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Win Joanne Weir's Must-Have Cooking Tools

Joanne Weir does it all: She leads culinary excursions all over the world, she's the author of 18 cookbooks and Fine Cooking's consulting editor at large, she's a cooking instructor (her classroom is her kitchen), and she's the host of the popular PBS show Cooking Confidence. She'll be the first one to tell you that confidence is the key to great home cooking.

But having the right tools goes a long way toward boosting one's confidence.

Behind the Kitchen Door: Take a tour of Joanne's triple-duty kitchen, classroom, and television set and leave a comment below to enter to win the kitchen tools she gives an A+.

Perfex Pepper Mill Oxo Angled Measuring Cups
Perfex Pepper Mill  

Oxo Angled Measuring Cups


Vitamix Blender Messermeister Pro-Touch Serrated Swivel Peeler
Vitamix Professional Series Blender   Messermeister Pro-Touch Serrated Swivel Peeler
Wüsthof Knives
Wüsthof Knife Collection    

Photos by Charles Miller

Giveaway Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER. Giveaway begins at 12:00 a.m. ET on Monday, June 24, 2013 and ends 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday August 9, 2013. The Giveaway is open to legal residents of the United States, who are at least 18 years old, and to legal residents of Canada (except Quebec), who are at least 18 years old. Giveaway is void where prohibited.

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PRIZE DESCRIPTION: There will be one (1) winner of a prize package which will include: a Perfex Pepper Mill ($89.95), a set of Oxo Angled Measuring Cups ($19.99), a Vitamix Professional Series Blender ($649), a Messermeister Pro-Touch Serrated Swivel Peeler ($10), a Wüsthof Classic 9-inch Chef's Knife ($175), 6-in Chef's Knife ($125), 3-1/2-inch Paring Knife ($67), and 8-inch Serrated Knife ($120). Total retail value of the prize is approximately $1255.94.

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Comments (109)

angie091567 writes: Love your show, learning a lot, love the wild mushroom pizza Posted: 6:24 pm on July 5th

Mythtier writes: What a beautiful kitchen. I would love to win those awesome kitchen tools. Good luck, everyone. Posted: 2:22 am on August 16th

Onymous writes: What a brilliant kitchen! I live the idea of a sitting area for guests or during lulls in the cooking.
Posted: 4:19 pm on August 12th

son_of_brooklyn writes: That pepper mill looks like a rugged, last pepper mill you'll ever use kind of tool. I'd take that to vacation homes and use it there. Posted: 5:24 pm on August 8th

tedjohn writes: LOVE the kitchen and Joanne! Thanks for sharing your kitchen with us. Posted: 1:37 pm on August 8th

CaryAnn writes: An open kitchen design frequently feels out of place in an older home, but Joanne’s eye for architectural details makes this work. While a well designed kitchen certainly provides a wonderful stage for executing a great recipe, it's having well designed tools that can raise your performance from a home cook to that of a pro, and really make the outcome exceptional. The tools that Joanne has selected, can do just that. I have some already, and they are irreplaceable to me, due to their functional design that ensures the ease with which they perform. Thanks for sharing the collection she treasures. Posted: 2:06 pm on August 3rd

blueskypa writes: love the platters and especially the bowls above the cabinets,
going to incorporate in my kitchen.

would love the details for cooking in the fireplace.

the space is gorgeous

thanks for sharing! Posted: 10:16 am on August 3rd

PhillyFilly writes: I have watched Joanne's shows for many years including Wine Country and her Cooking in the City series. I have learned so very much from her television shows and her cookbooks. Taking a culinary tour with Joanne is on my bucket list! Thank you, Joanne and Fine Cooking for the beautiful video tour of Joanne's kitchen. I very much appreciate Joanne sharing her knowledge. Please don't ever stop! Thank you again. Best regards, Susan Posted: 3:59 pm on August 1st

Secretsyoga writes: Thank you so much for this opportunity to win some of your kitchen must haves! Posted: 11:24 am on July 30th

