the more you know the less you need

the more you know the less you need

Category: kitchen chic

Pots & Pans

Pots & Pans

There is beauty in the everyday. Living stylishly isn’t confined to what’s hanging in your closet. It’s about what you choose to surround yourself with. It’s also about what’s on your plate and table, and what’s hanging out in your kitchen. An object of utility—like a […]

Setting the Table

Setting the Table

Part of the pleasure of cooking is gathering your family and friends around the table. Cooks of fashionable as well as culinary inclination aim to present a meal that pleases the eye as well the palate. Setting a tasteful table that is modern, stylish, and sophisticated […]

In the Mix

In the Mix

When your grandmother baked a cake, she pulled out a bowl and a wooden spoon. You can whip cream into lofty clouds with a whisk if you have time and a strong arm. You don’t need a stand mixer, but is sure makes light work of creaming, whipping, […]

Top Toast

Top Toast

Is making toast—the browning of bread—cooking? It demands no culinary skill, nor does it require a recipe. And unless the slice is being suspended over an open flame or put in a frying pan and requires the intervention of a human agent for turning the bread […]

Good Measure

Good Measure

Sophie Conran elevates the everyday to something elegant. Beautiful white porcelain measuring spoons in her stylish swirl pattern.   Makes the perfect holiday hostess gift. Or a Christmas present for the cook who has everything. Bet she/he doesn’t have this. Pretty and practical. How perfect. […]

Make My Morning

Make My Morning

How do you turn into a morning person? You buy a Gaggia espresso machine. The prospect of a frothy latte and biscotti (recipe) gets me up in the A.M. I have many methods of making coffee in my kitchen: FRENCH PRESS coarse grind coffee + boiling […]

Classic Tableware

Classic Tableware

Sometimes you want to set an elegant table; sometimes you just need a spoon for cereal. Either way, your flatware should be both beautiful and practical for both formal and casual settings. When I decided to upgrade our tableware, I wanted it to be sleek, modern, […]

Rice Pots

Rice Pots

Cooking rice, like cooking eggs, is one of those elementary kitchen skills that everyone knows how to do, but doing well is actually a challenge. To solve the problem rice presents, some have resorted to electric rice cookers to achieve plump, fluffy grains while others have […]

Friendly Weapons

Friendly Weapons

Once you have good knives, there is no going back to mediocre blades. My collection of GLOBAL SAI knives has transformed my cooking life in the kitchen. Now, the chore of chopping, dicing, slicing, and carving is easy and gratifying with a choice of always-up-to-the-task tools. At table, however, our knives were […]

Staub Season

Staub Season

Fall is braising season. Big pots of long-simmered meat falling off bones; broth redolent of herbs and wine; and root veggies slow-cooked to flavourful perfection is an ancient French tradition. It’s peasant food, the ultimate comfort food, stick-to-your-ribs winter-is-coming food. It’s a meal for your […]