Because I love to cook Italian food, and love to eat it even more, I am one who longs for a gorgeous kitchen. Growing up my mother learned to cook from her Italian grandma who was an amazing chef who came to America by herself, a single mother, and raised two very successful boys on her own barely speaking any English. Such an inspiration!
Growing up in Connecticut, every Sunday my mother would go to her Grandmothers house and she would teach my mother a new Italian dish. Today, my mother has passed down this tradition to my family, still using the cookbook from my Grandma, with her scribbled Italian notes! I am so lucky to have such an amazing teacher who fills every recipe with the most important ingredient...LOVE!
(You can always tell when a meal is made from the heart)
Here are some of my ideas of a dream kitchen, I have to say number one is cape cod: traditional carrera marble 2" thick butcher block counters, white subway tiles (preferably Barbara Barry white subway tiles from Anne Sacks) white painted cabinets (uppers seeded glass), and beautiful french oak wideplank floors....heaven.