If I were a betting man, I’d bet you don’t keep fresh kale in your apartment at all times.
You probably don’t have any fresh artichokes, celery root, or locally grown herbs on hand, either. I’m not saying you’re not healthy—after all, you read this magazine, so you do your best to eat clean—I’m just saying, well, you’re a guy, and that usually means stuffing your freezer with frozen veggies and meats and your cupboard with dried pastas. We know this because a) we’re guys, too, and b) we conducted a casual, totally nonscientific poll of several working-age adult males and then compiled the world’s most definitive list of the ingredients, from beer to frozen veggies, that are pretty much guaranteed to be in the average guy’s fridge.
But what if you’re home and you want to impress a date with a good, healthy meal at a moment’s notice? Or host an impromptu dinner party? Or just make something decent with the stuff you have in your kitchen before it goes bad?
Well, we spoke with three top chefs and asked them how, if they were in your kitchen, they’d use your ingredients—and only your ingredients—to make something that kicks all kinds of ass. Here are the three dishes that immediately leapt to their minds.Back to top