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Rachel & Alex’s Urban Homestead with Hounds, Chicken, & Handmade Kitchen
My friends Rachel and Alex live around the corner from me in the funky, historic urban neighborhood of Clintonville near downtown Columbus, Ohio. Our homes share some similarities: The worn-down beauty of an old kit house, a small yet bountiful yard, a modest kitchen.
May 22, 2012
Daniel’s Gorgeous Kitchen Re-Design
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.
May 8, 2012
Spring Seeding: March at Quail Hill Farm
In late March, just two days after the Spring Equinox, I went to Amagansett to visit Quail Hill Farm, the first of what will be many visits over the course of the coming year, to look at the life and labor behind one of the oldest community-supported agriculture farms in the country. What can we, as home cooks, eaters, and amateur growers, learn from observing the seasonal changes on this farm?
May 2, 2012
Kate Payne’s Hip, Homemaking Haven
You know how sometimes you go into a domestic diva’s (or fella’s) kitchen and get totally insecure about your own cooking skills and suddenly find yourself really shy? Kate Payne and her kitchen are the complete opposite of that. In fact, when you walk into her cheery and friendly kitchen in her East Austin home, you come away with a feeling of wanting to tackle all kinds of cool kitchen and cooking projects.
May 1, 2012
Matt, Ryan and Mason’s Artist Kitchen
Three guys living in an artist loft, and one of them likes to cook — that’s pretty good odds, don’t you think? Matt is the resident chef at these hard-to-believe-it’s-not-a-TV-show-set living quarters. Take a peek at this bachelor pad loft kitchen, inhabited and enjoyed by three artists. When Matt and Ryan moved in, they gathered the essentials of a kitchen from far and wide.
Apr 26, 2012
Chef Yigit Pura’s Tiny Colorful Kitchen
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.
Apr 10, 2012
Young and Kenneth’s Winey Neighbor: A Boutique Wine Shop in Brooklyn
Who: Young and KennethWhat: The Winey Neighbor, a boutique wine shopWhere: Prospect Heights, Brooklyn Sometime last year I noticed work had begun on an empty storefront on Washington Avenue in my neighborhood of Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. My curiosity piqued—Man, please let it be something cool and not another boring real estate office—I was encouraged when I saw a blue and white polka dot awning go up, with a cheeky name: The Winey Neighbor. A wine shop with a sense of humor?
Apr 5, 2012
Katy and Cassidy’s Kitchen on a Sailboat
Katy is an old friend based in Santa Barbara, California. Last year, she shared her cooperative kitchen in Isla Vista, where she cooked dinner for about 30 people each night that she was on cooking duty. Today, Katy and her boyfriend Cassidy invite us to peek into an entirely different kitchen; their tiny cooking spot in their sailboat. This is a creative space where fresh meals are being served up by a gourmand couple who see possibilities within limitations. All aboard!
Mar 13, 2012
Shauna’s French–Inspired Renovation
Shauna and her family are inspired by daily rituals such as great coffee and a classic cocktail, so when they were forced to renovate their kitchen after an unfortunate flooding, they made sure to create places for the accoutrements required for these pleasures. This nook was just one of my favorite features in this French‐inspired beautiful kitchen. Shauna works as a coffee consultant in Portland, Oregon — primarily in the sustainability side of things.
Feb 28, 2012
Real Simple’s Kristin Appenbrink’s Bright Brooklyn Kitchen
Kristin Appenbrink is one of those funny, welcoming friends with an enviably big kitchen and impressive homemade ice cream skills. She recently threw a little party for the ladies of Pantry Confidential (a great new site we’ll explain below), and while we’re happy to get a sneak peek at her space, we’re a little jealous we didn’t get to go.Kristin, who is an editor at RealSimple.
Dec 13, 2011
Cookbook Author Diane Morgan’s Timeless Kitchen
Today we get to tour the kitchen of a culinary professional! Prolific cookbook author Diane Morgan renovated her kitchen fifteen years ago, but she designed it to feel both solid and timeless, so as you will see it still looks fresh and modern.This kitchen has been the site of development for over seventeen cookbooks. Come peek into the incredibly organized cabinets and drawers of a professional food writer! Diane Morgan’s kitchen is beautiful, functional and highly organized.
Dec 6, 2011
Jenny & Asmund’s $4000 Renovated Kitchen & Garden
Jenny and Asmund both work in the field of architecture and do freelance design work. Their kitchen balances function and form beautifully. It’s compact, full of light, and a great example of renovation on a budget, $4,000 to be exact. Join me for a slice of pear galette and a tour of this inspired space and edible garden. photo taken before the renovation Jenny and Asmund make most of their meals from scratch, using much of the produce from their lovely backyard garden.
Nov 29, 2011
Rhiannon’s Jadeite Jewel of a Kitchen
In September of last year, Rhiannon and her family moved from Oakland, California to a 1938 Portland home set into the green streets of the Laurelhurst neighborhood. The first order of business? Restore the kitchen, bringing back some of the space’s inherent charm and color, but adding a few modern appliances to make cooking for a family easy. Join Rhiannon for a cup of tea in this adorable kitchen, rich with a lifetime’s collection of jadeite.
