I thought you might like to see where all the action takes place. I’m renting a fully-furnished apartment in Berlin, which thankfully has a well-stocked kitchen. Aside from a few santoku-style knives, a grill pan, and some wooden cutting boards, it had just about everything I needed going in.
Well, nearly. The two-dozen metal canisters on the shelf to the right? Those are our spices from the U.S. That’s right. We imported our spice collection. When it comes to packing, having a traveling companion who shares your priorities is a perk! (It also means you both neglect to pack winter gloves.)
But back to the kitchen. I love that the open layout allows me to chat with guests while I cook or clean up. My last kitchen was a hot, stuffy closet. This one is a definite improvement, because it has the most crucial household appliance ever: the dishwasher.
I’ll never go back to hand-washing. Never!
On (all too rare) sunny days, the kitchen fills with natural light. Now that the days are finally getting longer, I have more time to dream up and photograph new dishes.
Since we’re playing show and tell, I’ll show you my favorite kitchen of the moment. It’s nothing outrageous. It’s just tastefully and functionally designed, and something about it speaks to me. I especially love the butcher block counters, the stove hood, and the white cabinets and sink. See how it blends rustic and modern elements? What a beautiful renovation.
I can just imagine a pot of coq au vin bubblin’ away on the stove while I slice fruit for Foolproof Plum Cake. In my dreams…sigh. 🙂