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This Kitchen Is Everything We Love About Scandinavian Design
Who knew that gray could be so soothing?
May 2, 2019
Elana Amsterdam’s Paleo Pantry
I spent last week in Boulder, Colorado, where I got a chance to meet up with a blog friend — Elana Amsterdam, who writes cookbooks on Paleo and grain-free cooking, and who blogs at Elana’s Pantry (remember her strawberry gluten-free cupcakes? So yummy!). So I thought it would be especially appropriate to bring you a peek into Elana’s real-life pantry. What does a Paleo pantry look like? What does she stock and use regularly?
May 2, 2019
15 Ways to Store Your Pots and Pans (All From Our Kitchen Tours!)
Now that The Kitchn Cure has officially started, I’m thinking a lot about better ways to organize my kitchen. One thing I know I can improve upon is how I store my cookware. So where better to look for inspiration than our kitchen tour archives? Here are 15 real-kitchen ideas for how to store your pots and pans: 1 Victor & Rajiv’s Colorful, Collected Kitchen (And Garden!
May 2, 2019
A Genius Hidden Coffee Station
Who: Bethia Woolf & Andy Dehus of Columbus Food Adventures Where: Columbus, Ohio See the full kitchen: Bethia & Andy’s Renovated Victorian Kitchen Yesterday I showed you my friend Bethia’s kitchen renovation. I loved a lot of the smart details they worked into the space: sliding shelves for small electrics, a hidden pull-out towel rack. But I loved none of those things more than what I’m about to show you: the coffee command center. Ta-da!
May 1, 2019
We Went to the Staub Factory in France to Learn How the Cookware Gets Made
A few weeks ago, I got to go to France to get a behind-the-scenes tour of the Staub factory. (I swear this is not a humblebrag!) I was there to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the cocotte and the launch of the new Staub cookbook. I love seeing how stuff gets made — especially stuff that I actually use on an almost-daily basis. And I’m hoping you guys do, too, because I took a bunch of pictures and detailed notes to share the process with you.
May 1, 2019
6 Fun Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Target
For someone who doesn’t travel much, I got to go on a lot of fun work trips this year. During the summer, I went to Aldi’s headquarters just outside of Chicago. In September, I went to the Staub factory in Northern France. And just before Thanksgiving, I went to Target’s headquarters in Minneapolis. It was a good year! Especially because these are three of my favorite brands. With the Thanksgiving frenzy, I didn’t get to tell you guys about my Target trip. So here goes!
May 1, 2019
Check Out Founder Maxwell’s Dream Kitchen Renovation
Back in the early spring of 2016 I tore down a little house my family had purchased 18 years earlier and, taking it on as finally my own and with money that I inherited when my father passed away, I rebuilt it from the ground up (actually below the ground, up) with the help of three wonderfully skilled people, John Berg (architect), Peter Germano (contractor) and Rebecca Robertson (interior designer). The project took nearly two years, allowing me to move in by Christmas 2018.
Apr 30, 2019
This Remodeled RV Kitchen Is Cuter than Most Normal-Sized Kitchens
Forgoing conventional living arrangements in favor of life on the road in an RV requires a hefty dose of romanticism, and it takes a special sort of someone to really do it right. In this particular case, the special someone(s) are Elyse DeLisle and Amanda Goelz, a creative couple who just last year decided to scrap plans to close on a condo in Florida and instead travel the country in a renovated 1986 Fleetwood Avion that they found on Craigslist.
Apr 30, 2019
A Rich, Warm Los Angeles Kitchen
Whoa. Apartment Therapy just posted a house tour that has what may be our favorite kitchen ever. Take a look!This 1920s home in Hancock Park, Los Angeles, is one in a fourplex of apartments. The apartments had been badly abused in the process of 90 years of modernization since they were built. The owner of this unit stripped away the bad but left the good.We are just absolutely smitten by the kitchen in particular.
Apr 27, 2019
This Swedish Home Has the Most Glorious Pink Kitchen
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Oddly enough, the most eclectic part of this house isn't even the pink kitchen!
Apr 23, 2019
This Kitchen Has the Most Fun Breakfast Nook We’ve Ever Seen
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This colorful Los Angeles home is what dreams are made of.
