Cookbook author Martha Rose Shulman says shes never had a fancy kitchen, or a very large one. In Paris she would cook for two dozen people in a kitchen not much larger than a walk-in closet; the best asset of the broken-tile floor: You couldnt tell if it was dirty. In her present Los Angeles home she has a simple work table, shown here with a vintage egg beater and one of her bright cutting boards.
The clock on Shulmans old stove reveals some of its timeless appeal. A kitchens layout and its owners passion for good food are more lasting than professional-grade appliances or expensive finishes, she says. The fact is, if you love to cook, you will live with any kitchen you find yourself in, she says. You will cook anywhere.