Cupboard Love

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Title: Cupboard Love
Author(s): mklutz
Date(s): 2012-09-08
Length: 32,682 words
Genre: M/M slash, AU
Fandom: Teen Wolf
External Links: Fic on AO3

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Cupboard Love is a popular Derek/Stiles fanfic by mklutz. It is an AU in which Stiles is a college student who starts a catering business on the side. Several recipes were posted with the story.

Rhea314 made a podfic of the story (3 hours, 17 minutes) a few months later.[1]

As of 18 December 2014, the story on Archive of Our Own had 419 comments, 7259 kudos, 3931 bookmarks, and 285392 hits; out of 31,302 fanworks tagged with Sterek, it had the 28th highest kudos count, 6th highest hit count, 7th highest bookmark count, and 185th highest comment count.

Fan Reactions/Reviews

Before the record was deleted, Goodreads users had rated the story 65 times and left 17 reviews, for an average rating of 3.85 out of 5 stars.[2]

R *a Reader Obsessed*:

If you want a feel good Sterek with very little angst and tons of warm fuzzies - then this will fit the bill.[3]


Sheer food porn!

Long loving descriptions of food preparations - I'm definitely planning to try the Salmon Chowder and check out a healthier Peanut butter cookie recipe ;)

I enjoyed the fic though I wasn't looking for a cookery lesson (I'm very happy with my own potato mash and do not have shares in cream!) and Stiles' buisness idea seemed a big stretch.

Derek is a rich recluse but it's strange to me because we meet his perfect happy family with no glimpse of angst or cannon-tragedy which means his character doesn't add up, there's no explanations.

There are hints of wolfiness, marking, sniffing, mine, strong, perfect looks - but this is AU with out the Were-factor.

Family christmas prep is cute, but who has time to make all those cookies? it's a bit Stepford son!

It's warm comfortable reading if you don't look too close and I enjoyed it.[4]


I enjoyed this simply because I am a foodie...[5]

The critics on Fail_Fandomanon labeled it an ATG fic, "cute but not Teen Wolf fic."[6]


  1. podfic on AO3 posted 2012-11-22. Audiofic Archive link.
  2. Google cache of accessed 18 December 2014. The record was recreated at least once; as of 28 August 2016, there were 6 ratings with an average rating of 4 stars. archived.
  3. Goodreads review, 9 November 2014. Google cache of accessed 18 December 2014.
  4. Meep. 13 October 2014 Goodreads review. Google cache of accessed 18 December 2014.
  5. Goodreads review, 15 July 2014. Google cache of accessed 18 December 2014.
  6. anonymous comment in thread Re: Disappointing popular fics, posted 15 November 2013 in Fail_Fandomanon. See also this 13 December 2013 comment: Obligatory mention of Sterek's ATG fic Cupboard Love.