Welcome to Pantry Dropper. It's like MTV Cribs, but for pantries. First up is Chloe Fineman, the hilarious SNL newcomer and devoted gummy candy-lover.
Q: So...what's a party at your place like?
Chloe: It depends if I’m in NYC or LA. In NYC, a party is a small group of people ordering Postmates from, like, 3 different places. In LA, I am over-cooking, over-spending, and making a roast, three sides of artisanal vegetables, an apple galette and buying back-up dessert because I fuck them up a lot.
Q: What’s your pantry organization or disorganization method?
Chloe: I like colors. And graphics. Because I’m a toddler. So if it’s bright and pretty, I will put it in there. I’m not even gluten-free, I just like the packaging.
Q: How would you sum up your pantry in 3 words?
Chloe: Bad. At. Diets.
Q: What items is your pantry incomplete without?
Chloe: Smart Sweets. Blue Chips. Yams. Yams. Yams. I have a sick Japanese sweet potato thing. I bake ‘em daily.
Q: A few friends come over for dinner, what do you serve?
Chloe: We probably order Mexican or Indian food. Or I make pasta and an eggplant dish from Jamie Oliver (my first love!). I serve frozen mango for dessert. Or I surprise them with Van Leeuwen ice cream. Their Vegan Honeycomb flavor is crack.
Q: Favorite late night after-party snack?
Chloe: Himalayan popcorn. And Japanese yams. I bake them for so long that they taste like cake. Aaaaaaand dried mango.
Q: What has been in your pantry longer than anything else and is probably past its expiration date?
Chloe: All my vitamins. I never remember to take them and do they even work?
Q: If your best friend opened your pantry, how would he / she definitely know it’s yours?
Chloe: It has a million yams or Kabocha squash (I don’t know my thing with root vegetables...) and five bottles of cold brew. Sauerkraut. Mykonos butter. Almond milk. Oatmeal. Pink lady apples. And a shocking amount of produce. I like color! Again, toddler brain.
Fill in the blank:
If cold brew is running low, I am spending 8 dollars to have one delivered.
I am single-handedly keeping Smart Sweets in business.
I will fight to the death to convince anyone that Zabar's is better than all.
When I’m watching movies, I like to snack on Blue Chips and guacamole or Whole Foods chunky salsa.
When I’m feeling bougie, I like to snack on Levain bread with walnuts and raisins. It’s soooo fancy to me. It’s my favorite breakfast.