Apr 23, 2019
This Latin Television Host’s Miami Kitchen Has a Message for Us All
Who: Ingrid Hoffmann, cookbook author and television host of Simply Delicioso and Top Chef Estrellas Where: Miami, Florida On television, Ingrid Hoffmann comes across as warm and energetic, with a real zest for mindful living and eating. In person, the host of Food Network’s Simply Delicioso is just the same: an enthusiastic consumer of all that life and food have to offer.
Mar 26, 2017
A Visit with the Miami Bread King in His Kitchen
Who: Zak H. Stern and Batsheva Wulfsohn, the husband-and-wife team behind Zak the Baker; their daughters, 2-year-old Abigail and 4-month-old Maya Maybel. Where: Surfside, Florida Zak Stern is better known as Zak the Baker (also the name of his bakery in the Wynwood Arts District) and, for many, he has an even higher title: He is Miami’s crowned king of bread.
Mar 20, 2017
We Wanna Cook Here: Sunny Bywater Apartment with Wrap-Around Balcony in New Orleans
Vacation Rental: Sunny Bywater Apartment with Wrap-Around Balcony in New Orleans, Louisiana Sleeps: Up to 3 guests Price: Starting at $80 per night Why We Wanna Cook Here: It’s about a million times more charming than our current kitchen. It’s also in the Bywater (where the cool kids live). This second-floor apartment is 1,300 square feet, has giant floor-to-ceiling windows with lots of light, and a wrap-around balcony with outdoor seating. If you love cats, this place is for you.
Feb 6, 2017
At Home in Oakland with Food Writer Nik Sharma
Who: Nik Sharma, food writer for the San Francisco Chronicle and A Brown Table Where: Glenview neighborhood of Oakland, CA Nik Sharma is a food writer, commercial and editorial food photographer, and pastry cook. His beautiful blog, A Brown Table, won the IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals) award for Best Photo Based Culinary Blog in 2015 and 2016.
Feb 4, 2017
At Home in Oakland with Shop Owner Alice Erb
Who: Alice Erb, co-owner of the wonderfully eclectic shop Tail of the Yak Where: Oakland, California Just over the Oakland border, in Berkeley, is Tail of the Yak — or the Yak, for short. It’s a magical, eclectic, jewel-box of a shop, beloved by locals as well as by international visitors who make pilgrimages to stock up on the store’s one-of-a-kind pieces. Alice Erb, along with artist Lauren McIntosh, is the co-owner and has been since the mid-1970s.
Feb 2, 2017
We Wanna Cook Here: Beautiful Family Home in Rockridge
Vacation Rental: Beautiful Family Home in Rockridge, Oakland, California Sleeps: Up to 12 guests Price: From $275 per night; five-night minimum Why We Wanna Cook Here: We’re suckers for a breakfast bar. And this one is eight feet! This spacious house was recently redone, but still has plenty of rustic charm. Just look at that breakfast bar (did we mention it’s eight feet?), the farmhouse sink, the painted window trim, and that Wolf oven!
Jan 29, 2017
A Pecan Expert Explains When (and How) to Shell a Pecan
Who: Tucker Pecan Company What: Southern Pecans Where: Montgomery, Alabama Got a pecan tree in your yard? Well, today you’re in luck: David Little, president of Tucker Pecan Company, is sharing a few gathering and shelling tips. In the fall, when the green outer hull enclosing each nut opens, the pecans are ready for harvest. At commercial pecan orchards, machines are used to shake them out of the trees.
Nov 13, 2015
The 2 Pyrex Pieces That Their Employees Love the Most
Pyrex has a special place in the hearts of cooks, bakers, and vintage collectors across the country, but perhaps unsurprisingly for a company that’s been around for 100 years, it’s particularly special to those who have a personal stake in the production of each piece. During my tour of the Pyrex factory in Charleroi, PA, I spent time chatting with a number of employees from almost every department. As we talked, two things kept coming up over and over.