Ekathy writes: I have been looking for a decent pepper mill. Thanks. Posted: 12:36 pm on July 27th

user-2254178 writes: Awsome kitchen! What a adventure you have had and thanks sor sharing your kitchen. Wish I lived in San Fran as I woulh surely attend some of your classes. Barb from Nebraska Posted: 10:46 am on July 27th

cookinfun writes: We are beginning a renovation of our kitchen and Joanne's design features have given us some great ideas. Thanks! Posted: 2:07 pm on July 26th

tyri writes: I watch Joanne's cooking shows on PBS and I really like what she has done with her kitchen,would like to use some of her ideas in my kitchen. The island for storing the pans and the pantry off the kitchen to put the large appliances. If I had the money I would definitely take one of her cooking classes. Posted: 9:05 am on July 25th

StoliDoli writes: Loved Joanne's remodeled kitchen! Wish it was my kitchen! I've learned a lot of techniques from Cooking with Confidence and love watching the show. Maybe someday I'll be lucky enough to take a trip or a cooking lesson with Joanne.

Thank you for the chance to win some wonderful cooking tools. Keeping my fingers crossed! Posted: 4:45 pm on July 23rd

litldub writes: Beautiful pictures! Posted: 12:46 pm on July 22nd

midwife writes: Beautiful kitchen, beautiful tools! Love, love, love the fireplace/oven. Kudos!

Posted: 2:09 pm on July 19th

Monique_S writes: As a kitchen designer, I appreciate the idea of having the best tools, a great space to work, and a warm, inviting atmosphere to enjoy it all! Well done! Posted: 9:38 pm on July 17th

timbluejim writes: I love your new kitchen! And I will be trying your pizza recipe, it looked delicious. Posted: 7:24 pm on July 17th

LorriC writes: Thank you Joan for the wonderful tour of your kitchen and the tools that you feel are a must when cooking. I enjoy your show on PBS. I have learned so much from your TV classes. I enjoy entertaining family and friends using your recipes and great tips for preparing food. You help to make my entertaining less stress and more fun . Thank you so much
LorriC Posted: 10:49 pm on July 16th

enjoylife writes: There's nothing greater than creating a beautiful home to enjoy good food, wine and those dear. I can smell the pizza in the air! Cheers to you Joanne! Posted: 6:28 pm on July 16th

creativecookie writes: Loved seeing Joanne's kitchen. I've enjoyed and learned so much from her shows (all the way back to Cooking in the Wine Country). I also have to admit that I kind of covet her hair. I also have red, curly hair and wish mine looked as great as her's. Posted: 1:37 pm on July 16th

WisMs writes: You are amazing. Love your gentle persona. I'd be zen too with such a great kitchen Posted: 11:41 am on July 16th

springs9 writes: A brick fireplace with a rotisserie, what a wonderful idea. I love my outdoor barbecue rotisserie and use it all year round. Posted: 9:51 am on July 16th

ptully writes: It's great to learn the details of what Joanne considers convenient and high quality in kitchen equipment and design. I envy the pantry access most of all! Posted: 2:02 pm on July 15th

tfmccart writes: It is nice to see that wood still figures prominently in the kitchens of some. I should have expected it from Joanne, it fits with her warm persona. Posted: 12:09 pm on July 15th

LRinOakland writes: This was truly a thrill to see! I admit that I am totally addicted to your TV shows (since Wine Country Cooking days, and also Weir Cooking in the City) and books (I have, and frequently use, many of them...but didn't realize there were 18...may have some catching up to do). So seeing this full view of your Cooking Confidence kitchen is really a treat, and very gratifying. I have SO enjoyed the episodes and often follow up by preparing things you've shown. I love your approach to food! Loved your explanation and details about this wonderful kitchen. I have a keen eye for detail and must admit I always am checking out what cookware and tools are in use on your to learn from the best!. So great to see the beautiful and thoughtful use of space. I will enjoy watching the show even more! PS -That
birria de chivo at Copita is to die for! Salud! Posted: 9:58 am on July 15th

calgarygirl writes: What a beautiful layout, everything you need for entertaining mere steps away from each other. I love the thought of being able to roast over an open fire, especially in the winter where I live, with snow falling the house filled with delicious smells. Posted: 9:36 pm on July 14th

foodlover writes: I've watched Joanne's series on PBS and absolutely love her taste palette and style of teaching. I have learned so much from her. Her kitchen is the perfect juxtaposition of pieces from her travels with all the best tools of modern technology. I would love the opportunity to attend a class with her. I can relate to her hair, since I have similar color and texture, just longer. Posted: 4:07 pm on July 14th

heystella writes: I watch Joanne's show on PBS every time it is on. I love her brick oven and all her décor. What an ideal kitchen. Posted: 1:53 pm on July 14th

