• Marissa Ross' Pantry •
Marissa Ross is the queen of natural wine. She’s the author of "Wine. All The Time.", a gem of a guidebook to casual & confident drinking. She also happens to be Bon Appetit Magazine’s wine editor (nbd) and our personal wine hero. Why? Because she’s f***ing funny and is the poster child of approachable wine sippin’. We had a chance to look inside this wino’s pantry, and trust us, her enviable selection of sparkling waters & wines and her Los Angeles sunshine-filled kitchen, do not disappoint
Walk into the ultimate wine fridge with us…
"I think it’s important to note that my husband is the cook in the house and I honestly, just get to be a part of it. And stock it full of wine. But I need my kitchen to be super clean-- I’m OCD/ADHD and work from home so I can’t have dishes just hanging out without losing my mind-- with lots of fruit and beverage options. Also leftovers and hot sauce. And wine. All the wine.
For me, inspiration is all about opening up my wine fridge and seeing what I have, what I feel like drinking. Not only does that inspire me in the kitchen, but also in my work. Wine is truly everything to me.
markets & shopping
- I love going to the farmer’s market and just cruising around, seeing what looks and smells good. If not that, then I get Whole Foods on Instacart from my couch [laughs]. We’re a one car household, and I drink for a living, so having the groceries delivered is a huge timesaver for us. Plus then I don’t mess up and forget something a recipe needs or grab parsley instead of cilantro or whatever.
Italian olive oil, crushed red pepper, coarse sea salt, local honey
My favorite is Dining in by Alison Roman. It’s so beautiful and inspiring to me, even as someone who has cooked maybe a dozen times in her entire life."
To Sum it Up:
pantry item she can't live without: Olive oil
one or two items that are always in her fridge: Sparkling water and sparkling wine
her time fave woman-made wine: Vini Rabasco, by Iole Rabasco
her go to inspiration cookbook: Dining In by Alison Roman
her most trusted kitchen tool: My Pulltap double-hinged wine key
5 adjectives that describe her pantry style: Sparse, small, essentials, totally not mine
her all time favorite market: The Silverlake Farmer’s Market. It’s not very big or as plentiful as other markets, but it’s my neighborhood one and I love it.
her favorite dish to order for delivery: California Chicken Cafe
women she pines for: So many female winemakers-- Iole Rabasco, Annalisa Collecapretta, Martha Stoumen, Alice Bouvot of l’Octavin, Krista Scruggs of ZAFA. A million women that inspire me daily. It’d take a whole other blog entry.
women-made food products she pines for: Sqirl’s jams
her favorite music to jam out to in the kitchen: Dave Brubeck, Stan Getz, Sinatra, Glenn Miller. Jazzy old timey things.