Nov 5, 2015
A Short History of Pyrex: The 100-Year-Old American Classic Glassware
Who: Pyrex What: Iconic glass kitchenware Where: Corning, NY, and Charleroi, PA If you’ve ever measured out milk for pancakes, melted butter in the microwave, scooped out a slice of lasagna at a potluck buffet, or even just dug into a bowl of popcorn while speeding through the entire season of “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” you’ve likely had your hands on a piece of Pyrex in your lifetime.
Nov 3, 2015
Joanna Goddard on the Two Most Important Food Moments for Her Family
Who cooks and eats here: Joanna Goddard of Cup of Jo, Alex Williams, and their two kids, Anton and Toby Where: Brooklyn, New York Rent or Own? Rent With a busy balance of work, travel, and family life, Joanna and Alex have a lot going on, but their schedule doesn’t stop them from making time to cook with their kids and eat together on a daily basis. Food and fun are major factors in what makes this family tick merrily along.
Aug 12, 2015
6 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Rice
Who: Hoàng Thị Thẩm and Nguyễn Đình Đạt What: Rice Where: Bac Ninh Province, Vietnam Rice doesn’t have the most exciting of reputations. It’s often thought of as filler, a background food to hold up dishes with more flavor — but rice has a few secrets you might not know.
Aug 6, 2015
How One Farmer Meets the Demands of Growing Rice in Vietnam
Who: Hoàng Thị Thẩm and Nguyễn Đình Đạt What: Rice Where: Bac Ninh Province, Vietnam Growing rice might sound like an easy, straightforward process, but a lot of thought and work goes into taking care of the soil, irrigating the fields, and getting the most out of a rice crop. Dat shares some of the challenges he works against every season and every day in the field. Growing rice takes a hard toll on the field its grown in.
Aug 4, 2015
5 Things We Can Learn from This Victorian Kitchen
When I first came across this kitchen, I couldn’t stop scrolling through the photos. I was immediately captivated by the kitchen’s openness and how polished yet still welcoming it seems. The kitchen was recently expanded by combining the existing kitchen and a rarely used screened-in porch. The more I looked at the finished kitchen from Jessica Helgerson Interior Design, the more smart ideas I found. Here are the five lessons you can learn from this remodeled space.
Jul 24, 2015
This Ingenious Sink Was Inspired by Restaurant Kitchens
Who cooks and eats here: Rebecca Odes and Craig Kanarick, and kids Where: Manhattan Rent or Own? Owned for five years See the kitchen tour: Rebecca and Craig’s Family Kitchen in Manhattan This week we’re visiting Rebecca and Craig, two independent entrepreneurs who live in New York City with their children. They built their dream kitchen — full of smart, interesting details.
Jun 19, 2015
Rebecca and Craig’s Family Kitchen in Manhattan
Who cooks and eats here: Rebecca Odes and Craig Kanarick, and kids Where: Manhattan Rent or Own? Owned for five years Here at The Kitchn we have visited all types of kitchens, from small and cozy to big and dreamy. I love seeing how people make the most of limited spaces, but I also really enjoy seeing cooks’ dream kitchens — their finally, at-last, this-is-what-we-always-wanted home.
Jun 15, 2015
11 Packable Tools for the Traveling Chef
Who cooks and eats here: Chef Cameron Stauch; his wife, Ayesha; children, Lyla (11) and Kiran (6); and his family’s cook, Hong Where: Hanoi, Vietnam Rent or Own? Rent through the Canadian Embassy Chef Cameron Stauch has lived and cooked in four very different places: his home, Canada; India; Hong Kong; and here in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Jun 10, 2015
Chef Cameron Stauch’s Beginner’s Guide to Indian Spices
I first met Canadian Chef Cameron Stauch when I wanted to stop spending so much money on Indian takeout by making my own Indian food, and I had no idea where to start. Cameron went as far as to bring me recipes and guide me around three different mini-marts where I could find Indian ingredients that had been brought into the country in the shop owner’s suitcase.
Jun 9, 2015
Chef Cameron Stauch’s Home Kitchen in Hanoi
Who cooks and eats here: Chef Cameron Stauch; his wife, Ayesha; children, Lyla (11) and Kiran (6); and his family’s cook, Hong Where: Hanoi, Vietnam Rent or Own? Rent through the Canadian Embassy Canadian Chef Cameron Stauch has cooked for Queen Elizabeth, Will and Kate, and the Emperor and Empress of Japan. As the husband of a Canadian diplomat, he’s lived and cooked in Delhi, Hong Kong, and Hanoi, and he’s currently working on a cookbook of vegetarian Vietnamese recipes.