Vanhender writes: Joanne,
Thanks for the virtual tour of your lovely kitchen. The brick oven and sitting area is wonderful. I live in the SF Bay Area and would love to take a cooking class. The kitchen gadgets I can't live without are lots of measuring spoon sets, cutting boards. My luxury item is a built-in warming drawer. Posted: 1:19 pm on July 14th

mrmood writes: On a lazy Saturday afternoon, while channel surfing, I came on Joanne's cooking show. Loved it. Bought the book. Read Joanne's web page. Wow! Signed up for the Marrakech cooking class in October!!! Am I excited! And I am learning some lovely recipes. Yum. Someday a trip home to San Francisco for classes at her home school. I too love Joanne's kitchen. Now where is my sledge hammer? Posted: 1:18 pm on July 14th

loxnbagels writes: My kitchen wish list has just expanded. Thank you for sharing Joanne's gorgeous kitchen and the multitude of useful ideas to create a great cooking environment. My favorite part (aside from the rotisserie!) is the way she has included special pieces from her travels. Posted: 12:26 pm on July 14th

A_Archer writes: Thanks for the tour of your kitchen and tool recommendations. I love the layout, and storage methods. My favorite item on your must-have cooking tools is the Vitamix: it's on my wishlist for making healthy vegetables more accessible to myself and my family. Love your cookbooks, too! Posted: 10:17 am on July 14th

jampurple writes: I would love to cook in a Kitchen like yours. However, my home kitchen is sparse with little chance to make big changes. In my kitchen I want to improve the lighting and the back splash to make cooking and cleaning easier. I also need a new indoor electric grill. Posted: 3:02 am on July 14th

Janneen writes: I'm hooked on Joanne's simplistic but delicious recipes. I really enjoy her show and have "borrowed" her recipes to make for guests. Great Job! Posted: 2:44 pm on July 13th

reader writes: Your kitchen is just beautiful. I love your recipes. Posted: 1:21 pm on July 13th

WILinda writes: Happened to catch Joanne's show on PBS and was totally captivated! Love her cooking style and the recipes I made were great! Keep up the good cooking! Posted: 12:16 pm on July 13th

Janelovesweircooking writes: hands down one tool I need when I travel to cook somewhere, aside from all my cooking knives is a microplane. Great for all types of zests..for salad dressings and for finishing a dish before cooking. Over time, these tools get worn down so you need to get new ones.

Joanne Weir has been my favorite chef since I took classes with her at the Sur La Table classes in Arlington, Virginia and some day I hope to travel and take classes with her on one of her trips....just saviing up my scheckles to do this!

Eat healthy and be well! Posted: 10:03 am on July 13th

smile_39 writes: Terrific kitchen, lay out is ideal, enjoy Joanne's classes etc so much.... Posted: 9:59 am on July 13th

lanierprincess writes: What a wonderful place to take a cooking class. Love all the personnel items such as the serving pieces and the panty. The Wolf stove is to die for - I love kitchen gadgets and will check out the juicer soon Posted: 8:52 am on July 13th

Maricelih writes: How beautiful! I would love to have a kitchen like that. I have been follow Joanne for many years since we lived in California. I have 2 of her books and her recipes are absolutely amazing. She deserves it, she as worked very hard for it. Posted: 7:49 am on July 13th

edna elizabeth writes: love your kitchen you inspire me with all your cooking Posted: 6:56 am on July 13th

RobinHoode writes: Hi Joanne and thanks for this great tour.
I will be studying your layout for a long while looking for tips as we begin the process of gutting our 1st floor to make a fun kitchen where we can entertain as we cook.
The process will involve a lot of messy demolition and an awful lot of pre-planning and contractor selections for floors, countertops, appliance installations, etc.
I love your fireplace. Care to share that iron craftsman's name? I hope you will be careful cooking on your rotisserie. In my experience this has been best done outside for safety sake.
Again, thanks for allowing us to tour your beautiful home and kitchen-classroom-TV studio. Best wishes for continued success. Posted: 12:19 am on July 13th

