In case you missed it, the less important version of the Oscars was last night! The Golden Globes were three and a half arduous hours of acceptance speeches and praise for what felt like the same three movies and shows. If you didn’t get to see the entire awards ceremony, don’t worry. I sure did. Let me catch you up.
For starters: Austin Butler. No surprise here, Butler won best Actor in a Drama Motion Picture for Elvis. I mean, with a voice permanently stuck in Elvis’ cadence, you’d hope he gets his recognition.
There were several awards given to the cast of Abbott Elementary, but the real award of the night goes to Tyler James Williams’ power pantsuit. Quinta Brunson’s mid-speech shoutout to a front-row Brad Pitt will forever live in my memory.
Tyler James Williams
We’ve all learned that what makes these shows bearable is inviting Jennifer Coolidge and handing her the mic. After warning the crowd that pronunciation wasn’t her strongsuit, the White Lotus favorite stole the show with quite the tearjerker.
With equally iconic speeches from herself and creator, Mike White, Coolidge credits White for getting her neighbors to speak to her again and giving her life even though he killed her off in the show. Similarly, Mike White called out the audience for “passing on” White Lotus originally.
What a year it was for streaming TV shows. Hopeful nominees like Jenna Ortega (Wednesday), Evan Peters (Dahmer), Selena Gomez (Only Murders in the Building), and Jeremy Allen White (The Bear) were notable names in the crowd. Both Jeremy Allen White and Evan Peters received their first ever Golden Globe.
Movies like The Fabelman’s, The Banshees of Inisherin, and Everything, Everywhere, All At Once took home multiple awards. My personal favorite speeches came from Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan, who spoke about second chances in the industry. Yeoh even threatened physical violence when the music turned on to usher her off stage.
And with the season opener of Awards Season behind us, it’s time to buckle up. We’re just getting started.
After cranking out I’d say a thousand dinners in my COVID-Kitchen, I must say that not only am I sick-sick-sick of cooking, but my cookware is sick-sick-sick of my cooking too. The pots and pans are totally beat - how many lids got lost behind the fridge, how many nicks, how many dings. And my Our Place
Always Pan has more recently turned into a Never Pan.
One positive about the pandemic is that I learned to
chef. I drank Bon Appetit’s YouTube Channel dry. Not only did I watch Stanley Tucci’s Searching For Italy seven times, I devoured his book, Taste, cover-to-cover. And then I started following Matty Matheson.
It was a mix of the tattoos, dry humor, and overalls with no shirt underneath that drew me to Matheson – he’s effortlessly chic by being the abso
opposite of chic while maintaining a certain je ne sais quoi.
Thinking the man could do no more – cause evidently Matty’s done it all – he goes and co-produces
and stars in The Bear. This smash hit, FX original series follows Carmen “Carmy” Berzatto (Jeremy Allen White), a world-class chef who returns home to Chicago to run his family’s sandwich shop after his older brother’s suicide.
My boyfriend, Dalton, just told me that
The Bear’s been renewed for a second season! So I gotta dump the old cookware and get in the spirit. It’s time to chat up Caraway's Cookware Set.
Typically priced at $545, Caraway’s currently offering $150 off their cookware and bakeware sets.
Before we start cooking with gas, first . . . the recipe:
Caraway’s 100% non-toxic cookware is free from harmful chemicals like polytetrafluoroethylene that can leach toxins into your food – looking at you, Teflon®. Their cookware and bakeware is naturally smooth, non-stick ceramic, and slick enough that cleaning only requires a touch of hot water and soap.
To begin, the packaging – Chef’s Kiss.
It arrived in a massive box. Each elegant piece has its own (recycled) cardboard nook and a pamphlet laying out the dos and don'ts to keep these babies pristine.
Each piece comes with its own lid which nestles in the Canvas Lid Holder. Dalton and I took one out, placed it in the magnetic pan rack, and stared. Frankly, we were mesmerized by the delicious, buttery cream color that totally matches our kitchen.
Caraway has five other rich shades like Perracotta, Gray, Navy, Sage, and Marigold. The Cookware Set is also available in Caraway’s premium and luxe Iconics Collection with glossy gold handles in both black and white for $595 ($150 off full price).
We used to use the 8-in-1 Our Place
Always Pan which fit our budget (and small apartment). While a multi-use pan is innovative, Caraway and its easy storage solutions prove you don’t need an all-in-one to save on space.
The rack sits on our countertop and it’s so exquisite, I’m not even bothered that it’s taking up prime kitchen real estate.
I Slacked my co-workers, fretting about cooking with our gorgeous new pots. I worried I’d ruin them. So I put them to work on Molly Baz’s Chickpea Chorizo Carbonara which is no walk in the park for any old pan.
I mashed and fried up chickpeas, layered in the chorizo, and turned my stovetop into a gustatory battleground. With our Caraway Dutch Oven front and center on the range and the Sauce Pan on the back right, I felt like Selena Gomez in Selena + Chef. And hey-presto! I’m the chef.
We devoured our pasta and were left with a sink filled with
Caraway carcasses. Damage was done. There was chorizo grease and crispy parmesan that I fully expected I’d have to chisel off the pans.The pamphlet that came with our set advised that pieces should cool before submersing in water. So I waited ten minutes and got to work. I barely needed soap – everything simply slid off. I’m talking crusty carbonara – an egg and parmesan-based sauce – gone. With ease.
To clean both the Dutch Oven and the Sauce Pan only took five minutes. My station was clean. Yes, Chef!
After cooking our first meal with Caraway, we’re absolutely hooked. From serving eye-candy vibes on my counter to lessening my oil intake to feeling safer because I’m not baking toxic chemicals into our meals, I’m just about hitting Matty Matheson and The Bear levels.
In the show, Carmy calls everyone Chef as a sign of respect. And now, as the highest form of respect, I’m only calling my Caraway set, Chef.