What’s in Your Fridge: Sami Miro
We recently peeked inside the icebox of celebrity stylist Elizabeth Stewart. She had baked goods from Julia Roberts in her freezer and ample rosé in the cooler. In this week’s edition of What’s in Your Fridge, we meet Sami Miro. She’s a marketing executive-turned-model, a vintage aficionado (check her site here), and she loves kombucha and kimchi. She’s also been known to steal turkey from her boyfriend, Zac Efron.
My fridge is probably in the middle to lower-end on the fullness scale. These are my staples — except for the pears.
I’m really into probiotics, hence the Kombucha. It’s delicious to drink and is a phenomenal chaser, which you would never expect. I stole the chia one from Zac’s house. Chia helps with digestion!
I’m obsessed with kraut. I think my favorite is kimchi. I started getting into it because I was always shopping at Erewhon. It’s a boutique market that’s like a community. When you go there you, you become friends with the other customers because all of you are “those Erewhon people.” One time, I saw this ridiculously in-shape customer eating sauerkraut right out of the bag, and I was like, Let me get out of line and go get that, because if he is doing it, I need to be doing it too! Ever since then, I have eaten it with almost every meal.
I could eat good quality sushi everyday. LA has phenomenal sushi. Sugar Fish is amazing bang for your buck. Then the next level up, in quality and price point, is Sushi Park. You gotta get the omakase and sit at the bar and get fed. Have you seen Jiro Dreams of Sushi? You know how he says rice is 90%? I never realized that until I went to Sushi Park. The best sushi and meal in general I have ever had is at this place called Urasawa. It’s out of control.
Almost every morning, I love a good over-medium or over-easy egg. This is my go to breakfast: a little of baby kale topped with…oh my god, one of my number one ingredients isn’t in here, avocado. So baby kale, sauerkraut, kimchee, avocado cubed up, and then eggs. It’s so good.
I love whatever green thing is in season. My favorite are leafy greens, and my favorite vegetable in the whole world is rapini, because it’s super bitter, leafy and dark. Whenever asparagus is in season, I have that. I just throw it in coconut oil and top it with salt and pepper.
I am a big taco person. If I feel like getting fancy and not making a salad, I will make tacos. These tortillas are always here — always corn, never flour.
The turkey I stole from Zac’s house. It is an easy snack to have.
I’ve started to do a lot more cooking. We recently went on this crazy culinary excursion — Copenhagen, Sweden, Amsterdam and Chicago — and every single day we had at least one meal, if not two, that were twenty-five courses. This was for two weeks. When I got back I never wanted to to eat out again! Unless it’s sushi. Ever since then, I have been eating really clean because I was gorging every single day.
My dad is a big cook. He would cook every single meal, breakfast, lunch and dinner, but he is so anal in the kitchen that he wouldn’t let us do anything. You would think you would want to give your kids a cooking lesson, but no. I have been a Food Network fanatic since middle school, when it wasn’t even on cable television. We would watch Iron Chef Japan together. And every morning, when I was really young, we would watch Jacques Pépin and Julia Child.
Images by Lauren Levinger of The Food Life. For past written episodes of What’s in Your Fridge, check out celebrity stylist Elizabeth Stewart’s, PAPER’s editorial director Mickey Boardman, One Management founder Scott Lipps’, and DJ Mia Moretti’s. If you’re too full to read about food, what about clicking through pictures of this denim connoisseur’s closet?