Jamie's Fresh and Tiny Manhattan Kitchen

Jamie's Fresh and Tiny Manhattan Kitchen

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Faith Durand
May 5, 2010

Who cooks here? Jamie, a photographer and blogger, and her boyfriend, web designer Kevin Burg
Location: New York, NY
Owned or rented? Rented
Kitchen size: 56 square feet

What challenge have you overcome in your kitchen? Coming from Texas I thought, "How in the world am I going to survive with only a mini-fridge and a stove one friend called the smallest they have ever seen?" I mean, I could crawl into my parent's freezer back home it is so big! Then this wonderful thing happened — I was forced to start buying my food fresh, daily and only what I would eat. By taking away what I thought I needed I actually learned what food and cooking was all about and from this I began my great love affair with food.

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What's the story of your kitchen?
Welcome to New York! This 56 square foot kitchen maybe small but it is the heartbeat of our Manhattan apartment! Sure there is not a lot of space (two people in the kitchen is a fun game of bumper cars, no dishwasher meaning I have to put up dishes before I can do anything, and I store pots in the stove I move to the living room when baking) but I cook dinner at home almost every evening and by no means do I let the amount of space detour me from creating, photographing, and blogging about food!

What is your favorite meal to cook here?
I love to make fresh homemade pasta with a simple cherry tomato and capers sauce. I spent the day with an Italian in Brooklyn where he taught me this classic recipe and now I recreate it at home all the time. You can see the it all at my Tumblr blog, From Me to You.

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