Oct 11, 2011
The Chef’s Garden: A Very Unusual Family Farm in Ohio
It’s Farm Week at The Kitchn, so I’m bringing back my favorite farm visit of all time: The Chef’s Garden in Huron, Ohio. Farmer Jones and the rest of the Jones family found some smart, creative ways to revitalize their family farm and offer something special — take a look! – FaithThe Chef’s Garden is a company that has mastered the drama of vegetables. On my recent visit to this utterly unique Ohio farm, spectacles of vegetables and herbs paraded by.
Oct 4, 2011
Valerie’s Fresh and Updated Kew Gardens Kitchen
Who cooks here? Valerie and her husband JeffLocation: Kew Gardens, NYOwned or rented? OwnedKitchen size: 90 square feet What challenge have you overcome in your kitchen? Working mostly on the weekends we were able to see the job to completion in about 6 weekends. The whole update cost us about $1,000. Initially we hated our countertop, and planned to replace it. But after the rest of the kitchen got an overhaul, the improvements actually made the old countertop look brand new.
May 25, 2010
Brittany’s New Bright White Portland Kitchen
Who cooks here? Brittany, her husband Michael, and their Boston terrier Rufus JayLocation: Portland, OROwned or rented? OwnedKitchen size: 108 square feet What challenge have you overcome in your kitchen? The cabinets were stained “cordovan” color (which completely clashed with the floor), so we just painted them white. This contest’s timing was perfect because we’d already started the painting process.
May 21, 2010
Kristin’s Tiny Black and White New York Kitchen
Who cooks here? Kristin, her boyfriend, and their LabradorLocation: Greenwich Village, NYOwned or rented? OwnedKitchen size: 55 square feet What challenge have you overcome in your kitchen? It may not seem like a big deal, but my kitchen had no back splash for the longest time. I had a box of glass tiles (bought them because they were on sale) sitting on the floor of my closet for the longest time and planned on having someone install them.
May 19, 2010
Nikki’s San Francisco Kitchen with Character
Who cooks here? Nik and JohnLocation: San Francisco, CAOwned or rented? RentedKitchen size: 60 square feet What challenge have you overcome in your kitchen? We added counter space by adding a stainless steel shelving unit for our microwave and toaster oven which also cleverly hides the gas line to the oven. We also put in some shelving units for plates and pots.
May 12, 2010
Megumi’s Hand-Made Brussels Kitchen
Who cooks here? Megumi and her partner KeiichiLocation: Brussels, BelgiumOwned or rented? RentedKitchen size: 98 square feet What challenge have you overcome in your kitchen? I am collecting antique local kitchen stuffs, such as old medicine pots, in antique markets because these stuffs go quite well with this old and hand-made kitchen. Surprisingly, my Japanese kitchen stuffs blends in perfectly in the European taste kitchen!
May 11, 2010
Ariana’s Cheerful, Colorful Portland Kitchen
Who cooks here? Ariana, her husband, and her three year oldLocation: Portland, OROwned or rented? OwnedKitchen size: 90 square feet What challenge have you overcome in your kitchen? When we moved in three years ago, the kitchen was very dark and crowded. In Portland, we need all of the light and cheer we can get! We installed a glass door, replaced the counters and sink, took out imposing cabinets and put in open shelving.
May 10, 2010
Kate’s Creatively Renovated Rental Kitchen
Who cooks here? katemtsui + mmicire Location: Lowell, MAOwned or rented? RentedKitchen size: 83 square feet What challenge have you overcome in your kitchen? Our kitchen was renovated a few years ago with plain white cabinets and appliances. Oddly, the builders chose a dark blue laminate counter top. Challenge #1: customizing the kitchen with paint!
May 4, 2010
Room for Color Winner: Heather’s Coral Rental Kitchen
Look! A kitchen, and a rental kitchen at that, won first place in the International division of our Room for Color contest! We were very excited to see such a vibrant kitchen in the first place spot.Heather says that she built the color palette for her little kitchen around a paper parasol that she loves.
Nov 3, 2009
The Way Milk Should Be: A Visit to Snowville Creamery Farm Tour
We seem to spend a lot of time bemoaning the state of food in America. There’s so much that isn’t the way it ought to be that sometimes we forget to celebrate and appreciate places that are producing food in creatively sustainable ways. One of those places is Snowville Creamery in southeast Ohio. We visited Snowville to bring you a peek at a dairy that is doing things right.
Oct 7, 2009
Where Does Milk Come From? A Tour of Shatto Dairy in Kansas City
This being Ice Cream Month and all, we wanted to focus on the ingredients and producers that let us make this sweet creamy treat. So today we have another sort of treat for you: a tour of a dairy farm!This tour comes to you from Sarah, who usually writes for AT:Chicago. This summer she visited a dairy farm and took tons of great photos. Make sure to watch the slideshow. (Cute kids, cute calves, and baby bottles!
Aug 20, 2008
A Tour of London’s Bookshop Café Books for Cooks
One of the best ways to spend a Saturday afternoon in London is to crowd into bookstore/café Books for Cooks, a Notting Hill institution where you can browse thousands of international cookbooks and grab one of a handful of café tables to sample daily changing light meals cooked up in the open test kitchen in the back. By the time we got there at 2 pm on a recent Saturday, they were down to their last slice of coconut cake.
May 2, 2008