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 site. Edited by associate editor Miyoko Ohtake (an enthusiastic chef who documents her epicurean adventures at Miyoko Eats) and including contributions from the Dwell staff and writers, the new online department will feature everything from latest gadgets to kitchen projects and renovations. Pull up a chair and get a glimpse of what's to come, as we take a look at some of Ohtake's favorite food-related posts from the past year.
In August 2009, we reviewed the new book Design Taste, which offers a "heaping helping of appetizing atmospheres that illustrate the many contextual details that go into maximizing every meal." Earlier last year, we also took a look at designer Marije Vogelzang's beautiful book Eat Love: A Book of Food Design, which presented page after page of her creative experiments that turn "the dining experience into a full-sensory immersion that makes us think not only about what we’re eating, but why and how."
In our March 2010 kitchen-themed issue, we featured Universal Design 101. Online, we wrote about Italian company Snaidero's Skyline kitchen system, designed for cooks in wheelchairs and explored the possibilities of universal design in the kitchen.
There's nothing that whets our appetite like a good kitchen renovation. Seattle firm Shed Architects' Anderson Remodel offers slide after slide of kitchen eye-candy with blue and seafoam-colored built-in cabinets and drawers that make the most of a space.
There's nothing nicer than breakfast in bed—and nothing worse than bed covers covered in coffee and toast. We set out on a hunt to find colorful, graphically bold serving trays to sort out the situation and presented them in a special serving trays collection.
We featured the London-based shop Labour and Wait in our March 2010 issue and then followed it up with a slideshow of favorite items from Brooklyn-based Brook Farm General Store (which, unlike Labour and Wait, ships throughout the United States), selected by the owners.
When we get the chance, we love to throw in a recipe and encourage our readers to get messy in the kitchen. Chicago resident Chelsea Jackson shared her S'mores Tart recipe with us after a reader requested it after the tart tempted her on the cover of our March 2010 issue.
We have a rad renovation coming your way as our first Dwell Kitchens post so stayed tuned and in the meantime, and bon appetit!