We first dropped in on up-and-coming vegetarian chef, stylist, and cookbook author Anna Jones a year ago; since then, she’s come out with a new cookbook and solidified her standing as the UK’s “next Nigella.” All from a humble kitchen in East London, proof that you don’t need a lavishly appointed kitchen to create cookbook-worthy meals.
Photography by Jonathan Gooch for Remodelista.
Above: Jones at work; “My cookbooks were shot in this kitchen” she says. “We chased the best light as it changed throughout the day.”
Above: The L-shaped kitchen is simple and functional; for more on this kitchen layout style, see Remodeling 101: The L-Shaped Kitchen. Instead of cabinet pulls, the plywood kitchen cabinets and drawers from Russell Bamber Works feature cutouts (see more ideas at 10 Favorites: Cutout Kitchen Cabinet Pulls). “I love the cutout handles,” Anna says. “They’re such a simple and clean little design tweak.
Above: A white Bialetti Moka Express Coffee Pot (available from Amara in the UK).
Above: An assortment of knives within easy reach; for sourcing ideas, see 6 Stylish Wood Knife Racks for the Kitchen.
Above: A pleasing jumble of dishes, organized by color. The yellow-rubber-dipped earthenware cups on the top shelf are by Up in the Air Somewhere.
Above: The wood dining table can seat up to 15; it came from the Ardingly Antiques Fair. The Circus Pendant by Corinna Warm casts a warm glow over the table.
Above: Anna’s second book, A Modern Way to Cook, is $27.71 from Amazon in the US. In the UK, A Modern Way to Cook is £25 ($38) via Black Bough.
For a tour of the rest of the house, go to Fresh and Clean: A London Chef Lives the Way She Cooks.
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