the case for the pourover

french press, keurig, the old faithful coffee pot. if there’s a way to brew coffee, its in our kitchen. after years of drinking copious amounts of coffee (i am a journalist, after all) in various brews, i’ve found what i believe to be the best. and the chef agrees.

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post-christmas wishlist

since we got engaged, we’ve had to do a lot of gift registering. we thought that would be the fun, easy part. who doesn’t want to pick out gifts for other people to buy them?! we were so wrong. it was super difficult, because we just don’t know where we’re going to live after the chef graduates from medical school. it could be houston, it could be new york city; it could be a four bedroom house with a lots of storage or a one bedroom apartment with no kitchen cabinets. anyway, here are a few of our favorite registry items, that we know we can use wherever we end up – and if you have some extra christmas cash to spend, we think this would be the perfect way to spend it.


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our culinary pilgrimage

you know how every time you watch HGTV, the couple looking for the house says they want hardwood floors, open concept and a “chef’s kitchen”? well those people are idiots. a chef’s kitchen is not granite countertops and huge islands with all stainless steel everything. chef’s kitchens are messy. they’re raw. they’re overflowing with knives and appliances and pots and pans. they kind of look like this.


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the hundred-foot journey

right now, chef meets girl is more like… just girl. the chef’s gone (for a month!) doing a rotation at a hospital out of town (like, way out of town!). he’ll be back by october, but i miss him like crazy. cooking just isn’t as fun without him.

before he left we went on a movie date and the flim was so good, i had to share!


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better late than never…

nearly a decade after this book came out, i finally picked it up. the movie popped up on hbo go the other day and i was tempted to watch, but i have this weird guilt-pang every time i think about watching a movie before reading the book. it sucks. it means i avoid a lot of movies.


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