Fridgin Out

Reaching into the far netherworld of people’s refrigerators. The mold the merrier!

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May 28, 2009

Fridgin’ Out: Midtown Lunch

by UM Guest

*This week I asked Zach over at NYC’s Midtown Lunch to give us a little peak into his fridge. You all know what he eats for lunch everyday- here’s a chance to see how he do at home. Enjoy! -kayoko Alright… so here it is. My fridge. Very exciting. Since I eat gross lunches every […]

May 22, 2009

Fridgin’ Out: BF Mama Fridge

by Sarah Nevada

Recently, I house-sat for my boyfriend’s mom. While staying there I set up a small challenge for myself to only eat what was stocked in that kitchen. I found lunch to be the most difficult meal of the day as most food in the house needed to be cooked or prepared in someway. I did […]

April 24, 2009

Fridgin’ Out: Garden Delights

by Kayoko Akabori

Went over to Chuchoter‘s place in Oakland the other night- she and her husband Tom have been super hustling with work and so I don’t get to see them much these days. But I was in the area and when I called her, she mentioned going out to the famous Fenton’s for ice cream, so […]

April 9, 2009

Fridgin’ Out: Ambitious Deliciousness, Pt. 2

by UM Guest

Preface: Fridgin’ Out: Ambitious Deliciousness, Pt. 1Last week, Ambitious Deliciousness let us peek inside her freezer, where she stores her seaweed to keep it crispy- GENIUS!!! Would like to thank her for sharing her deepest darkest fridge secrets with us here on Umami Mart. Now, let’s move to the inside of the fridge… I’ll start […]

April 3, 2009

Fridgin’ Out: Ambitious Deliciousness, Pt. 1

by UM Guest

Hello readers, I’m the author of Ambitious Deliciousness, a site featuring step by step directions and recipes that inspire me. I hope to inspire people to cook. I find cooking so enjoyable, not to mention eating! I love that food brings people together :) When I first started reading Umami Mart, I thought that the […]

March 27, 2009

Fridgin’ Out: Liquor Cabinet Edition

by Payman Bahmani

Consider it a testament to Kayoko’s power of persuasion that I’m doing a Fridgin’ Out post. You wouldn’t otherwise know this, but for some time now I’ve been averse to the idea. The notion that strangers would open their refrigerators so other strangers can peer into them for no purpose beyond plain curiosity is a […]

March 13, 2009

Fridgin’ Out: Get Money, Get Paid

by Kayoko Akabori

I’ve been saving this video by Mr. Chi-City that was featured on Today’s Big Thing back in October, for a day that just needs some extra laughs. Today is that day. This video (titled “Keeping your refrigerator stocked will get you many women”) is so obscenely funny that I just could not pass it up […]

March 6, 2009

Fridgin’ Out: Tokyo Bachelor Style = EXPIRED

by Yoko Kumano

A single Japanese male rarely eats at home. He works all day, and drinks all night. The uncommon instances he eats at home usually falls somewhere within the 18th and 24th of the month (pay day in Japan for salaried workers is on the 24th or 25th), when he breaks into the emergency stash of […]

February 27, 2009

Fridgin’ Out: My Cold Box of Secrets

by June Miki

When I first got my own apartment in Tokyo, I could barely cover the moving expenses with my measly wage and couldn’t even afford a fridge. Luckily, it was mid-winter and I was able to make an impromptu fridge out on my balcony. Just in time for spring, I became a proud owner of this […]

February 13, 2009

Fridgin’ Out: Astoria, QNZ

by Tyson Kubota

Hey everyone, sorry it’s been so long since I last posted. Here’s my fridge door, replete with post-its, film schedules, receipts, etc. Our fridge isn’t as impressively stocked as Ricky’s from last week (also in Queens), but what can I say? I like to keep it understocked, at least with fresh stuff, because that way […]