Packin’ up the chuck box

Welcome to The Cookery, a space to digest life, explore food and keep it real, to read, and to write. I’m writing from another new kitchen, and our family has made the way from Texas to New York. After packing up May 31, we bounced around the country and lived out of suitcases for four months. We’ve moved into our new home, and the household goods were delivered with little damage. I’m packing up my chuck box and breaking out my favorite pots and pans and enjoying the capacity to be able to call a place home. It’s been a long summer preparing healthy meals from my portable chuck box, but it’s doable, and just about anyone can put some chuck together with a few simple tools. What’s in your chuck box?




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