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Are you culinary-obsessed?

Culinary Obsessed

Culinary-obsessed is a new term that keeps popping up lately. It’s got me thinking. So what is culinary-obsessed? See if you can see yourself in any of these? Can you recite almost all the recipes in your cookbooks? Are said cookbooks in the high double-digits? If not cookbooks, have you tagged every cookbook website available? […]

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A trip to Thermador’s BSH Experience and Design Center

Chef Kyle Jakobi, Executive Chef, shows us how to cook on the various appliances and then sets us loose. We "make" our own lunch, whereby making includes all prep done ahead of time. Yes. I want this for my home too. And it was delicious.

Last week, I flew down to Irvine California to the BSH Experience & Design Center to attend a private Thermador/Traditional Home event.  I had been here two years ago for a Bosch/BLANCO experience and was very much looking forward to seeing the newest from Thermador. Before I touch on Thermador, for those of you just […]

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How to be a successful designer

Don't worry, be happ--prepared. And avoid big red pencils

I’ve been remarking elsewhere on the Web this week that I’ve discovered the secret to winning projects. Can you guess? It’s not stunning talent (although that helps), or top-notch crew, or the best darn CAD programming ever. Gather ’round, new designers; are you ready? SHOW UP RETURN PHONE CALLS IF YOU PROMISE SOMETHING, DELIVER. If […]

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New Book: Kitchen Savvy

Kelly's Kitchen Savvy_ebook - small

For my first book, Kitchen Sync, I had a virtual book launch complete with Alfred, my virtual bartender. The book launch this time is a bit more understated. It’s been busy at work, I’ve got articles to write, editors to talk to, and about a million emails to respond to.  I need something a bit […]

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GE Monogram® debuts new French-door oven

GE Monogram French Door wall oven

One of the biggest hits I get on my blog is homeowners fascinated with Paula Deen’s French-door style oven on her cooking show.  I have had emails from folks wondering why it wasn’t available from their standard appliance manufacturers. Part of the reason is that this oven is anything but standard. Commercial ovens are generate […]

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The #1 item in kitchen cabinets

Custom drawers

This is a bit misleading, because it’s the #1 item that are must-have for my area of Northern California for the “homeowner-who-isn’t-planning-to-move-soon.”  If you are not seeing this in your area and you are a) a homeowner who is planning to live in your home for a long time and/or b) a contractor or home […]

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