Kevin from Closet Cooking: What's In My Fridge

Brianne DiSylvester

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 our first guy -- Kevin from Closet Cooking. This food blogger is a computer engineer by day and lives in Toronto, Canada. Find out why he has one of the most organized fridges I've ever seen, why it's always dark, and what Asian dish he makes from scratch -- hint, it's not egg-rolls. 

Tell me about your blog.

My meals used to be boring, but now I have resolved to never eat a dull meal again. Closet Cooking chronicles my tasty adventures in discovering new and tasty food.

What's in your fridge right now?

I tend to do all of my grocery shopping on Saturday and since it is mid week now, you can see a mix of fresh produce that is still left on the middle shelf and leftovers in zip-lock containers on the top shelf. I like to portion out all of my leftovers in individual servings in zip-lock containers for quick and easy meals for the rest of the week. You can also see two larger zip-lock containers of homemade kimchi on the bottom right shelf. Most of the condiments and jars are hidden behind everything. Note: the light bulb in my fridge has burnt out and needs to be replaced. :)

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

I think that would have to be a tie between the kimchi and feta. Kimchi, a spicy Korean fermented/pickled cabbage, is one of my favorite foods right now, and I always grab a batch or two on the go. Feta is easily my favourite cheese, and I use it on pretty much a daily basis from topping salads to using it in other dishes.

What is the weirdest thing in there?

Probably the kimchi.  Before I tried it I would not have thought of making my own.

What's the most embarrassing thing in there?

There is a bottle of Cheese Whiz in the back of the fridge that rarely gets used, but every once in a while I get cravings.

What's your guilty pleasure food wise?

Desserts and sweets in general. Though with all of the great fresh fruits and berries in the summer it's hard to resist using them to make something sweet. Note the sour cherry compote on top of the kimchi and the raspberry white chocolate crème brulee in the red ramekin on the top shelf. Mmmm!

What do you wish was in there?

I have it right now. The grey bag next to the kimchi on the bottom floor contains a basket of perfectly ripe, plump and juicy sweet cherries that I have been enjoying all week. One of my favorite treats of the summer!

Where is your fave place to shop?

The Farmers' Market. During the summer it is packed with beautiful fresh local produce. I walk for a half an hour to get to it every Saturday morning and then haul all of that great produce back to my place.

What's on the outside of your fridge?

Nothing. The inside is always packed and chaotic so it's nice that the outside is clean and orderly.

What are you up to now?

Eating breakfast and then it's off to work.

Question, readers: Have you ever tried kimchi?


Image (top to bottom): Closet Cooking; Closet Cooking

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