinets. They all belonged to my roommate who displayed the boxes proudly, similar to how my Grandmother showed off her antique doll collection. Except the cereal was not behind glass doors, locked in …

English: Individually wrapped slices of Americ...

His and Hers Cheese

I am not a cheesemonger. In fact, if I were to apply, it is unlikely the famous West Village Murray’s cheese shop would hire me based on my basic knowledge of parms and blues. However, compared to my boyfriend, I actually might have a chance at winning a ribbon at …

stove

It’s Gettin’ Hot In Here

My husband (he qualifies as a roommate) loves Karaoke. I have acquired a passion for it since our sixth date introduced me to the “bring your own booze” style rooms in back alley office buildings of New York City’s Korea town. Sometimes, I hear him singing as he walks around …

List of cakes

Cover Charge for (Ice Cream) Cake

In college, homemade was not a word we heard often, unless, it referred to boiling water for pasta. Definitely not for desserts — we were accustomed to Oreos or Pepperidge Farm cookies from a box. They hit the spot for late night cravings, but were nothing like just out of …