EastCoastCook writes: What an incredibly stunning kitchen and perfect for teaching, entertaining and oh yes, cooking! I love how Joanne brings all of her travels into the decor which fits right in with the themes of her cookbooks. My favorite cookbook of Joanne's is From Tapas to Meze, I can see myself whipping up one of those recipes in her kitchen with the Vitamix in one hand and Wusthof knife in the other! Posted: 7:22 pm on July 12th

JuanitaAK writes: I just recently discovered Joanne's cooking show and am totally addicted! As the proud owner of a newly remodeled kitchen, I have scoured Joanne's kitchen for ideas of appliances and gadgets to make my cooking experiences better. Recently I got adventuresome and tried my hand at one of her recipes from a recent show. Would love to add some of her gadgets to my new kitchen. I LOVE Joanne's kitchen, but mine works very well..just needs some more tools! Posted: 6:08 pm on July 12th

dapchef writes: I'm starting a new kitchen 'from scratch'. You gave me lots of fabulous ideas, especially the electric-convection oven.
Thanks for sharing your home. Posted: 6:00 pm on July 12th

shanny415 writes: Ben Franklin once said: "A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body." Joanne and her awesome kitchen exude both.

15 years after my first "Joanne" trip, I am still learning how to cook with confidence. But luckily, my collection of Joanne's books are always nearby.

Over the years, I have learned so much from Joanne both on-screen and off. The best Joanne lesson: cooking together in a warm/casual environment is one of the greatest things you can share with your friends and family. And BTW, having an amazing Wusthof paring knife never hurts either.

Posted: 5:59 pm on July 12th

1mommy writes: I have been watching Joanne's show on PBS for years and have always enjoyed the delicious and beautiful foods she prepares from all over the world. She is the best on instruction and presentation. One day I plan to go to her beautiful restaurant in Sausalito, Ca. Her kitchen is the best!! Beautiful!!
Posted: 5:24 pm on July 12th

DyAnnes writes: Love the plates and platters that you display. In fact I took inspiration from your show in my oan recent kitchen remodel. I am displaying my plates, bowls and such (some from my travels and some family pieces) in glass cupboards and open shelving. Love the show and cookery books. Thank you for making not only look easy but also be easy. I'm eating better in a better space.
Posted: 4:49 pm on July 12th

DrBlujay writes: Awesome kitchen, love all the room and gadgets. Now I know why lots of good foods and recipes come from you.
Keep up the good work Posted: 4:21 pm on July 12th

msassi writes: I have a lot of cookbooks but Joanne's recipes really work! Her kitchen is incredible - everything looks so well-designed and beautiful. The Italian ceramics are gorgeous! What a dream it would be to cook in my own kitchen with this fabulous set of kitchen tools. And I'd start cooking some of the recipes Joanne wrote for Fine Cooking with summer veggies, tomatoes, herbs and stone fruit! Posted: 4:08 pm on July 12th

lovebacon writes: love the kitchen which has a tuscan/european feel to it with the colors chosen. It's spacious but has cozy feel to it. Beautiful! I especially love the chandeleir between the two scones. SO when's lunch? Posted: 3:49 pm on July 12th

BellaVita writes: What an amazing kitchen! How could any dish made be any less than delicious! I would LOVE to just have access to a gourmet kitchen....or maybe just some gourmet tools...Vitamix rocks!! Posted: 2:58 pm on July 12th

user-371318 writes: what a gorgeous kitchen. I love the colors and openness of it. Joanne is a great teacher! Thanks for sharing! I can't wait to try the pizza! Posted: 2:51 pm on July 12th

gpaddock writes: Beautiful the fireplace! I enjoy watching Cooking Confidence. I have always enjoyed cooking, my aunt gave me my 1st James Beard cookbook when I was 15. My 2nd job is @ Publix where I do cooking demos @ Aprons.(But I'm a novice) Posted: 2:39 pm on July 12th

user-1067370 writes: I read your web site and watch your cooking shows > We left the bay area 13 years ago > your kitchen and menus take me back to the great "Bay Area Culinary Pot". Your kitchen is wonderful, enjoy every minute of it - you have earned it! There are a few of your ideas I may add to my "dream" kitchen, I have in my planning stages. My gardens & my kitchen are my gift to me, for retirement! Posted: 2:36 pm on July 12th

