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The Kitchn - Helping cooks live happier, healthier lives at home in the kitchen.

  • A daily web magazine celebrating kitchen design and home cooking.
  • Daily articles: 20 tips, recipes, kitchen tours, product reviews & design ideas
  • Monthly readership: 11 million

The Kitchn is a daily web magazine devoted to home cooking and kitchen design. We have a monthly following of over 11 million readers, and we are a companion site to Apartment Therapy, which receives about 8 million readers a month.

We publish 20 short articles daily that inform and inspire every aspect of home cooking, from recipes to cooking lessons to product reviews to kitchen design and renovation advice.

This is a site for people who like to get their hands dirty while they cook. It is for those who care about the quality of their food, and how it affects the health of themselves and the planet. It is for cooks who care about design and want to create a beautiful kitchen. It's a place to dive in deep, and embrace the joy of one of our basic needs: Food, cooked at home, nourishing ourselves and our households.

Who Is The Kitchn?

The Kitchn was founded in 2005 by Maxwell Ryan and Sara Kate Gillingham, also the founders of The Kitchn's parent site, Apartment Therapy.

Today The Kitchn is brought to you by a diverse team of writers, recipe developers, and photographers from across the country. The site is overseen and edited by Faith Durand, executive editor, Cambria Bold, design and lifestyle editor, Emma Christensen, recipe editor, and Ariel Knutson, assistant editor.

Meet our editorial team

Where Should I Start?

If you want to get an overview of everything we have in our archives, check out our Category Index; it's helpful for browsing.

The Kitchn's Category Index

How Can I Contribute?

The Kitchn is written by a small, steady team of freelance writers and we do not at this time accept unsolicited freelance submissions. However, we do hire from time to time, so keep an eye on our Job Listings for future postings.

We do not accept unsolicited guest posts.

If, however, you are a reader or a blogger who would like to share a kitchen project or recipe link from your own site with our audience, we would love to hear from you! We also are always accepting questions from our readers, which are published in our Good Questions column. Click the link below to contact us with any of these!

Contact us: Ask a question, show us your kitchen, submit a Delicious Link!

Thank you for reading, and happy cooking!


Helping people make their homes more beautiful, organized and healthy by connecting them to a wealth of resources, ideas and community online.

What We Believe

A calm, healthy, beautiful home is a necessary foundation for happiness and success in the world.

Creating this home doesn't require large amounts of money or space. It requires inspiration, connection to resources and motivation to do something about it.

The basic elements of good home design can be learned and achieved by all.

Simplicity and luxury are not mutually exclusive.

Our Goal

To connect people to the resources they need to improve their homes, while reducing their reliance on stuff.

Maxwell Ryan
November, 2007

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Maxwell left teaching in 2001 to start Apartment Therapy as a design business helping people to make their homes more beautiful, organized AND healthy. The website started up in 2004 with the help of his brother, Oliver.