The Food Pornographer: What's in My Fridge

Brianne DiSylvester

Photo by The Food Pornographer
Every Friday in our "What's in My Fridge" feature, we'll be chatting with a different food blogger, asking them about their favorite foods and what's in their fridge.

This week, I interviewed the elusive gal known only as The Food Pornographer, or TFP for short. She lives in Perth, Australia, with her partner, Jac, and two cats, Billy Lee and Pixel. Find out what she never leaves a fast food joint without, which savory dish she eats in the morning, and what takes her months to eat.


Tell me about your blog?

I take photos and write about the food I eat, which includes home cooking, takeaway and junk food, family meals and bento lunches, and restaurant reviews. Most of the home-cooked meals featured on the site have been cooked by my partner, Jac. I share photos of our cats regularly on the blog, too.

What's in your fridge right now?
Photo by The Food Pornographer

Photo by The Food Pornographer

Lots of stuff! In the door: cheese, eggs, vanilla essence, lime juice, sweet chilli sauce, lemon juice, mint sauce, sriracha sauce, maple syrup, steak sauce, tomato sauce, barbecue sauce, Paul Newman salad dressing, Korean BBQ sauce, water, orange juice, tomato juice, soy milk. In the fridge: various curry pastes (Indian, Thai, and Malaysian), creamy seafood sauce, my favourite dairy-free chocolate mud spread, tofutti dairy-free cream cheese, assorted relishes and chutneys, marmalade, strawberry jam, margarine, chocolate, tuna, tinned marinated octopus, half a dozen different mustards, various kinds of pickles, a rather stout two-liter bottle of tomato sauce, prunes, cooking cream, olives, Vegemite, leftovers (including half a tin of corn kernels, half a cabanossi sausage, and homemade garlic and salt pizza).

What must you always have in your fridge and can't live without?

For me, there are always leftovers, as I hate to waste food. Jac sometimes intentionally cooks extra so there will be leftovers that I can eat for breakfast. I love having leftover fried rice or curry in the fridge that I can eat for breakfast (yes, really! :D). For Jac, condiments are a must-have in the fridge -- in fact, most of the items in our fridge are condiments. We always have lots of sauces, mustards and pickles -- no meal is complete for Jac without the perfect matching condiment(s). 

What is the weirdest thing in there?

I don't think this is that weird, but some people might -- we have a container of leftover condiments we've kept from takeaway/fast food places -- barbecue sauce, tomato sauce, sweet and sour sauce, sachets of salad dressing. We save them to use on picnics or pack them in lunches we take to work.

What's the most embarrassing thing in there?

Probably the forgotten half-eaten Christmas pudding on the bottom shelf I discovered while taking the photos! Let me emphasise it's NOT from Christmas (that wouldn't just be embarrassing, it would be GROSS!) -- but trust me, it's kind of ... old. Well, it WAS old. I threw it out after I took the photo! 

What's your guilty pleasure food wise?

My favourite lollies (candy) or chocolates ... I don't eat many sweets, but when I do, I eat them a tiny bit at a time. A Cadbury Creme Egg will last me a couple of weeks. A box of Junior Mints can last me a couple of months! I'm working on a bag of Cola gummy bears right now -- they will take me a while.  

What do you wish was in there?

Right now, I wish I had some Chicken McNuggets in the fridge. I love snacking on cold leftover Chicken McNuggets straight out of the fridge. I can eat them any time. Like right now, damn it.

Favorite part of the fridge?

I love the bottle rack on the second shelf (that you lay the bottles down on). I've never owned a fridge that has one. Our fridge is less than a year old and I still get a thrill laying bottles down on the bottle rack. I just think it's a great practical space-saving idea. And I like pretending I'm putting the bottles to sleep on their rack. 

Anything weird or interesting you want to tell us about your fridge? 

This is the first silver fridge I've ever owned. I'm still in awe of its shininess. It's especially thrilling because for the first time as an adult, all my kitchen appliances match -- silver everything! Fridge, dishwasher, oven, stove, kettle, toaster, sandwich maker ...

What's on the outside of your fridge?

Enjo instruction cards, a cooking temperature chart that Jac refers to when she roasts meat, an ad for a local Mexican restaurant, mini magnetic salt and pepper grinders that we use at meals, a photo of my nieces Ruby and Zoe, a postcard featuring cat cartoon.  There are two souvenir fridge magnet clips from Geraldton and Kalgoorlie, two towns in Western Australia.

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