Diane_L writes: I've had the opportunity to cook with Joanne a couple of times, but not in her home/studio/kitchen - what fun. Now I make my own ravioli! I'd love to go to on one of her destination cooking trips - maybe when I retire. The victorian kitchen is fabulous. There are some great ideas for myy 1879 cape cod on the coast of CA. I recently went on a foodie tour of Boston and the owner/guide follows Joanne, her hometown girl. Posted: 2:21 pm on July 12th

bcheryl writes: I've watched your shows on PBS and enjoyed them, you are a great teacher. My 11 year old granddaughter enjoys the show also. Your kitchen is a dream. Thanks!! Posted: 2:15 pm on July 12th

naehoff writes: I recently cancelled my satellite service and now only have local channels. I was bummed about losing my cooking show channels until I discovered Create. Watching Joanne's show, in the little time that I have, has taught me so much. I've been cooking for a long time but she always has something new that I want to try. She is a wonderful teacher and really does make you feel that you have "confidence" when cooking. Posted: 2:05 pm on July 12th

NorthernBelle89 writes: Joanne Weir, you're such an inspiration in our kitchen! Thank you for your time, talent and devotion to cooking extraordinary food! We need more chefs interested in education of the generation. Posted: 1:56 pm on July 12th

AnnPorter writes: I love Joanne Weir and everything about her. Her style is fresh, natural, simple and honest. She has inspired my cooking. Posted: 1:50 pm on July 12th

PatsPearls writes: Thank you for this tour; I have watched your program so often and adopted not only many of your recipes, but also your simple yet useful & clever tips. Now, I am able to evaluate your work space -- so necessary to effectively "cook with confidence" especially within a reasonable time frame from prep to table. This is a lovely look...the warmth of dark woods flooded with natural as well as electric light and bright color accents that add interest without being overly busy. Looks like this was developed in a small space, but how small? Would be nice if the floor plan showed some dimensions. None-the-less, the organization of this space is key. It appears that on your TV show, there is an added countertop space between the stove and the sink counters creating more space and an "L-shape" configuration when necessary? Your program is the first cooking show that I choose to watch regularly; it is formatted effectively to include instruction, recipes, introduction of new ingredients (particularly to add complexity in recipes that I would never have considered adding them to), presentation and human interest. Thank you, Joanne, for evolving cooking shows to this new, more interactive level. You make everything seem more doable and the recipes and results are spectacular! I hope we can meet one day. Posted: 1:46 pm on July 12th

Debbaileymail writes: Love the kitchen! I am so jealous of the gas stove! I will enjoy watching your show! Posted: 1:38 pm on July 12th

user-518471 writes: I love your shows and my mother and I met you quite a few times with your niece years ago at Sur La Table in Marlton NJ. Your demonstrations were always wonderful and the food always delicious! The brick oven is my dream and I'm addicted to ceramics as well...shipping or carrying them home from wherever I travel. What a great use of space in your kitchen...warm,inviting and practical!Thanks Joanne! Posted: 1:37 pm on July 12th

thexuberantcook writes: Great kitchen, great show, great chef, great author! Wish you could find all the recipes from the show on her website. Posted: 1:30 pm on July 12th

janiepoo writes: HOLY MOLY!!! I LOVE Joanne's fantastic kitchen! I love watching Joanne's "Cooking Confidence" on my local PBS station. It's fun to see the student's working in the kitchen with Joanne. I am a self-employed artist who gives workshops that provide a lunch prepared by "me"--the thought of having "professional" knives, blender & all the other amazing kitchen gadgets blows me away! My kitchen used to be a break room for the previous business that occupied my building which is where I now live & have studio space. Works for me! Keep up the wonderful creative cooking! Love you! Posted: 1:17 pm on July 12th

vampira0323 writes: What a beautiful kitchen. Food cooked on your fireplace rotisserie must be amazing. Posted: 1:13 pm on July 12th

dae39 writes: Your kitchen is amazing, just like you. I have most of your cookbooks and several of your DVDs and refer to them often. Even I could be a really good cook with a kitchen like that. Thanks for all your valuable help and ideas. Posted: 8:57 am on July 12th

