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Pennie Latin Pennie Latin | 14:30 UK time, Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Fridge Porn? Eh? The e-mail from Carine Seitz about her bizarre online site containing nothing but pictures of the insides of people fridges hardly registered when it first landed in my inbox but the more I sat and thought about it the more I was intrigued. I started quietly obsessing about the contents of my fridge. What would it say about me? What would people think if I let them have a rummage through the endless tupperware boxes of this and that slowly going off until the weekly (ha!) clearout? What would I like to have in my fridge to give off the right impression, indeed what should someone about to present a new food programme on BBC Radio Scotland ideally have in their fridge? Pate de foie gras? Prosecco? Scottish asparagus and a good visible chunk of local Blue certainly but chance would be a fine thing and anyway where would I stash all the kiddie yoghurts, unfinished corners of mouldering cheese and baked beans?

Carine's reply was to the point "If you're obsessing over the contents of your fridge, send me a picture!".

"I'm blushing" I squeaked "I couldn't possibly send you a picture of my fridge - such an intimate thing to expose, you'd know everything about me!"

It was a response Carine seemed familiar with. Apparently one correspondent had said "having the inside of their fridge photographed was akin to doing a centrefold for Playboy". In the end I gave in. My fridge along with those belonging to BBC Radio Scotland boss Jeff Zycinski, Claire Macdonald, Gary Robertson and Bill Whiteford are now on the Kitchen Café pages for all to peruse, poke and prod. Go see for yourself but remember when you're having a good rummage through the contents of our salad draws, smirking at our limp lettuce and hairy carrots, judge not lest thee ye be judged...

The contents of Pennie Latin's fridge.

The contents of Pennie Latin's fridge.

You can hear more in the first Kitchen Café on 4th May when I'll be grilling Carine about how and why she developed Fridge Porn in the first place. We'll also be asking whether the recession means it time to turn our attentions to the likes of tripe - are time's awful enough for offal? Plus on a potentially more appetising note top chef Tom Kitchin will be cooking up a fantastic wild salmon recipe - yum!

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