Milk Street Kitchen (which I could also call Milk Street Magazine, Milk Street Cooking School, Milk Street Radio, or even Milk Street TV) had an open house this evening.
Here’s how it went…
:: I got a goodie bag from Che Maksou salon. There’s a little bottle of conditioner, shampoo, and some sort of “salt infused spray designed to work with other volume infusing products.” Uh, ok. BUT HOLY COW THE LABELS SAY THAT THE PRODUCTS ARE WORTH $30 ALTOGETHER. So, I’m looking forward to testing out some hair products in the near future.
:: We got to taste some recipes. There was, I think, a recipe from every issue of the magazine so far. There was Thai Steak Salad, Chili-Lime Melon Salad, Spanish Spice Crusted Pork Bites, Thai Coleslaw with Mint and Cilantro, and Tahini-Swirl Brownies. The brownies were good but I couldn’t taste the tahini. I was grossed out by the coleslaw because I didn’t realize that there was cilantro in it until I tucked into it. Having said that, it was still pretty decent. The other flavors of the salad helped to make the cilantro less disgusting. lol! (Yes, I am anti-cilantro. Sorry, not sorry.)
I did stay away from the steak salad from the start because I could tell immediately that it had cilantro. I’ve made my peace with not eating the steak because the pork dish was delicious! I ate a handful of that. Overall, I think the fruit salad was my favorite. So, I had a good serving of that too.
:: Andi Wolfgang, founder of NamaKiss, was there with samplings of her chocolates. I really liked them! The chocolates were the reason I was inclined to go to the open house. It turns out that I can get her chocolates just a couple of blocks away from where I live, so I’ll probably stop by the store sooner rather than later to pick up some. There was a goji chocolate fudge square (it also had a seed in it but I don’t remember what… pepita maybe?) that was my least favorite just because it didn’t see that special to me. I really liked the coffee bean chocolate fudge and the peanut butter chocolate fudge. The citrus vanilla truffle was good too.
:: BRIX Wine Shop had samples. I don’t drink wine so I stayed away. But they were quite popular.
:: There were cooking demos throughout the evening but I only watched the steak salad demo. Overall, the evening was lively and fun. I just didn’t want to spend my whole evening by myself watching demos in a crowded room. Plus I have access to all the magazine issues so far, so I’m not worried about getting a copy of any recipe.
: : And of course, there were issues of the magazine available. The issue was the March-April one, which is where the tahini brownie recipe lives.
All in all, I was glad I went. And I’ll be returning to Milk Street Kitchen this month for a cooking class. As long as I’m not lazy, I’ll do a write up on that too.