How many people does your fridge need to feed?
One: my roommate.
What do you usually eat for breakfast?
Honestly, I don’t eat breakfast. I just go to work and get a coffee.
Is there anything you eat every day?
At Spoon on 20th St. I eat there every day. I’m getting really sick of it. Actually, I do get breakfast there—I get their little breakfast rolls. And I get the lunch, too, and it’s a little expensive. They have two things: a meat or fish. I usually get the chicken.
I’ve been having lunch problems. Every time I want to go out for lunch, I don’t know what to do. I’m looking for more lunch options.
What item are you forbidden from purchasing right now?
I’m trying to get fat out of my diet. No more Indian food—it’s a little too fatty.
What’s the most delicious thing in here?
The most disgusting?
I don’t know—whatever my roommate’s got.
Probably the eggs.
Anything you regret buying?
I’ve eaten out for two years out here, and there’s nothing in the fridge. I’ve got to cook more this year.
What's your guilty pleasure?
The place up the street. It’s a Dominican spot. I get the steak with rice and beans and the whole thing. It’s not that bad and it’s only six bucks.
Where do you do most of your food shopping?
How much do you spend on groceries each week?
About $40 bucks.
How often do you go grocery shopping?
Once a month.
Is there anything in here that we would have found in your childhood fridge?
No. I love her to death, but my mom wasn’t a very good cook.
What do you wish you had in here?
OK, this is what I want: more staples, and jars of pickled things. Things I can just snack on. More cheeses. Some breads. Hummus, maybe? I don’t know. I love sprats with a little cheese, a little rye bread, a little dill. It’s very eastern European. I went to Queens and bought a big thing of sprats. I don’t have it now but I wish that was in there.
Matthew works in real estate and lives in Bushwick, Brooklyn. He’s holding a jar of HP Sauce and a mug.