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A Year in Photos – 2013

Cooking Architecture | 2013

I read recently about the idea of asking someone what’s best instead of what’s new. I loved this idea of focusing on the good and the curated instead of rushing to whatever is next. I am as guilty of this impatience as the next person—always planning, anxious for change, restless for movement. I too often focus on what we...

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A Year in Photos

With tree branches sagging under the weight of the recent snowfalls, things look simple and beautiful. And this past year has been about just that. Although I tend to be quite nostalgic, I don’t reflect much at the end of years, trying to keep forward momentum. But this year was so rich with food, family,...

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Big Night

It was, as David Lee proclaimed, our Big Night. It required everybody’s work and their delicious food to make it happen. It all occurred because when our friend and professor, Vincent, found out I was going to be back in Cincinnati for the month of January, he decided we needed to do a big grilled dinner outside.  We used the concrete...

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The World’s Kitchen Table

Better late than never, right?  Well, I hope you’ll forgive me because I believe my studio project from last quarter is the closest thing we’ve come to integrating food and architecture! Let us know what you think! For this project, I focused on how American society has diminished the importance of eating and preparing food together,...

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Dreaming of a Winter Meal

For the past three months, I dreamed of creating a fantastical, outdoor dinner for two friends. B and I planned the menu, created the storyline, chose the costumes, and Juan kept asking us the hard questions to help develop it further. Last weekend, a snow shower left a perfect white blanket for the backdrop, and...

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Blushing Pear

On the day before Thanksgiving, the first snowflakes of the season were falling slowly as a baking experiment took place in my kitchen. I’d love to say I came up with the name blushing pear, but I found it while searching for a pear and cranberry recipe, and I was immediately hooked. The fruit pairing...

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Our Kitchen Table

These three collages were an exploration of the meaning of the kitchen table and the environment surrounding a meal.  I started these one night at the kitchen table and then finished them the next morning outside on the patio, wind blowing my little magazine scraps all over the floor.  It was intended to inspire a...

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