Who cooks and eats here: Abby Ruettgers, owner of vintage cookbook store Farm & Fable, and her dogs Cooper and Keegan
Where: South End, Boston
Rent or Own? Own
Abby Ruettgers' kitchen is not where you think it'd be. When I walked through the front door of her lovely (and narrow) four-story Boston townhouse and didn't see the kitchen, I assumed it was up the stairs on the second floor, and said as much. But Abby surprised me: no, she said, it's in the basement!
A basement kitchen? I was intrigued, and then blown away when I rounded the corner on the last few steps downstairs and found myself in a beautiful, light-filled room. Part cooking and part entertaining space, Abby's kitchen isn't huge, but it's a "good layout in a funny space," as she notes, with plenty of room for her frequent dinner guests, her ever-growing cookbook collection, and of course, Cooper and Keegan, her two very large and very beloved dogs.