From The Email: Five Real Kitchens

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House Tours have long been a popular series on Apartment Therapy, and although The Kitchn doesn't have quite as many Kitchen Tours, the ones we do have have been incredibly inspirational and helpful to me and our readers. They're packed full of ideas on using space wisely, and bringing warmth and spirit into the home through cooking.

Today I wanted to highlight a few of my favorites and invite you to send in your own ideas for Kitchen Tours.

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Tiniest Kitchen Ever? Jack's Micro Home is a tour that will make anyone feel they can cook no matter how small their kitchen. Jack's entire apartment is 10' x 16'. The sink becomes a dining area with a cutting board and stool.

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Eric Haeberli of We Love Jam is a tour of the San Francisco kitchen where some of the tastiest jam money can buy was born. What I love about this tour is what we find when we peek deeply: the tools in Eric's drawers, his lovely idea files, and whimsically colorful plates.

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Joanne Weir's Live/Work Laboratory is a tour I shot last spring when I got to spend time in the big kitchen where the adorable chef and teacher Joanne Weir not only entertains, but shoots her television shows and hosts culinary classes. It is an extremely well-thought-out space full of replicable ideas, even if you don't have a giant wood-burning pizza oven.

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At Home in Paris with David Lebovtiz is a tour that will make you laugh, and get you to appreciate the space you have. This tiny kitchen in a rental apartment is where famed chef/author David Lebovitz cooks up his latest ideas. He treats his entire apartment like a kitchen — can you guess in which rooms he keeps his ice cream maker, casserole dishes and chocolate drying rack? It's not the kitchen.

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Ragdale House Travels Through Time is a beautiful tour Nora did when she was an artists' residence in Illinois. This kitchen is quiet and functional. It will take you back in time and remember that it is possible to cook without all the electrics and bells and whistles. I love Nora's photos for how hushed and gentle they are.

Do you know someone with a gorgeous, outrageous, challenged, or somehow unique cooking space? Let us know! If you live in a city where we have a writer, we can come to you. Or, you can do your own photo tour and we'll arrange an interview over the phone. Send inquiries to kitchen (at) apartmenttherapy (dot) com. We'll be in touch.

Cheers,
Sara Kate

Last Week's Posted Email: From The Email: Fridge-Clearing Lentil Soup

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Sara Kate is the founding editor of The Kitchn. She co-founded the site in 2005 and has since written three cookbooks. She is most recently the co-author of The Kitchn Cookbook, to be published in October 2014 by Clarkson Potter.

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