Yigit Pura and I have been friends for almost a decade and as the years have passed, one true thing remains — his absolute labor of love for the mastery of sugar, confection and all things pastry. I was not surprised at all, when he was a contender for the first of Top Chef Just Desserts, and I was absolutely thrilled when he won. During his last visit to Los Angeles, he joined me inside the stunning home of John Saint-Denis for a quick cooking lesson.1.
Welcome to the lovely family kitchen of Ann Gentry! Ann is a chef, restaurateur, and cookbook author who has pioneered vegan cooking through the success of Real Food Daily, her popular vegan restaurant in Los Angeles. She has authored two successful cookbooks, including the brand new Vegan Family Meals: Real Food for Everyone, and she has many encouraging, helpful ideas for creating healthy meals for families.
Do you love cottage-style kitchens, with white cabinets, apron front sinks, and scads of sunlight? If so, you have to see today’s kitchen tour: a sunny, cozy cottage in Silver Lake, Los Angeles. Last month Apartment Therapy had a full house tour of photographer Tyler Parker’s home. Today we are taking a closer look at his remodeled bungalow kitchen — cottage perfection.
Name: Daniel LoweLocation: Hollywood- Los Angeles, CAKitchen size: 9 feet X 17 feet (but it’s a loft, so feels like half the loft is the kitchen or living / social space) Last month at Apartment Therapy we got an awesome tour of Daniel Lowe’s incredible converted loft. Today take a peek at his custom designed kitchen. Lending its style to a more traditional approach, it truly warms up this ultra modern space and open floor plan.
Yigit Pura is best known for winning the first season of Top Chef Just Desserts. Most recently he is in the midst of opening his first ever patisserie, Tout Sweet, in San Francisco. His home kitchen is tiny yet colorful, cheerful, and completely efficient. Come take a peek! Yigit spends so much time in executive-sized kitchens, thinking, eating, and practically sleeping food. At home his humble little kitchen is bright green, brand new and sleek with shiny appliances.
Alison’s awesome family kitchen is perfect for entertaining and keeping family meals running smoothly. I love the bright colors, the spacious countertops, the tiles and wood—all of which help create a warm yet modern, fully functional yet sophisticated family-style kitchen. 10 Questions for Alison (and Her Kitchen)1. What inspires your kitchen and your cooking? Italy will always be my main source of food inspiration.
This past summer, chef Brandon Boudet and his girlfriend Isabelle Dahlin had us over for dinner during a photo shoot for their Apartment Therapy House Tour. Inside this one bedroom English-style cottage is a small galley kitchen that inspired some of the best food I’ve eaten all year. Brandon Boudet hails from New Orleans, where he was raised in a big Italian family. He studied culinary arts in San Francisco and now lives in Los Angeles.
Last month when I visited the home of Philip Sumner and Leona Laurie to shoot their House Tour feature for Apartment Therapy, the two of them fed me a delicious lunch and dinner. They have chosen to follow the Paleo diet, adopting it as a way of eating, and also as a lifestyle. Here’s a peek into what dinner with them is like, eating the Paleo way.Maybe I’m behind the the times of eating trends, but before I met Philip and Leona I had never heard of the Paleo diet.