Ballard Couple Wants to Help Shake Up Your Date Night In

By Max Rose

August 22, 2017

At Turntable Kitchen, music and food are tuneful tastemakers.

This article originally appeared in the August 2017 issue of Seattle Magazine.


When Matthew and Kasey Hickey first started dating, each discovered a mutual interest in the other’s passion. Instead of traditional dinner-and-a-movie dates, Matthew, an entertainment lawyer, and Kasey, a food blogger and writer, planned evenings where she would bring the recipe and ingredients, and he would supply a few records to spin while they prepared meals. 

Those first dates were the beginning of Turntable Kitchen, a lifestyle website with recipes, a blog and subscription services connecting elements of music and the culinary world. 

Curated from the couple’s home in Ballard, subscription boxes like the Pairings Box ($25 monthly) and other fab local subscriptions help subscribers create the perfect dinner party. Each box includes an exclusive 7-inch vinyl record, a digital mixtape and a collection of original recipes matched with a unique ingredient (such as French gray sea salt, herbes de Provence, Calabrian chile flakes). Other monthly subscriptions like their vinyl club Sounds Delicious ($25) include a full length cover album featuring the likes of Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard reimagining Bandwagonesque by Teenage Fanclub.

“We’ve always loved Seattle for its exceptional music and culinary scenes,” says Matthew.

With a service like Turntable Kitchen delivering it right to your door, what’s not to love?


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