Men in the Kitchen: Compact Cooking
Today KFL looks at the first in our series “Men in the Kitchen”. A small city kitchen requires lots of planning and organization but that doesn’t hold this guy back. Meet Tim, an enthusiastic resident of Manhattan for over 25 years. When I asked him why he left his native Mid-west for the Big Apple, he said, ”I moved here because I was fascinated with NYC from the first time I visited, as a teenager, and knew I had to be in the middle of such an energetic, dynamic city.
Since then he has never looked back. Tim, his wife of ten years and their two kitties have learned how to live “compact” in their cozy Manhattan apartment. Every Saturday night Face Book friends eagerly await “THE MENU” when Tim posts the results of his vegetarian kitchen creations. A typical post goes like this:
Tonight’s menu: peppery pitted Greek olives; blanched green beans tossed in garlic, butter & smoked salt; rigatoni alla norma; an Italian pinot; dark chocolate & coconut flake squares. Come on over.
I don’t know if anyone has ever taken him up on the “come on over” but I have a feeling it going to happen very soon.
Here’s what he had to say:
KFL: How often do you cook and what is your specialty?
Tim: I cook, on average, 5 days a week. My specialty–difficult to answer because there’s not just one. I like to think I’m pretty good at several dishes, rather than just one. So I will always go back to one of those several when I need a crowd pleaser.
Gloria is a kitchen and bath cabinetry designer with AKBD certification from the National Kitchen & Bath Association. She has also served on the Florida Treasure Coast Chapter's Board of Directors as the VP of Communications. Her work has appeared on This Old House as well as in Florida Design Magazine, K+BB Magazine and the Palm Beach Post. She is co-author of The Complete Idiots Guide to Remodeling Your Kitchen, Illustrated, as well as a freelanced writer contributing occasionally to the Sun Sentinel in the area of kitchen design. She is a proud member of the Blanco Design Council and the illustrious Brizo Blogger 19.