Jun 8, 2015
Samantha’s Favorite Summer Salad
Who cooks and eats here: Samantha, Todd, and Elin Mae Wennerstrom Where: Santa Barbara, California Rent or Own? Own We’ve toured Samantha’s airy, bright kitchen, we’ve learned her entertaining secret, and now we’re going to dive into a meal this hostess prepares frequently. Samantha’s cooking style, according to the lifestyle blogger, is “relaxed, seasonal, healthy, and unplanned.” This salad perfectly embodies this philosophy.
Jun 3, 2015
Samantha’s Light, Bright Kitchen Remodel
Who cooks and eats here: Samantha, Todd, and Elin Mae Wennerstrom Where: Santa Barbara, California Rent or Own? Own Samantha, Todd, and baby Elin share a newly remodeled, bright and airy kitchen in Santa Barbara, California. Samantha’s relaxed and timeless fashion sensibility seems to be perfectly echoed in this space — where the couple recently installed open shelving, marble countertops, and new appliances.
Jun 1, 2015
What’s Cooking This Weekend, Leela Cyd?
This week we visited the quirky cottage kitchen of Leela Cyd and David Kilpatrick. We got to know why they love their cheap storage solution and Leela’s favorite summertime breakfast. So there’s only one question left to ask: Leela, what’s cooking this weekend? After living in India a few years ago, lassis of every variety are now a part of my regular repertoire. I’m going to whip up a batch of pineapple lassis to have with brunch.
May 22, 2015
How We Improved Our Kitchen with a Tool Cart & Vertical Storage
Who cooks and eats here: Leela Cyd & David Kilpatrick Where: Santa Barbara, California See their kitchen: Leela & David’s Quirky Cottage Kitchen This kitchen was challenging in its lack of pantry and the fact that there are very few walls, and the existing walls are met with doors to other rooms (bathroom and tiny office), so a large shelving unit wasn’t practical.
May 19, 2015
Leela & David’s Quirky Cottage Kitchen
Who cooks and eats here: Leela Cyd & David Kilpatrick Where: Santa Barbara, California Rent or Own: Rent We’ve lived in this little downtown cottage for about two years, and although the kitchen has its quirks (no dishwasher, very little built-in pantry storage), we’ve made it work with several DIY fixes. I’ve tested an entire cookbook in this space, experimented with new and old recipes, and have daily breakfast dance parties here.
May 18, 2015
Here’s What the Kitchen in a 250 Square Foot Studio Looks Like
Meet Ben — a filmmaker and Man About Town in Austin, Texas. Ben lives in a tiny studio that’s just 250 square feet in size. You may be wondering: Is there a kitchen? Wonder no more — there is, and it looks well-loved and well-stocked. Oh, and it fits in a corner. Here’s how it looks. There it is! A teeny tiny kitchenette, but one with a real stove, color-coordinated Le Creuset pots, and spices and serving dishes aplenty.
Apr 23, 2015
Do You Know What It Means to “Work Clean” in the Kitchen?
Who: Ed Cotton, Executive Chef at Sotto 13 in New York, Top Chef Season 7 runner-up, and former sous chef for Cat Cora on Iron Chef America Where: Long Island City, Queens, New York Read the series: Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four If there’s one thing every chef will tell you is an essential part of cooking — both in a restaurant and at home — it’s the necessity of working clean. This phrase pops up everywhere.
Apr 10, 2015
Chef Ed Cotton’s Favorite Knife
Who: Ed Cotton, Executive Chef at Sotto 13 in New York, Top Chef Season 7 runner-up, and former sous chef for Cat Cora on Iron Chef America Where: Long Island City, Queens, New York Read the series: Part One, Part Two, Part Three We’ve seen his kitchen, the inside of his oven, and learned a bit more about his slide-in range. But we’d be remiss if we didn’t ask Chef Ed Cotton about the most important tool in the kitchen: knives! So, tell us Ed: what’s your favorite knife?
