If what they say is true — that you are what you eat — then your refrigerator is theoretically just as much a home to you as it is to your handmade guacamole, leftover pasta or unfinished smoothie. In fact, we’d argue that your fridge says more about you than the posters on your apartment wall. Is it packed to the brim? Or is it completely empty, save for a lone serving of soy sauce?
That’s the gist behind our new series in partnership with The Food Life: What’s in Your Fridge. Last week, Mia Moretti opened her fridge-as-home to us while putting our collective sushi game to shame. This week, we meet Scott Lipps, founder and CEO of One Management, weekly contributor to Interview Magazine’s website, and drummer in Courtney Love’s band, Hole.
Lipps’s fridge is a minimalistic takeout haven — exactly what you’d expect from a tried and true New Yorker, but there is orange juice somewhere in the mix. Perhaps regardless of where you live, no home’s complete without it. Below, he walks us through his alternate crib:
“I tried out this new delivery service yesterday called Caviar which I’m not sure about. I got these marinara chicken fingers with different sauces and still have some leftover from last night.
The granola with blueberries are from Pret a Manger. I’m also obsessed with Hale and Hearty, which is right down the street from me. This is awesome strawberry lemonade is also from Pret a Manger. I don’t drink beer, but my girlfriend does, hence the Blue Moon in the back. I don’t really drink a lot of soda either, but when I do, I usually drink Diet Coke.
The hemp oil is to grow some hair on my dog — apparently it helps with that.
The Almond Breeze is for when I have a little cereal. Orange juice: my girlfriend Erin got that during a recent storm. She wanted to make sure she had some supplies here, so that’s what that’s all about.
Other than that, I’m a typical New Yorker who eats out five nights a week, so I either have leftovers or random items. Occasionally I go shopping, but I find that 80% of what I buy I don’t eat, and end up having to throw out, and I don’t like doing that.
For a while there I was ordering food from my buddy; his name is Rocco DiSpirito. He actually delivers food to your house. He’s a chef, so I was trying that. They deliver three days at a time, so if you go away for the weekend, you are bringing a cooler with like, twenty meals in there with you. Usually when I decide to go the healthy route for a month or so, that is what’s in my fridge.
I play drums, and I actually am going out on the road again soon. So for that tour, my refrigerator will be stocked a month in advance with food from Rocco. If you check my refrigerator then, it’s bound to be more exciting.”
As for his egg preference? “Scrambled. Pretty simple.”
What’s in your fridge?