Behind the Scenes in 11 Cookbook Authors’ Home Kitchens
Earlier this month we gave you a sneak peek into some of our favorite chef kitchens, and this week we’re giving some of our favorite cookbook authors the same treatment.
What’s most impressive to us about so many of these kitchens is that the authors, like Joy the Baker and Anna Watson Carl of The Yellow Table, not only develop their recipes in their home kitchens, but many of them also style and photograph the food for their books right there. Talk about a multitasking space!
- Joanne Chang of Flour: Boston-based baker and author Joanne Chang gave us a peek into her casual loft kitchen, full of light and smart organizational details. See the full tour.
- Joy the Baker’s Venice Beach Kitchen: We’re incredibly impressed by how well Joy used the space in her bungalow in Venice, California. Of course, now that she’s moved to New Orleans, we’ll be eagerly awaiting a look at her new kitchen. See the full tour.
- Melissa Clark of The New York Times: The brave woman that she is, Melissa Clark decided to remodel her kitchen right before her baby was born. Luckily the remodel was complete just in time. This might be the best use of storage space we’ve seen in a New York kitchen. See the full tour.
- Cookbook Author Diane Morgan: With 17 cookbooks to its credit, this kitchen has definitely seen a lot of action. But with those amazingly expansive counters, who wouldn’t be inspired to cook here? See the full tour.
- Josh & Maria of Two Peas & Their Pod: Not only do Josh and Maria run the site Two Peas and Their Pod, but they completely remodeled the kitchen in their Salt Lake City home to better fit their needs. Luckily, they did it before self-publishing their cookie cookbook. See the full tour.
- Anna Watson Carl of The Yellow Table Kitchen: Anna’s first book comes out later this year, and we got a peek into her simple apartment kitchen that makes great use of vertical storage. See the full tour.
- At Home in Paris with David Lebovitz: Parisian kitchens can be a rude wake-up call for a cook used to American conveniences. Ice cream aficionado David Lebovitz has made the most of his space, and always brings back a few conveniences — like silicone spatulas — from trips to the US. See the full tour & how David organizes his shelves.
- A Cookbook Author Transforms His 1950s Kitchen: It was actually while shooting the photos for his cookbook that Chris Reynolds planned out his kitchen remodel. After baking three or more recipes each day and dealing with a dark space, he knew exactly what he wanted. See the full tour.
- Where I Cook: Mallika in London: You might be surprised to know that Mallika actually lives in a Victorian-style home in London, but her kitchen is completely contemporary. As a busy working mom, she needs a streamlined kitchen with a place for everything. See the full tour.
- Kitchen Tour: Sara Moulton’s Everyday Family Kitchen: Like a true pro, Sara’s kitchen is designed with the work triangle in mind. Even with the galley style set up, the smart placement of everything she needs means she isn’t wasting time once she gets cooking. See the full tour.
- Baker Karen Morgan’s Glamorous & Gluten-Free Kitchen: Glamorous is the absolute best way to describe this sleek black-and-white kitchen. The centerpiece is the butcher-block counter that Karen uses to make all her favorite gluten-free treats. See the full tour.