I mean, who doesn't like to snoop on other people's eating habits? It's voyeuristic without being creepy and there's something satisfying about seeing what these celebrities eat on the reg. But.... let's be honest. Their fridges can't always been that stocked to the brim of perfect ingredients. Mine, for example, is usually fairly full of good meats and vegetables, but other times... well, here's what a fictional interviewer might run into on an average Wednesday night.
The Fridge Report: Maggie Tharp, Food Writer
Maggie Tharp: Yeah... It's the middle of the week, so both the husband and I are too busy to run out for groceries. We've been ordering Chinese off GrubHub a lot.
IFM: Chinese takeout? Aren't you a food writer?
MT: Honestly, I had enough cuisine last week to satisfy me for a month. You need to change it up every now and then.
IFM: Right. Well, looks like you have a lot of tupperware. What are we working with here?
MT: Let's see, there's some carnitas in there. Braised about 8 pounds of pork last Sunday and honestly, we're just sick of it. And beef jerky. That's my husband's. He's into that kind of stuff. A couple random sauces, the end of a bag of cheese, some really old arepas... That's about it, really.
IFM: And steak.
MT: And the steak.
IFM: What are your plans for that?
MT: Leave it out for an hour or so (that can make an ok steak into an awesome one, trust me), sear it 2 and a half maybe 3 minutes on each side, rest it for 10 – and that'll do it.
MT: Oh yeah, there's cabbage in there.
IFM: Cabbage. Solid choice. One more thing, what's the brown stuff in the tub on the top shelf?
MT: Well... it was guacamole.
IFM: Oh... that's nasty.
IFM: Well, this has been... different. Anything else you want to show? What's the best thing in your fridge?
MT: Well, it's not the best, but it's been here the longest. [Opens freezer, points out cheap vanilla vodka.]
MT: Pumpkin pie shots from a Halloween party last year. It's a little gross by itself.
IFM: Just last year, huh? Well that's good. Anyways thanks for opening your fridge up to us. I think I speak for all my readers when I say I really hope you go to the grocery store soon.