2017 In Review

Driving Vintage Fiats in Tuscany | coupleinthekitchen.com

2017 was a doozy of a year, here is a recap of the past twelve months, in 200 words or less!

January – Traveled to Thailand and Singapore. Filmed a television segment for Studio 512.

Chiang Mai, Thailand | coupleinthekitchen.com

February – Crashed scooter results in a broken collarbone for Karen. Bought our new home.

Broken Collarbone

March – Attended our first rodeo. Had the best SXSW ever.

April – Noshed at Austin Food & Wine Festival, Gavin hosted his first food festival: Texas Wing Fest.

Austin Food and Wine Festival | coupleinthekitchen.com

May –  Karen was awarded the Leadership Circle award at work and won a trip to New Orleans.


June – We filmed another television segment. Karen traveled back home Minnesota and relaxed at a cabin with friends.

July – We went tubing down the river to celebrate the 4th and took a trip to Houston,

August – We opened a new business, Tso Chinese Delivery.

Tso Chinese Delivery | coupleinthekitchen.com

September – We took the trip of a lifetime to Italy. Karen shatters her ankle at the end of our trip in Rome.

Rome, Italy | coupleinthekitchen.com

October – Gavin throws Far East Asian Food Festival. We conquered New England via a road trip. Gavin’s stepbrother gets married in San Diego.

November – Gavin helped throw the US’ first Ramen Expo.  We celebrated the marriage of our friends, Austin On Budget. We did our first live cooking segment on Fox 7 Austin.


December – We hosted a live cooking segment on behalf of Whole Foods. Amidst being in a wheelchair, we still conquered Iceland.

The Blue Lagoon Iceland | coupleinthekitchen.com

This year was packed with fluke accidents, lots of recovery time, big job changes, and tons of memories. Follow our stories on Instagram or subscribe to our newsletter to get updates in the future!

We hope that 2018 brings a year of health and even more fun! Wishing you a happy (and healthy) New Year!