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Big Girls Small Kitchen is a food website for twenty-something cooks looking for user-friendly, affordable ways to navigate their kitchens. The Quarter-Life Cooks, Phoebe Lapine and Cara Eisenpress, offer accessible recipes, entertaining tips, and kitchen strategies to help all home cooks of limited resources—whether time, space, money, or skill—make the most of the tools available. Though BGSK wasn’t created until 2008, Phoebe and Cara met in middle school thirteen years ago, and bonded over Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies. They’ve been cooking together, eating together, and talking about food ever since. Their upcoming cookbook, Big Girls Small Kitchen: 100 Recipes From Our Year of Cooking in the Real World, will be published by William Morrow in May, 2011.
- Likes: Phoebe Likes: One-pot meals. Olive-oil fried eggs. Butternut squash. Buffet dinners. Cara Likes: Grilled cheese sandwiches. Parchment paper. Salted butter. Making breakfast.
- Dislikes: Phoebe Dislikes: Fruit, especially oranges. Black pepper. Cara Dislikes: Shepherd’s pie. Under salted food
- All Time Favorite Restaurants: All Time Favorite Restaurants: American Flatbread, Middlebury, VT (Cara). Baffetto, Rome, Italy (Phoebe).
- Foods I cannot live without: Foods Cara cannot live without: Parmesan—what is pasta without it? And, for that matter, pasta. Foods Phoebe cannot live without: Fresh cilantro. Mayonnaise.
- Best Meal Ever: Best Meal Ever: Cara’s birthday dinner, made by Phoebe: White Bean Dip; Beer Beef Stew; Ratatouille; Mixed Greens with Cider Vinaigrette; Baguette; Chocolate Torte.
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