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Barrett Prendergast
Los Angeles, CA
What do you do for work/profession?
Own a gifting company, Valleybrink Road, and lifestyle blog, Barrett and The Boys
Favorite recipe?
Fusilli with Basil Pesto
Favorite kitchen tip?
Keep your space clean and organized as you cook
Favorite restaurant
Antica Locanda Di Sesto in Lucca, Italy
Salty or sweet?
Do I have to choose? I want it all!
Coffee or tea?
Favorite dish?
Spaghetti alle arselle at Bagno Bruno in Forte Dei Marmi, Italy
Most memorable meal?
So many meals in Italy…that is where my heart is
Favorite vacation?
Always Italy
A place you would love to travel to?
Favorite home object?
My Swiffer
Fav beauty product?
Botnia Daily Face Cream
Fav kitchen utensil?
My GIR silicone spatula
Fav snack?
Fresh fruit
Self care tip?
Make it a priority. Even just a walk alone around the block can make a huge difference.
One thing you can’t live without?
My family
How do you stay active?
My kids keep me moving. They are non-stop
3 things you can’t live without in your kitchen?
Vitamix, All Clad Coppercore Chef’s Pan with Lid, Japanese Chef’s Knife Andre brought me from Japan
Your favorite quality of yourself?
Strong work ethic
Fav cozy spot to hang?
On the couch near our fireplace
What do you do for fun?
Beach days
What accomplishment are you most proud of?
Being able to be an involved mom and work for myself
Tell us about a kitchen nightmare
Over-brined chicken for an event once, it was a salty disaster
What’s your favorite cooking show
Barefoot Contessa
If you could cook for one person dead or alive who would it be
My grandmother
You have to eat one meal for the rest of your life
Probably some kind of rice and veggie bowl so I could mix and match to get some variety!
Your go-to spice you season everything with
Red Chili Flakes
Your potluck go to
Ughhh, I can’t stand potlucks. But, if it’s a must, I bring a dessert
Your favorite aisle in the grocery store
Wherever the pasta, tomatoes, and olives are
Guilty pleasure foods?
I don’t believe in guilt. I believe in moderation. We should be able to enjoy all things without feeling bad about it afterwords