About

Big Girls Small Kitchen is a food website for cooks looking for accessible, affordable ways to navigate their kitchens. It’s written, edited, and photographed by Cara Eisenpress.

Big Girls, Small Kitchen was born on Friday, November 28, 2008, in a fit of post-Thanksgiving motivation, when Phoebe Lapine (one of the site’s original co-founders) bought a domain name. We started bringing our post-grad peers–aka “big girls”–acessible and delicious food they could easily prep in their small kitchens.

These days, BGSK has evolved into an award-winning site full of recipes and tips to make life more delicious for all cooks, whether their kitchens are large or small. The site has been nominated as Saveur’s Best Cooking Blog, been featured on the New York Times Diner’s Journal, and shared lemon cookies with Design*Sponge’s discerning readers. You can see all our press here.

If you look around, you’ll find guides to lead you from your first spatula purchase through your expert entertaining undertakings, a comprehensive and well-organized recipe index, loads of menu suggestions, a newsletter sign-up, a prep school glossary of terms, and Small Kitchen College, your guide to campus eats.

In the Small Kitchen: 100 Recipes from Our Year of Cooking in the Real World distills the BGSK worldview into a beautiful, bright pink book published by William Morrow in May 2011. To read more about it, visit the book page.

For more on how the blog came to be, check out answers to your un-asked questions.

For more on Cara, check out ABOUT CARA .

Please email me to ask before you repost any content or images from Big Girls, Small Kitchen. I tend to be pretty amenable about sharing, but I like to see where my content is going. Plus, it gives me a chance to say hi to those of you who like the site!