Chef's Table

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February 3, 2010
Originally published in Recipe for Success
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  Foil-wrapped grilled whitefish seasoned with piment d’Espelette makes for an attractive main dish
    Foil-wrapped grilled whitefish seasoned with piment d’Espelette makes for an attractive main dish
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  Chelsea and Arthur Jackson renovated their fourth-floor condominium to include a custom Bulthaup kitchen.
    Chelsea and Arthur Jackson renovated their fourth-floor condominium to include a custom Bulthaup kitchen.
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  At breakfast, Arthur multitasks while seated at the dining table. He hand-stenciled the pattern on the wall in the background.
    At breakfast, Arthur multitasks while seated at the dining table. He hand-stenciled the pattern on the wall in the background.
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  Arthur created the fresh pumpkin salad based on farmers’ market finds.
    Arthur created the fresh pumpkin salad based on farmers’ market finds.
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  Reflected in the Bulthaup System 20’s gleaming stainless steel surface, Chelsea uses a pastry bag to pipe the marshmallow kisses onto her s’mores tart.
    Reflected in the Bulthaup System 20’s gleaming stainless steel surface, Chelsea uses a pastry bag to pipe the marshmallow kisses onto her s’mores tart.
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  Arthur carved the Indiana limestone–clad bar out of an awkward space in the hallway.
    Arthur carved the Indiana limestone–clad bar out of an awkward space in the hallway.
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  Pork Chop, the dog, has plenty of comfortable places to nap between meals.
    Pork Chop, the dog, has plenty of comfortable places to nap between meals.
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  With SOM’s Willis Tower looming in the background, a double-decker Metra train passes by the University Station building, a former produce storage facility in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood.
    With SOM’s Willis Tower looming in the background, a double-decker Metra train passes by the University Station building, a former produce storage facility in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood.
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  Arthur slices the goat ribs before applying a fresh pesto made with herbs from the balcony.
    Arthur slices the goat ribs before applying a fresh pesto made with herbs from the balcony.
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  In the adjacent bedroom, decorative touches like the silver wallpaper and mirrored regency-style side table juxtapose with the exposed concrete and duct work.
    In the adjacent bedroom, decorative touches like the silver wallpaper and mirrored regency-style side table juxtapose with the exposed concrete and duct work.
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  The combination living, kitchen, and dining area hosts a Modernica Case Study day bed, an Eames Aluminum Group chair and ottoman from Chicago vintage retailer Pegboard Modern, Artemide’s Tolomeo Mega floor lamp, and a Big Sur Small dining table from Crate and Barrel. The Duetto sideboard and cocktail table were hand-built by designer Sandra Capasso for her thesis project.
    The combination living, kitchen, and dining area hosts a Modernica Case Study day bed, an Eames Aluminum Group chair and ottoman from Chicago vintage retailer Pegboard Modern, Artemide’s Tolomeo Mega floor lamp, and a Big Sur Small dining table from Crate and Barrel. The Duetto sideboard and cocktail table were hand-built by designer Sandra Capasso for her thesis project.
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  Among other things, the couple’s refrigerator contains garlic scapes, Meyer lemon preserves, Araucana chicken eggs from Chelsea’s grandfather’s farm, juneberry jam, fresh El Popo tortillas, a ginger beer starter, pickled sour cherries (used in the salad), Tortuga hot sauce, Sriracha, homemade chili relish, and a kombucha mushroom.
    Among other things, the couple’s refrigerator contains garlic scapes, Meyer lemon preserves, Araucana chicken eggs from Chelsea’s grandfather’s farm, juneberry jam, fresh El Popo tortillas, a ginger beer starter, pickled sour cherries (used in the salad), Tortuga hot sauce, Sriracha, homemade chili relish, and a kombucha mushroom.
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  Arthur installed shelving from Ikea and poured a cast-in-place concrete shelf to create a small media nook.
    Arthur installed shelving from Ikea and poured a cast-in-place concrete shelf to create a small media nook.
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