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EATING IN WITH MUNCHERY

Munchery + The Year in Food

I have always loved to cook. When I was a teenager, I would roast vegetables in the oven late at night, fascinated by the transformative process, and by the magic of learning to feed oneself.

Munchery + The Year in Food

Munchery + The Year in Food

Munchery + The Year in Food

In my first home away from where I grew up, my roommates and I would hold weekly dinner parties. How lucky, in retrospect, to live with so many people who loved to cook. Our dinners were celebratory, and messy, and none of us were amazing cooks, but that doesn’t matter. They were my favorite night of the week, without fail. We invited our neighbors over, and took turns hosting, and made intriguing vegan concoctions and macrobiotic casseroles. I hardly remember what we ate at all, because it was really about the people and the moments. That love for food and people, together at a table, has never left.

Munchery + The Year in Food

Munchery + The Year in Food

But the funny thing that has come with the life that I live now is that I have days that are so long that I don’t have any energy left to cook. I was lucky before, or perhaps my life was just less full. It was easier to make time for cooking. It was my hobby and my passion. And now, it is still those things, but it is also my job. And there are nights when, after standing for 10 hours, I don’t really have much left to stand some more to make dinner.

Munchery + The Year in Food

Munchery + The Year in Food

Munchery + The Year in Food

When Munchery invited me to try their meals for a week, I was totally intrigued. I knew that I would like it, but I didn’t know how sold on it I would be. It fills a definite niche. Eating food with friends and family remains my favorite way to spend time with people, and Munchery enables us to hang on to that ritual when we don’t have time to cook. Don’t get me wrong; I will never abandon cooking. But we all have those nights. When we won’t be home until 8. (They deliver until 9 every weeknight.) When one person wants sushi and another wants pizza. (They’ve got you covered on all kinds of fronts; I’m stoked on all the veggie and gluten-free options.) Or when what we’re really going after is a few stolen moments with our favorite people, and the best way to make that happen is to just get the food and take a night off from cooking.

Munchery + The Year in Food

Munchery + The Year in Food

Munchery + The Year in Food

Munchery is a whole bunch of things. It is next level TV dinner. It is a beautiful way to spend time with the people we love at home. It is a solution to the conflicted desire to order Thai or Korean. It is also easy, and fresh, and diverse. There is the most decadent, creamy, glorious nut milk I have ever tasted, and delicious, semi-wholesome treats, the kind of thing l like for a small breakfast in the morning. And you can order wine! Or sake! And plan on not only a simple, fresh, super tasty dinner but also have leftovers for lunch the next day. (Their portions are generous!)

Munchery + The Year in Food

Munchery + The Year in Food

Munchery is offering $15 off your first order for folks in San Francisco, New York, and Seattle. https://munchery.com/redeem/TheYearInFood

Do it! I’m in love.

(This post is in partnership with Munchery, who graciously provided a week of meals and compensation for this post, which allows me to thrive as a freelancer. All words, images and thoughts are, as always, my own!)

  • cynthia - This is so beautifully written — you’ve captured the wonderful things about food and its ability to bring us together so vividly and poignantly. Thanks for sharing the Munchery love!ReplyCancel

  • Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health - what a neat concept. its totally okay with order in and not stress about homecooked meals all the time.ReplyCancel

  • jamie - Those dinner parties were the best…ReplyCancel

  • Shaguna and Kaylee - Wow, I hope to create such a warm and inviting environment in my home one day around food.
    Shaguna
    http://www.goldandhearts.comReplyCancel

  • Christopher - These photos are amazing! You really captured the intimacy of a nice, chill dinner with friends. Munchery looks like they have great variety and really quality ingredients.ReplyCancel

  • Karen Brandes - This is a terrific blog. The pics are gorgeous and the foods look simply delicious. I love the concept of this restaurant (store?) and wonder if you know a similar one in Toronto?
    Thanks-will continue to read your blog-loved it!ReplyCancel

  • Bob Walters - You continue to impress with your photography and narrative and this portrayal of friends and food sure inspires me to give this a try. The Munchery dishes look fantastic!ReplyCancel

  • Norma Stafford - I love your blogs, have posted comments a few times, but couldn’t let this one pass me by! There’s nothing more comfortable than spur of the moment meals with friends at home! Don’t worry about cleaning the house–friends don’t mind. But, often the problem is not having the ingredients for the meal and not wanting to go grocery shopping! This blog presents us with the perfect solution! I need to check to see if this service is available in San Diego…or Munchery should expand to us! The photos (as usual) are beautiful….made me hungry! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • kristie {birch and wild} - This is a gorgeous post. All of the meals look delicious and nourishing. It looks like they have so many options!ReplyCancel

  • Jordan - Beautiful pictures here! I love the food here – especially the desserts look divine.ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne - Thank you of sharing, this is beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • shamit khemka - Dazzling photos. Very entertaining to read and surely educational;
    even for those who are well-versed in making it.ReplyCancel

  • shamit khemka - very attractive pictures with beautifully description you share i really become you fan on food matters you rocks and if there is star option, from my end always i give 5 star for your efforts and for give us always new fresh taste.ReplyCancel

  • Ann-Louise - What joy! I just visited your site for the first time and I just can’t stop wondering where have you been all my life (well at least the past 10 years of following blogs…). Thank you for a beautiful blog which I’m going be spending most of my weekend on, drooling over the pictures…ReplyCancel

  • Tito - good read, enjoyed itReplyCancel

  • Cavs - Your blog is always a great work of recipes captured in beautiful pictures. I love reading your posts and visiting your blog. Thank you for the great work.ReplyCancel

  • Alice - Delicious… Wow, I hope to create such a warm and inviting environment in my home one day around food.ReplyCancel

  • Rosy - I love this blog, i can’t hesitate to visit it for the recipes. Thanks alot.ReplyCancel

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