March 2020

Tale of a Pastry Cutter

Next to me, on my desk, is a dark, metal pastry cutter shaped like a heart. An inch and a half by two inches of shaped tin. Possibly Victorian. This is the tale of how finding a pastry cutter strengthened …

How to save a (Regency) kitchen

Up a scaffold I hatched a plan. Looking down at an old kitchen I imagined the dresser restored and a huge kitchen table in the middle. One day I would make historic recipes in this space and bring the kitchen …