A Unique Food-Related Marriage Proposal

April 10, 2015

In Overheard, we're sharing all of the best tidbits we couldn't help picking up onfrom smart tips on the Hotline to funny quotes heard around the water cooler and moreso we can all be in the know.

tofu press

When Sarah Jampel professed her love for her tofu press this week, we learned that she wasn't the only one who's professed their love for—or with—a TofuXpress. Food52er Mitra Khayyam says:

Not only do I swear by this device, but my husband also hid my engagement ring in there and tried to propose. I thought it came with the [TofuXpress] so I threw the ring box aside and never gave it a second thought!

Tell us: What's the best food-related marriage proposal you've heard?

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  • mrslarkin
  • henandchicks
  • Lindsay-Jean Hard
    Lindsay-Jean Hard
I like esoteric facts about vegetables. Author of the IACP Award-nominated cookbook, Cooking with Scraps.


mrslarkin April 11, 2015
My food-related proposal as I remember it: On a picnic at Vanderbilt Mansion. Ring strategically placed in a baguette. We were building sandwiches, I had no idea, took my time. He was like "ARENTYOUHUNGRYDOYOUWANTSOMEMAYO????!!!" We'll be celebrating 24 years in November.
Lindsay-Jean H. April 12, 2015
ahaha. My husband was equally eager with his proposal: "DON'TYOUWANTTOBRINGYOURPHONETODINNER?? YOU'REGOINGTOWANTYOURPHONE!!" Congratulations on almost 24 years!
henandchicks April 10, 2015
Food related proposals- My sweet (now) husband wanted to look smart when he proposed, and so put on the cleanest, nicest thing he owned at the time- the beautiful chef's coat reserved for competing and other "impress the guests" events. In comparison to me, the jacket (and soon to be husband) looked even better than usual, given that my own coat was filthy, the end of the work day, and so many things smelled nicer than me. He still asked, I said yes, the food at the wedding was great.