How many people does your fridge need to feed?
What do you usually eat for breakfast?
A yogurt, cereal, or sometimes an English muffin.
Is there anything you eat every day?
I make the same things a lot for dinner. Like stir fry, or a casserole that my family has a recipe for, which is my favorite. I make it every couple of weeks. It’s orzo and wine and Parmesan cheese and then whatever else you want—I usually do mushrooms and scallions and either real meat or fake meat. I usually make a big batch of stuff on Sunday nights and then that’s what I have for the week.
What item are you forbidden from purchasing right now?
Very salty things, which I disobey a little bit—I have an addiction to kimchi. Frozen dinners are also not good. I’ve been on a pretty strict diet for over a year, partly to lose weight and partly for high cholesterol. It’s limiting—not a lot of salt. I tally everything that I eat every day. It’s a huge pain in the ass. I use an app called Fitness Pal.
What’s the most delicious thing in here?
The kimchi. Or the perogies.
The most disgusting?
The old sour cream.
The soy sauce is a candidate, since I can’t really eat it any more.
What's your guilty pleasure?
Crab cakes. I love crab cakes.
Where do you do most of your food shopping?
One a week, sometimes a little more.
How much do you spend on groceries each week?
Between $50 and $100.
How often do you go grocery shopping?
Our local C-Town. Sometimes in Manhattan I’ll stop by Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods, but usually not, I’m too lazy.
What percentage of your meals do you prepare at home?
Probably 75%. I bring salads or sandwiches to work most days—same deal with the salt. Usually I make my own salad dressing.
Is there anything in here that we would have found in your childhood fridge?
No, not really. Popsicles would be the closest thing. And English muffins. Yogurt, but not Greek yogurt. Definitely not tofu or Swiss cheese—we had American singles and whatnot.
What do you wish you had in here?
Everything that’s not in my diet, so, lots of things: ice cream, any kind of breaded, fried type things, bacon…
Josh works on the website for a political magazine. He lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and he’s holding a package of tofu and a jar of harissa.