Apr 9, 2015
Chef Ed Cotton’s Comfortable Queens Kitchen
Who cooks and eats here: Ed Cotton, Executive Chef at Sotto 13 in New York, Top Chef Season 7 runner-up, and former sous chef for Cat Cora on Iron Chef America Where: Long Island City, Queens, New York Ed Cotton, the Executive Chef at Sotto 13 in New York, has worked alongside Daniel Boulud at db Bistro Moderne, Laurent Tourondel at BLT Market in the Ritz Carlton, and Cat Cora on Iron Chef America. You may know him as the runner-up on Top Chef season 7.
Apr 6, 2015
A Migratory Beekeeper Gears up for the Honey Flow
Who: Henry Storch of Old Blue Raw Honey What: Migratory beekeeper and professional farrier Where: Wren, Oregon Read the series → Part One, Part Two For a beekeeper from Oregon like Henry Storch of Old Blue Raw Honey, moving the bees to California in January for almond pollination gives his hives something of a bonus spring season to build up colony size before coming home to Oregon spring in March.
Mar 18, 2015
Spring Break with Millions of Bees: Why Beekeepers Take a California Road Trip Every Spring
Who: Henry Storch of Old Blue Raw Honey What: Migratory beekeeper and professional farrier Where: Wren, Oregon Read the series: Part One If you’ve ever driven on Interstate 5 in California during the month of February, you’ve probably witnessed the world’s largest pollination event. Just shy of a million acres in the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys are planted with rows of almond trees, and when they’re all blooming, it’s quite the sight (and aroma).
Mar 17, 2015
How Henry Storch Became a Professional Migratory Beekeeper
Who: Henry Storch of Old Blue Raw Honey What he does: Migratory beekeeper and professional farrier Where: Wren, Oregon About five years ago, Henry Storch, a budding amateur beekeeper at the time, got a series of calls from thoughtful logger friends petitioning him to come collect honeybee colonies that had inadvertently been brought into logging sites. (The wild bees had been living in the trunks of trees that had been felled by the loggers.
Mar 16, 2015
5 Things We Can Learn from This Brooklyn Townhouse Kitchen
Call it a residential hazard, but I will never get tired of seeing the insides (specifically, the kitchens) of other homes in Brooklyn. There’s something amazing about getting the chance to peek behind the scenes of the brownstones, lofts, and high rises that make up this borough. You find lovely surprises — like this well-designed kitchen that has a lot to recommend it to our attention. And this kitchen, while small by many standards, seems expansive by New York standards.
Feb 20, 2015
A Great Customizable Kitchen Cart (With Drawers!) for a Small Kitchen
Who: Charlie Marshall of The Marshal Where: Manhattan, New York See his kitchen: Chef Charlie Marshall’s Tiny, Well-Ordered New York City Kitchen A major feature in Charlie Marshall’s small kitchen is his kitchen cart, placed against the far wall. What’s notable about this cart is its solid wire construction, butcher block top, and the three pull-out drawers on the top shelf.
Feb 20, 2015
Chef Charlie Marshall’s Tiny, Well-Ordered New York City Kitchen
Who cooks and eats here: Chef Charlie Marshall of The Marshal Where: Manhattan, New York Chef Charlie’s mantra — do more with less — is nowhere more evident than in his tiny New York City kitchen. Space constraints are a reality for most New Yorkers, and it’s no different for Charlie. He has very little countertop space, and no dishwasher — quite a different setup than at his Hell’s Kitchen restaurant, The Marshal.
Feb 17, 2015
Bethia & Andy’s Renovated Victorian Kitchen in Columbus
Who: Bethia Woolf & Andy Dehus of Columbus Food Adventures Where: Columbus, Ohio Bethia Woolf and Andy Dehus are some of the most curious and adventurous food-lovers that I know. This is fitting, as they own a company called Columbus Food Adventures, which runs food tours here in Columbus. (You can read more about how they started their business here.) But they don’t just eat out at restaurants; they are avid and accomplished home cooks, too.