SandyW writes: A kitchen that's warm, organized, functional -- in other words, just about perfect! It'd be a thrill to win Joanne Weir's favourite tools. Posted: 12:44 am on July 12th

benedicts4bfast writes: MAN ALIVE! What a stunning and super functional kitchen. A beautiful space to create delicious meals and be with family, friends, and coworkers. My favorite part is difficult to name, but the extra work table is it, I think. Favorite cookbook is From Tapas To Meze- just talking about it today. Posted: 9:32 pm on July 11th

Mylou writes: The layout is certainly not traditional, but looks extremely functional and beautiful too. Posted: 5:16 pm on July 11th

kimtrev writes: Great kitchen! I hope to incorporate some ideas into my own kitchen. Posted: 2:50 pm on July 11th

aprilgarrity writes: What an amazing kitchen, I would love to have something like it one day! I love Joanne's shows, and always learn so much from her.

I have always wanted a Vitamix but could never afford one...would love to win one along with the other fabulous items - I would be set!!

Thanks for the amazing opportunity! Posted: 2:28 pm on July 11th

JRH2 writes: I love how much you were able to do with such a small space. Great job.
Posted: 12:25 pm on July 11th

Billysha1 writes: This is an amazing kitchen! I love all of the Accessories from her travels. I love the show and always enjoy her tips and meal ideas! Posted: 8:36 am on July 11th

elrodb writes: Finally a complete tour. I've seen portions on various TV episodes. So jealous of the pantry area. And love the pottery above the fireplace. When I think of you my first memory is always lemoncello. Made a large batch this past Christmas. And so enjoyed the 4 bottles of your chardonnay. Time to order more. So proud of all you've accomplished.

betty Posted: 10:14 pm on July 10th

Mina0924 writes: I REALLY enjoy watching your shows. You make things look so easy. Posted: 8:04 pm on July 10th

zoysia writes: LOVE Joanne's kitchen, especially the wood burning rotisserie fireplace. The compact, well designed kitchen would make cooking a pleasure.
Posted: 8:03 pm on July 10th

TristaJade writes: Joanne's kitchen is gorgeous! I've always admired it on her show - which I love. It's fantastic she invites us into her home to see her work and to learn some great skills and recipes at the same time! Posted: 6:38 pm on July 10th

BrendaKayN writes: I've loved Joanne's shows for years and it is one of the few cooking shows where I actually USE the recipes! Posted: 5:55 pm on July 10th

buzsch writes: Oh boy oh boy, the Sub Zero Wolf combination can't be beat!!!! Posted: 5:52 pm on July 10th

IrishJenn writes: I love the organization of your kitchen! So open and well organized. I've bookmarked it for inspiration for when the day comes for renovating my kitchen. Posted: 5:51 pm on July 10th

Adjaerbe writes: I love the kitchen! Wish I had the opportunity to be an in-person student but will have to content myself with watching "Cooking Confidence." Posted: 2:11 pm on July 10th

lucyg22 writes: It's refreshing to see a model kitchen in an old house and small space. Very nice.
Posted: 9:31 pm on July 9th

lainer1003 writes: I like the fact that your kitchen is warm and inviting as well as convenient. Too many of the massive kitchens seen are out of reach for most of us cooks.
Posted: 8:00 pm on July 9th

jetjones writes: A refreshing change from the "open concept" craze where everything is spread out and messy. Great cooks organize in areas, compartmentalize, and this is an excellent example of that kind of organization. Posted: 6:39 pm on July 9th

SudburyMom writes: I Love the kitchen and the way she has made it so personal and confortable.
Posted: 3:20 pm on July 9th

Penell writes: What a lovely kitchen - so nice to see in detail where Joanne's cooking show is filmed. Thanks for the tour. Posted: 2:44 pm on July 9th

flourpowerco writes: I love the light and space and particularly the open shelving for pots and pans! Thank you. Posted: 11:29 am on July 9th

dmckay writes: Having gas ignition for the wood burning fireplace is a wonderful idea. Finding out about downdraft ventilation makes an island cooktop seem like a better idea to me now, having a large hood in the middle of the kitchen was not appealing at all. Posted: 11:09 am on July 9th

