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Oh man, I too collect 20th century kitchen glass (pyrex, mostly) and am agog at how well the kitchen colors set off your collection. Filing this away as an inspiration. Well done!

Rhiannon's Jadeite Jewel of a Kitchen
Kitchen Tour

10/11/11 12:56 PM

I am an american of Southern Italian descent (2nd gen), and I also find this list lacking. For starters, there's no main courses--only antipasti and primi. A basic repertoire should include one or two meat dishes--chicken milanese or veal piccatta, for example. Furthermore, any Italian cook worth his or her salt would also know how to make one or two simple dolci.

Pizza & Beyond: 15 Italian Recipes Everyone Should Know
Recipe Roundup

6/20/11 03:44 PM

I had a microwave that used to randomly start beeping in the middle of the night and display a series of "6"s on the digital screen. I'm not superstitious, but it was rather funny. I used to say it had a very uncreative poltergeist. After about 3 months of it happening on and off I replaced it.

Help, My Kitchen Is Possessed! When Appliances Act Crazy
5/19/11 03:16 PM

For me, it's local if I can get there and back comfortably in a day.
This varies with certain products, of course. I'm perfectly happy to call wine made 5-7 hours away by car "local," especially in light of where most wine sold around here comes from. Om the other hand, the mangoes, figs, pecans and pistachios I buy had better come from the large orchards just outside of town.

Local Food: What Is Your Definition?
5/11/11 01:36 PM

It's probably a blessing in disguise that you featured this right after I found out I'm going abroad for a year, and need to store my stuff.
Still, I might treat myself to that USA Tablecloth. What a great resource--best of luck to you Alana.

Bluebird Goods: Vintage & Cottage Kitchenwares
Store Profile

3/28/11 09:34 PM

I have a slotted ladle that looks almost exactly like this spoon, and I love poached eggs but fail consistently at them. I'm going to give this a try tonight. Poached eggs over sauteed mustard greens sounds like the perfect meatless friday dinner.

Egg Gear: Michael Ruhlman's $27 Bad Ass Egg Spoon
3/18/11 03:26 PM

I love this house! Thanks AT for publishing something so whimsical and yet still stylish!

Ofer & Randy's Flea Market Collections
House Tour

12/18/10 04:37 PM

I discovered last week that I own a French souffle pan (I still am not sure where it came from, but I found it when I was cleaning out my kitchen cabinets). This makes me want to try it out.

How To Make a Soufflé
11/12/10 09:48 PM

Last year, I netflixed the entire run of Pee-Wee's playhouse. It was shocking to see how much my decorating sense came from that show.

Inspiration from Pee Wee's Playhouse
11/4/10 01:47 AM

I love this space. You have great taste. I'm dying to see the whole space, especially how you transition from your workspace to your living space. I second the call for a full house tour.

Tom & Steve's Mixed-Use Home
House Call

10/11/10 09:00 PM

Razor clams in black bean sauce is one of my all-time favorite meals.

What Can I Do With Razor Clam Meat?
Good Questions

10/6/10 11:15 PM

A properly made medianoche is about the best thing in the world, but the ingredients are impossible to find outside of FL.

What Is Your Favorite Sandwich?
8/23/10 03:11 PM

I've been in a surprising amount of homes in Italy---well-appointed or spartan, old or new--that have a forno a legno, or wood-burning oven in them.

In Germany, ovens with a convection as well as a standard setting are pretty standard.

Cultural Differences in Kitchens | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
7/6/10 08:10 PM

I'm fond of sourdough wasa with sliced tomatoes and a bit of salame.

Cracker as Canvas for a Midday Snack | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
5/12/10 08:09 PM

Oh man. I love guava paste and cream cheese turnovers. It's a total cuban-american thing (cream cheese was and remains not a popular food stuff in Havana) my abuelita used to call them tortas de refugiado---refugee cakes.

Fun to Say, Fun to Eat: 10 Ways to Use Guava Paste | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
3/18/10 10:08 PM

Goodness I love your house. You have also inspired me to display my shoe collection out in the open.

Madie's Family Home House Call | Apartment Therapy DC
2/19/10 05:20 PM

I find that Lent, unlike the New Year, when I feel like warmed over dog doo, is a good time to focus on self improvement. Generally, I take the model of St. Francis of Assisi, and think of how I can follow his example of gentleness, pacifism and respect for all creation in my life. Last year it was "don't cut people off even if I know what they're going to say." This year I've decided to me more mindful about what I consume.

Survey: What Are You Giving Up For Lent? | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
2/18/10 11:25 AM

oh my goodness. My toast looks so unappetizing now.

Easy, Nourishing Delicious: Massa Brown Rice Egg Bowl | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
2/1/10 12:46 PM

I have a 1942 edition of "America's Cook Book" (Special Wartime supplement included!) that has the best recipe for devil's food cake in it. Sadly, I've lent the book to a history grad student, so I don't have the recipe at the moment.

Do You Cook from Vintage Recipes? | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
1/27/10 12:25 PM

Another fan of the Queen of Sheba cake right here. Her methods for Quiche are quite solid as well.

What is Your Favorite Julia Child Recipe? | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
1/25/10 12:12 PM