Feb 12, 2015
Cook’s Country Editor Eva Katz’s Homey, Hardworking Kitchen
Who cooks and eats here: Eva Katz, her husband Philip, and their two sons Where: Jamaica Plain in Boston, Massachusetts Rent or Own? Own If there’s one thing Eva Katz knows, it’s how to make your kitchen work for you. As a recipe developer, writer, and longtime editor at Cook’s Country magazine, Eva is a consummate cook, and a busy one. Her home kitchen serves as the headquarters for both her personal blog, My Front Burner, and her freelance work for Cook’s Country.
Jan 27, 2015
Here’s What the Kitchen in a Sustainable Micro-Cabin Looks Like
Tim and Hannah live in a tiny (196-square-foot) cabin they built themselves in Tahoe, California. The cabin is situated in a forest; is made of mostly recycled, salvaged, or low-impact materials; and is completely off the grid. How do they cook if there’s no electricity? What about a refrigerator? Or running water? They figured it all out, and designed a functional cooking space full of untraditional yet smart solutions.
Jan 23, 2015
How One Little Boy in Northern Thailand Learned to Love Baking
Who: Jade and Toby Keller, son Cy, and dog Dot Where: Chiang Mai, Thailand Read Parts 1 and 2: Jade’s Thai Kitchen in Chiang Mai and Why Jade Shipped Her Special Wedding Dishes Across the Globe Jade works as the Educational Program Manager at the SOLD Project, an NGO in Northern Thailand working to prevent the trafficking of children into sexual servitude.
Jan 22, 2015
Why Jade Shipped Her Special Wedding Dishes Across the Globe
Who cooks and eats here: Jade and Toby Keller, son Cy, and dog Dot Where: Chiang Mai, Thailand See Jade’s Kitchen: Jade’s Thai Kitchen in Chiang Mai As we read yesterday, when Jade and Toby moved to Thailand over four years ago, they thought they might stay for one or two years. Since then they’ve come to feel so at home in their new country, they have no plans to go anywhere.
Jan 21, 2015
Jade’s Thai Kitchen in Chiang Mai
Who cooks and eats here: Jade and Toby Keller, son Cy, and dog Dot Where: Chiang Mai, Thailand Rent or Own?
Jan 20, 2015
7 Ways This Chicago Kitchen Makes the Most of Every Inch
How many smart storage and organization solutions can you fit on one kitchen wall? Quite a few, it turns out! Despite not occupying a lot of square footage, the owners of this Chicago kitchen have made the most of every available bit of horizontal and vertical space. Here are seven details worth noting. Floating shelves: Four floating shelves right above the stove hold spices, dishes, and a few decorative accessories.
Jan 13, 2015
The Wood-Handled Amica Zen Oven is a Minimalist’s Dream
No timers, no alarms, no digital display, and a wooden handle that’s as simple and streamlined as the rest of it — this is the Zen Oven from Polish appliance company Amica, and if you’re a minimalist, I’m guessing you just fell in love. Available only in black or white, the Zen oven (spotted over on Remodelista) is deceptively simple.
Jan 7, 2015
Stephen & Scott’s New Orleans Heirloom Kitchen
When Stephen LaRue returned to New Orleans after living away for a long time, he embraced the heirloom appeal of the city, but with his own personal take on the decor of the home he shares with a long-time friend. And because his kitchen and living area inhabit the same space, his design aesthetic carries through. Not only do we love the leather armchairs that serve as dining chairs. but Stephen and Scott have left no wall uncovered.
Oct 24, 2014
8 Smart Ways to Make More Space in a Small Kitchen
Who cooks here: Anna Watson Carl of The Yellow Table & Brandon Carl See the kitchen: Anna’s Yellow Table Kitchen Where: Manhattan, New York Rent or Own? Rent Tiny kitchens are the norm in Manhattan and other dense urban areas, and many people merely use their teeny kitchens as a place to reheat takeout and store bottles of wine.
Oct 22, 2014
Anna’s Yellow Table Kitchen
Who cooks here: Anna Watson Carl of The Yellow Table & Brandon Carl Where: Manhattan, New York Rent or Own? Rent When Anna Watson Carl first laid eyes on the 48-square-foot kitchen in her now-husband Brandon’s Manhattan apartment, she wasn’t sure she could make it work. “There was no pantry, no drawers, and about one square foot of counter space,” she recalls with a laugh. “Not to mention the fact that it was up five flights of stairs!
