Saturday, October 22, 2005

Come into the Kitchen

Before I head back out to Boston with Clay to do another college search....I thought I'd show you around the kitchen! This idea started in this bloggers kitchen and has spread from there.

For a French house this place has large a kitchen, I have a table in there! This table does double as a pastry board because of the beautiful marble top. Sometimes in French homes the kitchen is as small as the WC. We used to have a kitchen that when the oven door was open I had to straddle over the open door to get to the other side. No table in there!

My kitchen is big enough with a little rearranging that I can seat 10 ladies for a cooking demo. Cozy!Anyway, notice my copper and pottery collection. Tajine bases, pottery from Nice and Greece & other parts of France adorn my wall! Home is where my 'stuff' is, right?? I've got a real butcher block, found in an old junk shop in a nearby town. A prize antique marble pedestal table from a Boulangerie sits on top of the kitchen table.
Oh yeah, all that stuff hanging from a ceiling rack is in easy reach to pull down whenever I need it. That is in my laundry room/pantry/second oven and second fridge room.
I'm also afraid that there is another room that had to be given up for my kitchen equipment and cookbooks and my stash of precious items from the States (Campbells soup) and UK (Malden Sea Salt) and Chinatown. You get the picture, the cook gets a break when she needs more room. By the way, the painting that is in the armoire is for sale in 'print' form. She is great artist who lived in Paris for a while did that painting for me, all my favorite French things.I could upload more photos, but I need to pack my bag and take poor sad Max to the kennel!
See you soon!

9 comments:

H.R.M. Queen of the Universe said...

You have a beautiful home

Mona said...

That is a large kitchen! That 's bigger than the one we had in our house in Chatou!! All it was was a long narrow hallway with cabinets on the lefthandside. My mom was never much of a cook so it didn't bother her all that much, and at that point I cared more about boys than cooking :)
I love the copper pots hanging from the wall, I hope to have my own collection someday and do the same. Safe trip to Boston! Looking at BU? BC? MIT? Harvard?

Barbara said...

Looks fabulous Melissa. Trés French. I must photograph my kitchen this week before I take off for Perth for 3 weeks. Enjoy your time in the US.

Melissa said...

Thanks H.R.M.!

Mona......We have looked at several you mentioned! Plus a few more Tech schools. I'll be picking your brain soon!

Barbara....I hope you get the molds before you go to Perth. I assume you'll be 'connected' and when I get back I'll send that recipe to you!

Michèle said...

Hi Melissa, what a lovely kitchen, it looks like it would inspire alot of creativity! And if you ever want a dog sitter, I'm game. My boyfriend and I are suckers for dogs and are craving some dog time! ;)

drbiggles said...

Hey, nice shootin' there.
How come French kitchens tend to be the size of the WC? Prolly cause all ya'lls go out, huh?

barbara said...

Melissa - the moule cannelé arrived! Thank you so much. Payment on the way. I'm looking forward to trying them.

keiko said...

Melissa - you've got such a lovely kitchen (very french)! I love those gorgeous copper pans especially. Hopefully I can visit there (and take your lessons) next time I go to Paris ;)

Hope you're having a lovey time in Boston.

Keila said...

Wow!! I like your beautiful kitchen...