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  1. Recipe: Eric Ripert's Cod Basquaise
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    Recipe: Eric Ripert's Cod Basquaise

    For our March Interiors issue, we had the rare chance to see what the private kitchen of a top chef looks like. Eric Ripert invited us into his New York City apartment to see the new efficiency...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    01.22.13

  2. Modern Taste
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    Modern Taste

    Chef Grant Achatz treats his restaurant kitchens like scientific laboratories: They are places in which to invent wildly sculptural dishes that are seldom what they seem. Though he characterizes...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    04.20.09

  3. Hive Design
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    Hive Design

    The recent disappearance of vast numbers of worker bees from their colonies sounded an unexpectedly resonant ecological alarm. It quickly became clear—to beekeepers, scientists, and the...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    08.02.09

  4. You Art What You Eat
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    You Art What You Eat

    Even in a place attuned to two-wheeled traffic, it was a rare sight one evening last fall to witness a bicycle convoy ferrying a 650-pound steer across San Francisco. The caravan stopped in front...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.17.10

  5. Chelsea Jackson's S'mores Tart
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    Chelsea Jackson's S'mores Tart

    On the cover of our March 2010 Recipe for Success issue, Chelsea Jackson sits at the kitchen island while her husband, Arthur, plates their dinner. What steals the shot from the Chef's Table...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Matthew Williams
    03.15.10

  6. Introducing Dwell Kitchen
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    Introducing Dwell Kitchen

    The kitchen is the heart of the home and starting today, we're giving these hearty rooms their own home at dwell.com. We're excited to introduce Dwell Kitchen, a new food-focused section of the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.07.10

  7. Restaurants of Cass Calder Smith
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    Restaurants of Cass Calder Smith

    Architecture and food are both best when experienced first-hand, so what better way is there to celebrate the restaurant designs of CCS Architecture than by joining in on an eating tour with the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.17.10

  8. Plow Restaurant: Local Dishes, Design
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    Plow Restaurant: Local Dishes, Design

    In San Francisco, local food rules. Before seasoned chefs Joel Bleskacek and Maxine Siu opened the doors of their new Potrero Hill restaurant Plow last month, they did more than just source...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    10.07.10

  9. Valerie x Commune Design Chocolates
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    Valerie x Commune Design Chocolates

    Little throws the Dwell office into a tizzy of afternoon consumption than some toothsome confection (Full disclosure: Baked goods have a similar effect). Imagine then how popular I became when...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.08.10

  10. Salvaged Jungle Kitchen
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    Salvaged Jungle Kitchen

    In the jungles of Maui, artist and builder Tom Sewell has built his own oasis. Using discarded materials from the Hawaiian island's sugar mills, he's created his own home and outbuildings as well...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.06.10

  11. Code Natural Kitchen by Snaidero
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    Code Natural Kitchen by Snaidero

    Kitchen systems are a lot like prefab housing: they're designed to be modular but they're endlessly customizable—not that that's a bad thing. The advantage of choosing a kitchen system or a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.23.10

  12. Réveille Coffee Company Truck
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    Réveille Coffee Company Truck

    I confess it, friends, despite growing up in a small hill town in Northern California, my four plus years of living in San Francisco have taken their toll. And now, like every other member of this...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.07.11

  13. Studiomama's Outdoor Kitchen
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    Studiomama's Outdoor Kitchen

    A weekend always cries for a DIY project. For those with dreams of the warmer days that are still several months away, Nina Tolstrup—aka Studiomama—has the perfect project to keep you...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.21.11

  14. Design Week: Public Eateries
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    Design Week: Public Eateries

    Last week, I attended "Public Eateries: A Conversation on Designing Restaurants in the Era of Food," an event with a slightly nonsensical name (who knew we were in "the era of...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    02.10.11

  15. Conflict Kitchen Rises Again
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    Conflict Kitchen Rises Again

    If you're ever in Pittsburgh, you must swing by Conflict Kitchen for lunch—as I wrote in the December/January issue (and online here) it is an artist-run take-out window in Pittsburgh,...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    02.15.11

  16. Philippe Starck's Library Kitchen
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    Philippe Starck's Library Kitchen

    There is no shortage of incredible kitchen systems to ogle—and if you're lucky, incorporate into your home. Following our recent coverage of Viola Park's new kitchen islands and Snaidero's...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.18.11

  17. Fresh and Baked Ricotta
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    Fresh and Baked Ricotta

    In Wellman, Iowa, Joanna and Geoff Mouming concocted a fresh take on the traditional barn (making it modern with the help of DeForest Architects) and in their open kitchen, regularly cook up a slew...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.07.11

  18. Pasta Carbonara
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    Pasta Carbonara

    When John Spanaro and Anne Mooney built a new home for themselves and their two daughters in Utah's Emigration Canyon, they brought more than just their California ideals and modern aesthetics with...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.07.11

  19. Creamy Banana Jam
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    Creamy Banana Jam

    In Barcelona's Gracia neighborhood sits the 90-plus-year-old former residence of Art Nouveau architect Manuel Raspall, whose works graces the city in the forms of La Monumental bull ring and El...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.07.11

  20. Smoked Mackerel on Toast
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    Smoked Mackerel on Toast

    When Texas-born couple Hunter Hindman and Shelby Carr moved to Amsterdam an into a former artist studio, the kitchen was the natural starting point for the renovation as Shelby is an avid cook,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.07.11

  21. Tomato Pork Chop Rigatoni
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    Tomato Pork Chop Rigatoni

    Andrew Mandolene and Todd Goddard's house is full of old and new. In 2007, the couple moved into their newly restore home: architect Arthur Witthoefft's 1957 structure that won an AIA First Honor...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.07.11

  22. Gazpacho with Homemade Croutons
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    Gazpacho with Homemade Croutons

    In 2009, just as architectural designer Chris Greenawalt and his wife, Danielle, completed remodeling their Seattle home, Danielle received word that she was heading to Boston for her job as a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.07.11

  23. Summer Squash Salad
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    Summer Squash Salad

    In one of San Francisco's many multi-unit buildings from the early-1900s, Heidi Lender (with the help of John Lum Architecture and Maddern Construction) merged two, top-floor apartments to create a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.07.11

  24. Lima's El Mercado Restaurant
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    Lima's El Mercado Restaurant

    At Lima's El Mercao Restaurant, the theme is old meets new—not just in the food, where acclaimed chef Rafael Osterling puts a new twist on classic Peruvian dishes, but also in the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.14.11

  25. Butterfly Gap Retreat
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    Butterfly Gap Retreat

    At the Butterfly Gap Retreat just outside Knoxville, Tennessee, managing the design, construction, and rental of modern guesthouses is a family affair. Built as alternatives to the ubiquitous log...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.25.11

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