Oct 21, 2014
A No-Recipe Recipe from Christan in Atlanta: Sunday Kale Salad
Who cooks and eats here: Christan Vick & Jenna Novic Where: East Atlanta, GA See the kitchen: Christan & Jenna’s Blended East Atlanta Kitchen Rent or Own? Own Christan’s favorite kitchen hack is to make a large vegetable or veg-and-grain salad that can be safely stashed in the refrigerator for easy lunches and late-night snack raids. Here’s how she makes her favorite Sunday kale salad — an easy make-ahead salad for eating all week.
Oct 12, 2014
The 6 Kitchen Tools These Two Cooks Love the Most
Who cooks and eats here: Christan Vick and wife Jenna Novic Where: East Atlanta, Georgia See their kitchen: Christan & Jenna’s Blended East Atlanta Kitchen Rent or Own? Own Christan and Jenna’s kitchen is a blend of modern (IKEA cabinets, wire shelving), vintage finds, and family heirlooms. Their 60s style ranch house has limited storage, so everything in the kitchen has to get used regularly to justify the space.
Oct 8, 2014
Christan & Jenna’s Blended East Atlanta Kitchen
Who cooks and eats here: Christan Vick & Jenna Novic Where: East Atlanta, Georgia Rent or Own? Own Christan Vick and her wife Jenna share a 60s style ranch house in the East Atlanta neighborhood, decorated in equal parts mid-century modern and southern tradition.
Oct 7, 2014
Throwing a Dinner Party Is the Best Way to Feel at Home
Who cooks and eats here: Allen Coin and me, Lisa Pepin! See the kitchen: What It’s Like to Search for an Apartment (and a Good Kitchen) in Hanoi, Vietnam Where: Hanoi, Vietnam Rent or Own? Rent By now, you’ve gotten to know my narrow Hanoi kitchen and how it’s proven to be great for day-to-day cooking. A couple weeks ago, Allen and I put it to the test by inviting our friends from Vietnam, England, Germany, and France over to cook three different dishes together.
Sep 25, 2014
What It’s Like to Search for an Apartment (and a Good Kitchen) in Hanoi, Vietnam
Who cooks and eats here: Allen Coin and me, Lisa Pepin! Where: Hanoi, Vietnam Rent or Own? Rent I’ve done my share of apartment hunting in North Carolina. I know how to avoid the big complexes with the bad reviews and click-baiting ads, screen out the euphemisms that mean “old” or “surrounded by loud students,” and write an email to a Craigslist landlord that actually gets a response.
Sep 23, 2014
4 Tips for Eating More Vegetables with Every Meal
Who shops and eats here: Batya Stepelman of Sparrows & Spatulas, along with her husband, Matt Berman, and their young sons, Otis and Theodore See her kitchen: Batya Stepelman’s Open, Garden-Powered Kitchen Where: Denver, CO Rent or Own? Own This week we visited Batya Stepelman’s family kitchen in Denver, looked in on her flourishing garden, and walked the farmers market together. Clearly this cook loves her vegetables!
Sep 19, 2014
6 Ways to Maximize Your Trip to the Farmers Market
Who shops and eats here: Batya Stepelman of Sparrows & Spatulas, along with her husband, Matt Berman, and their young sons, Otis and Theodore See her kitchen: Batya Stepelman’s Open, Garden-Powered Kitchen Where: Denver, CO Rent or Own? Own We recently toured the open, garden-powered kitchen of Batya Stepelman and were inspired by her city garden and how she finds ways to bring healthier meals and more vegetables to her family’s table.
Sep 18, 2014
How Gardening at Home Changes the Way You Cook
Who gardens and cooks here: Batya Stepelman of Sparrows & Spatulas, along with her husband, Matt Berman, and their young sons, Otis and Theodore See Batya’s kitchen: Batya Stepelman’s Open, Garden-Powered Kitchen Where: Denver, CO Rent or Own? Own Batya Stepelman never considered herself much of a gardener. In fact, before moving to Colorado, her first foray into growing anything green was tending a struggling strawberry plant on her fire escape in Brooklyn.
