Ronna’s Hospitable Brooklyn Kitchen for Four

published May 14, 2010
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Who cooks here? Ronna, her husband, and two little girls
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Owned or rented? Rented
Kitchen size: 43 square feet

What challenge have you overcome in your kitchen? I cook professionally and often at home, but my kitchen came with zero counter space and only enough storage space to keep half my dishes and glassware. I had to make room for all of my bulk spices and grains, as well as vinegars/oils, and a ton of oversized equipment. (continued)

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What challenge have you overcome in your kitchen? (continued)
And I had to do this in a way which is somewhat childproof, as I have two toddlers at home (note the bungy cords holding back the glass jars on the prep table shelves I installed). The large metal rack of equipment along the wall is actually in an adjacent room, with the child-friendly items on the bottom and any sharp or small items up top.

What’s the story of your kitchen?
Eight years ago, my husband and I moved into our apartment with a kitchen that measured about 20 square feet (we put in a prep table which extended the space a bit). We hosted yearly holiday parties for up to 75 people, all with food from this kitchen. Then we had kids, and had to accommodate sippy cups and three meals a day at home.

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