Meet the Urban Aprons!
We are the Urban Aprons and welcome to our blog!
We are three friends who have embarked on a journey of food! We share recipes, cook together, entertain, eat out and generally have a blast. Though we are similar in many ways we also each bring something special to “the table,” so to speak;)
We are three friends who are all originally from Minnesota, are Gustavus Adolphus College alumni, and love to cook, eat and share!
And how we differ:
We live in three different cities with completely different cultures and are exploring cuisine in totally different ways!
Molly: Making family food fabulous
Meet Molly (Minneapolis): I have lived in the Twin Cities my entire life and was raise by a stay-at-home mom / Gourmet Chef (or so I think) who believed in family dinners, fresh ingredients, and spice. At an early age, I knew my mom was on to something with this whole cooking thing, but now that I have a family of my own, I have added a modern day twist. I’m a full-time working mom, who loves her job, and somehow manages to pursue her passion for cooking. Whether I’m just waking up, at work, or on vacation, I’m always thinking about my next meal. I love discovering local hole-in the wall restaurants with my husband Adam and teaching (forcing) our 9 month old son to eat anything. I might be a quirky girl who is an overly-anal planner, but I sure do love food and my life!
Favorite Foods: Bacon, chicken wings, and jalapeños
Favorite Spice: Cayenne pepper
Berit: Bringing the Big Apple back to the Midwest
Meet Berit (Chicago): I am a small town Minnesota girl that recently made a big move with my husband Aaron and our dog Eloise from New York City to Chicago. After spending the past year in NYC living in a tiny apartment with an even tinier kitchen, I realize that I dreaded cooking in such a small space! Luckily, being in NYC we had an endless amount of amazing restaurants right out our front door so we were able to take advantage of that and did probably too much, haha. Now, we are happy to be back in the Midwest in a new apartment with a great kitchen. We have been here for about a month and have only eaten out a couple of times, I love being able to cook again!! I am hoping that I can pull some of my NYC food expereiences into my Chicago kitchen. Here we go!
Favorite Foods: Cheese, Sushi, and Mushrooms
Favorite Spice: At the moment, smoked paprika
Favorite Wine: Red Spanish blends
Stephanie: Big Food in a tiny kitchen
Meet Stephanie (Washington, DC): I am a Wannebe Chef! My interests are as random as my cooking and I learn from every kitchen endeavor. I love my day job as a strategy consultant, but when the suit comes off you can find me making big food in a tiny kitchen, exploring DC or venturing into the wilderness. I’m a Minnesota girl bursting with Midwest pride, though I love the fast pace and excitement of the East Coast. I live with my AMAZING and brilliant husband who shares my love for Minnesota, travel, our “cat-kids” Toby and Frenchie, and my kitchen adventures… well most of time. Glad you could join me on this journey of food!
Favorite Spice: I love Curry right now but the spice I use most is probably cayenne pepper
We’re glad you stopped by and would love to hear from you! Feel free to comment on our posts, make recommendations or let us know if we can help.
Cheers, the Urban Aprons