Who cooks and eats here: Eva Katz, her husband Philip, and their two sons
Where: Jamaica Plain in Boston, Massachusetts
Rent or Own? Own
If there's one thing Eva Katz knows, it's how to make your kitchen work for you. As a recipe developer, writer, and longtime editor at Cook's Country magazine, Eva is a consummate cook, and a busy one. Her home kitchen serves as the headquarters for both her personal blog, My Front Burner, and her freelance work for Cook's Country. It's also, of course, where she cooks for her family, including two (very hungry) teenage boys!
Given all the ways Eva uses her kitchen — and the hours she spends in it — it's always been very important to her that it be functional, efficient, and enjoyable to be in. "In a nutshell, my kitchen [had] to work for work but still feel like home," she told me. And so it does, thanks to not one but two different IKEA kitchen systems and a few strategic, space-and-sanity-saving touches. Let's take a look!