Sep 17, 2014
Batya Stepelman’s Open, Garden-Powered Kitchen in Denver
Who cooks and eats here: Batya Stepelman of Sparrows & Spatulas, along with her husband, Matt Berman, and their young sons, Otis and Theodore Where: Denver, CO Rent or Own? Own I recently visited Batya Stepelman’s city garden and warm, functional kitchen, nestled in a historic section of downtown Denver. Originally from Brooklyn, Batya is a self-taught cook, seasoned vegetarian, first-time gardener, and author of the popular lifestyle blog, Sparrows & Spatulas.
Sep 16, 2014
A Tiny, Well-Organized Scandinavian Kitchen
When your apartment is only 473 square feet, you’re guaranteed to have a tiny kitchen. And that means that you’re going to have to be smart about storage. That’s exactly what Lauren and Mikko realized when they bought their apartment in Finland. And they came up with some great solutions that balance their two aesthetics perfectly.
Aug 29, 2014
Patrick and Courtney’s Tiny, Sunny Kitchen
Who cooks and eats here: Patrick Melroy and Courtney Miller Where: Santa Barbara, CA Rent or Own? Rent Artist Patrick Melroy and landscape architect Courtney Jane Miller cook and eat in a 70-square-foot space on the second story of a 1940s home in Santa Barbara. Their kitchen is drenched in natural light and feels downright heady with the scent of orange blossoms and ocean breeze wafting through the giant windows. It’s one of the most welcoming, comfortable and beautiful kitchens I know.
Aug 19, 2014
What Is Factory-Seasoned Cast Iron?
Most new cast iron cookware comes with a “factory-seasoned” label, but what does that mean? Are you getting the same well-seasoned, nonstick surface that makes your grandmother’s long-used skillet such a treasure? In our tour of the Lodge cast iron factory, we discovered what the factory seasoning process is and the best ways to maintain that initial seasoning. Normal cast iron seasoning is achieved when fats and oils collect on cast iron through regular use.
Aug 13, 2014
An Eclectic Breakfast Nook to Fit the Whole Family
We can just imagine spending weekend mornings enjoying a leisurely breakfast in Wendy and Gavin’s window seat breakfast nook. We’re guessing those expansive mornings don’t happen that often — not with two boys and two dogs anyway. But for the times when they do, this expansive seating area is ready and waiting. Technically just off the kitchen, the breakfast nook serves as the main dining table for the family.
Aug 8, 2014
No Chips Needed! Two Homemade Argentine Salsas Made for Meat
Who cooks and eats here: Zack Paul Where: Santa Barbara, CA Zack’s Argentine grill fest was revelatory. His grill was specially made just for him, and he prepares his food with care, patience and expertise. So it was only natural he’d create the perfect side dish to complement the elemental flavors of char and fire: salsa!
Jul 17, 2014
An Argentinian Grill Master’s 3 Secrets for Wonderful Grilled Meat and Vegetables
Who cooks and eats here: Zack Paul Where: Santa Barbara, CA Yesterday we learned all about Zack’s Argentine grill technique, so today we’re going to dive into how to best cook the veggies and meats once they hit that grate! I noticed something right away about Zack’s grilling style: there were no extras! No rubs, no sauces, just the “salmuera” (salt water) basted all over everything. This salt water is a genius concept.
Jul 16, 2014
Secrets of a Grill Master: Zack Paul’s Argentine Grill
Who cooks and eats here: Zack Paul Where: Santa Barbara, CA Rent or Own? Rent Today we’re focusing less on a specific home kitchen and more on the outdoors; after all, what better way to celebrate summer than to take to the grill?
Jul 15, 2014
Lyn Huckabee’s Colorful, Abundant Kitchen
Who cooks and eats here: Lyn Huckabee, co-founder of the Boston Food Swap and rental issues blog Rentwhich.com Where: Cambridge, MA When I visited Lyn Huckabee a few months ago in her cheery, apple-green basement kitchen, she didn’t know what to do with the mound of cob popcorn she’d recently gotten from her grain share. Cob popcorn? Grain share? That sounded intriguing! But that’s just par for the course for this avid-cook-turned-food-swap-co-founder.
Jul 8, 2014