What does domestic goddess Nigella Lawson consider essential in the kitchen, and what does she think makes for a cozy kitchen? Well, for starters, she likes her kitchen to feel a little cluttered, and a little used. Also? She keeps her mugs in a drawer.
In this piece from The Wall Street Journal, British cookbook author and personality Nigella says:
I don't want a laboratory, I want a kitchen with clutter and history. I still have a cardboard clock from which I taught my now-teenage children to tell the time stuck on one wall; I keep heavy dutch ovens near the stove. Of course, to some this messiness is most undesirable, but I have found that items kept in out-of-the-way cupboards, or that are too unwieldy to move, don't get used much. And what is the point of that?
She also comes out strongly in favor of the magnetic knife strip, and for keeping her mugs safely in a drawer — not stacked precariously on top of each other on a cupboard shelf. Read more about her ideas about cozy kitchen, as well as her kitchen tool essentials (copper pots, mezzaluna chopper) in The Wall Street Journal piece below.
• Read the article: Nigella Lawson's Cozy Kitchen at The Wall Street Journal
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