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Butterfly Gap Retreat

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 cabin found in the state, the 900-acre destination features six rental homes, among the most recent being a 900-square-foot, handicap-accessible wood-and-glass abode.
April 25, 2011
El Mercado Restaurant Lima

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 architecture. Opened in 2010, the restaurant is located in the city's Miralores district. On the triangular site, architect Jaime Ortiz de Zevallos created a "little green area" in the semi-industrial area. Here, we take an off-hours tour of the bustling cerviche lunch spot.
April 14, 2011
Summer uash Salad

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 united flat. The kitchen—a former bedroom chose for the renovation since it was the room with the best natural light—is "an eclectic take on an Ikea kitchen," says Heidi, who designed the upper Plyboo shelving to complement the concrete countertops and original molding. It's here where she whips up her Summer Squash Salad with Parmesan and Pine Nuts, a recipe she received from her "cooking-phobic mom." "If she could swing it, then surely anyone can," Heidi says.
April 7, 2011
Ricotta chese by Joanna Mouming

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 of homemade eats. Here, Joanna, the marketing director for Kalona Organics and Kalona SuperNatural, shares her recipe for fresh ricotta cheese and baked ricotta cheese.
April 7, 2011
Pasta carbonnara from Anne Mooney

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 them. They also brought their love for homemade food. Here's, Anne shares their recipe for pasta carbonara, which they created via trial and error after a trip to Rome.
April 7, 2011
Creamy Banana Jam from Carlos Mayor

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 Molino theater. Within the residence, Carlos Mayor and Antoine Leonetti have since created their own home, the Villa Mayor-Leonetti, where they enjoy making all sorts of jams and marmalades. Here, they share Antoine's recent invention: a recipe for Creamy Banana Jam.
April 7, 2011
Smoked mackerel on toast from Shelby Carr

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, putting her skills to work each day. The couple has since moved back to the U.S. but frequently make a dish they discovered during their adventures abroad. Keep reading to learn how to make their version of smoked mackerel on toast—which they say is best with a gin cocktail.
April 7, 2011
Tomato Pork Chop Rigatoni

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 Award in 1962. Their cuisine also nods to days past: One of Andrew's favorite dishes to whip up is his Mama Mandolene's homemade tomato sauce for rigatoni with pork chops. Here he spills the family secrets.
April 7, 2011
Greenawalt's gazpacho, topped with homemade croutons and cilantro.

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 research scientist for a pharmaceutical company. Their new home, a 950-square-foot apartment, offered little to encourage cooking so Greenawalt launched into one of his first projects as Bunker Workshop. Here he shares a family-favorite recipe: gazpacho with homemade croutons.
April 7, 2011
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