5 Creative Storage Solutions, Better Pasta Salad, How To Make Iced Coffee, Chez Joan in Paris, and Grilling Indoors

This Time Last Year

What was happening on The Kitchn a year ago this week? Well, there was a lot of grilling. Also, two beautiful little kitchens in Paris, some favorite ideas from kitchen tours, a 12-step set of ideas for better pasta salad, a great quote from Mark Twain, and lemony pasta with ricotta and basil...oh! AND the NY Times best chocolate chip cookie recipe. Read on for these posts plus a few more highlights from this week a year ago.

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• Two Paris kitchens: Chez Joan and Chez Colette and Pierre.

That famous chocolate chip cookie recipe - what was your verdict?

• Do you know what agretti is?

• Good grilling: Sausage with Arugula Pesto.

• 5 creative kitchen storage ideas.

• How to make great iced coffee and better pasta salads.

• How can I grill indoors?

• Favorite recipes: Bittman's chicken adobo, plus fried squash blossoms, Lemony Ricotta Pasta with Basil, and homemade paneer cheese.

• A favorite summer wine: Pietra Santa Chardonnay.

Clean the grill with an onion!

Favo(u)rite British kitchen words....

Previous Year-Ago Lookback: How To Make a Wedding Cake, The Best Cheap Cabernet, and What To Do With Leftover Egg Whites

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.