Your Kitchen Needs a Cure


Here's my kitchen from before the last Cure. Even I needed a little help.

"Your kitchen needs a cure." I make it sound like your kitchen is sick; it might be. Maybe it only needs a tune up. The majority of kitchens I see, including my own sometimes, have at the very least symptoms of chaos, disarray or atrophy.

If yours is suffering in any way, consider the Kitchen Cure to be your healer. Maybe you need rehab, or just a weekly massage. The Kitchen Cure gives you as much help as you need. Admit it, we all can use a little help.

This is our fourth semi-annual Cure. It's four quick weeks where we focus on organization, cleaning and stocking up so that ultimately your kitchen is in great shape for cooking. Each Cure gets better and better, so I'm hoping you join us this time, whether you've done a Cure in the past or not.

Expect to roll up your sleeves and ask yourself some hard questions about whether or not you need three whisks or that George Foreman grill you got from your cousin way back when. We'll talk about natural cleaning solutions, how to make an out-box and, after you tear it all apart, we'll help you put it back together again. In the final week we'll go over stocking the kitchen, from spices to sauté pans.

Sign up today and be ready for your first assignment (hint: see the bare-all photo of my kitchen above?) on Friday, February 26th. Committing to the Cure doesn't mean signing your life away for a month. Some complete assignments in an hour each week, while others really go for it and spend all their nights and weekends diligently tending their kitchens. You can give as little or as much as you want.

Our last Cure had almost 3,000 participants, but don't think you'll be just a tiny fish in a big sea. We encourage participants to participate in the community aspect of the Cure by submitting progress photos, updates and questions. Often I answer emails personally and help people along the way.

You'll be done by Friday the 26th of March, just in time for a spring dinner party.

(Don't forget: You can always follow me on Twitter for Cure updates and other cooking miscellany.)

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