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Weigh in: If you're an avid cook, how do you cope with the limitations of small NYC kitchens?
I liked the listeners comments. I cook everyday in my tiny kitchen. I can identify with Melissa from Greenpoint. Actually, I lived in Greenpoint over 35 years ago, finding a CHEAP apt, while attending grad school. My kitchen 5 times the size of my current kitchen. I think the topic of cooking in a small kitchen could be expanded. It would be interesting to hear from more people who have clever ideas for our minimalist spaces.
Great show. Another great resource for all things Italian is a company called Gustiamo (www.gustiamo.com). Saw them featured on the Today Show a little while back for their Saint Eustachio coffee(delicious). They also have great pastas, oils, spreads, and goodies.
Chef Carmellini seemed to me to be a boring guest on the show. He sounded vague with his answers and perhaps even slightly disinterested in even being in the studio.
Trion Greek supermarket in astoria has all the herbs and spices he is discussing at fabulous prices. And it does make a difference
can't you post some recipes?
I coped with my previous small kitchen in North Bergen by moving to Flushing, Queens! Although I still challenge myself by only allowing a limited number of pots, pans, dishes and burners, while increasing the number of ingredients. It's a humbling way to stick to my tiny cook space roots.
Cheers, I cannot wait to read the book. I really enjoy the pairing of Gwen's writing and Andrew's recipes!
As a former restaurant chef, I adore my tiny kitchen where everything is (well) within reach.But I found that most kitchen cookware, even sold in NYC is too large for most kitchens. I actually started an online store that specializes in cookware with small kitchens. Smaller fits better and saves energy. www.kitchenettecookware.com.
I live in Greenpoint and can reach everything from the same spot in my kitchen. I love it. I have no problem making fresh pasta in my "spot". I actually get lost when I go to work (at a resaurant) or am inside the kitchen in my culinary school. I find myself running in circles and clearly not being as effective. Maybe it also has something to do with the fact that I can cook in my sweatpants singing along with tina turner in my house?
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