You know I love kitchens: helping people build them, getting chefs and caterers into our food incubator, and generally poking around in other people’s kitchens. Well this past weekend I had the pleasure of sticking my nose into one of the grandest yet hard-working kitchens I’ve ever seen at the Hillwood Estate.
The Hillwood estate was the former home of glamorous business woman and food pioneer Marjorie Merriweather Post. Yes that Post — who’s craving Alpha-Bits now? [spelling K-A-T-Y out in frosted extruded corn letters]. Besides having a fabulous pink bathroom and an exhaustive collection of Russian and French decorative arts, she had a very serious kitchen. There’s the sheer size of it, and I was also impressed that her staff had proper coffee breaks with snacks daily and ate the same thing as Hillwood’s guests. Always remember to feed your team well!
Such a gleamy and dreamy rangeline!
Lots of classic kitchen appliances, still going strong after many years.
Baking pans stored vertically — a place for everything!
You can never have enough space for smallwares. Hanging things up is a great way to create more room.
Her vast dinnerware sets were truly astounding. But everything had a storage spot and I like that she actually used the beautiful things she collected.
Order up — about a million times more elegant than a screechy kitchen printer.
Would it be fun to cram into the dumbwaiter and ride up to the dining room?
If we had these knobs, it would be such a joy to check and recheck everything is turned off — food incubator problems.
Some things seemed dated, like the fallout shelter, but what’s striking is the love for eating with family and friends is truly timeless.