BarbaraJoScott writes: Thanks for the tips. I could not do without my OXO Chef's Mandoline slicer. It makes easy work of preparing veggies for roasting, soups, etc. I will keep your knife recommendation for my next purchase. I love your "teaching kitchen" set up. I plan to do something similar if we move forward with the professional venture I am now considering. I am a former college professor who loves to cook. I've learned so much from reading "Fine Cooking" through the years. I think it would be fun to teach cooking classes in my small hometown. People are always asking me how to make this or that... It would be nice to combine my two passions. I am working on a business plan now and trying to figure out how to make this dream come true. Thanks for the ideas and inspiration...just when I needed it. Cheers! Posted: 10:48 am on July 9th

msfroggy writes: Thank you for the tour. I love the openness and warmth of the kitchen! Joanne is a great guide. What a joy. Posted: 10:07 am on July 9th

SarahJB writes: Love Joanne's kitchen! Must be a joy to cook in. Posted: 9:41 am on July 9th

potholder writes: Great kitchen. I don't have enough square feet for something like that, but I like my kitchen and my Viking gas range extremely well. Posted: 9:10 am on July 9th

jacksmel writes: love her kitchen, it matches her style of cooking, warm, easy and practical Posted: 8:45 am on July 9th

user-411905 writes: I love this kitchen! I love the fact that it still has a vintage look, and that the essence of the old victorian still remains. Posted: 7:51 am on July 9th

smoothstones writes: I've followed and enjoyed Joanne's cooking for years, but what a treat to view the beautifully designed kitchen area in one of my favorite cities.
Posted: 7:33 am on July 9th

Chefin1950 writes: This open kitchen really tugs at my heart strings. I have always imagined my dream kitchen with a fireplace/stone oven for roasting and baking bread! I also love the colors and the openness of the space. Posted: 6:40 am on July 9th

Tmull writes: Love the functional fireplace and would love to tast the meats roasted over the fire. Beautiful kitchen! Posted: 5:18 am on July 9th

pattiv02 writes: My kitchen and garden are my favorite places to be at home...a brick oven...what a treat! This is a beautifully planned kitchen...would love to replace my blender with the Vitamix. Posted: 5:11 am on July 9th

Saracoca writes: It was very helpful to tour your kitchen. Thanks. We are collecting ideas for remodeling our kitchen and the video was very helpful. Occasionally I teach cooking classes or assist at our local cooking school and love using the Vitamix. This blender and the knives would be a great asset to use for teaching and cooking at home. Posted: 4:31 am on July 9th

californiagirl999 writes: The show is very informative - love watching it. The kitchen is so practical. Understanding the thought behind it's creation is very helpful. Posted: 12:42 am on July 9th

sarah_bun writes: I love Joanne's kitchen and I'd love to be a guest student on her show. What an exciting thing that would be! Posted: 9:55 pm on July 8th

cookingjudy writes: What a beautiful and well thought out space. The collection of platters and serving pieces from around the world are very special. What fun to have a brick oven in the kitchen.
Posted: 5:59 pm on July 8th

novaming writes: How I do enjoy seeing such a beautiful kitchen! I really like the tucked away pantry and appreciate Joanne's sharing her knowledge and love of food with
the viewers. There are some great ideas for my recipe box and future kitchen! Posted: 8:48 am on July 8th

Kadin writes: This kitchen is beautiful, it must be wonderful to have that custom made fireplace/grill/rotisserie. One day I will create my own kitchen, and I can only hope that it will look as beautiful, fun, and practical as this one! Posted: 1:28 pm on July 4th

divi2 writes: Your kitchen is to die for. My most favorite item is your brick oven. I love watching you prepare food on it - what a lost art. I've been contemplating one for years and yours is the best design I've ever seen. Posted: 9:12 pm on July 3rd

GoldenLeica writes: I loved seeing Joanne's kitchen. My step-daughter has an Edwardian unit near Mission Dolores in San Francisco and Joanne's kitchen strategy is something I want to share with her. Posted: 10:41 am on June 29th

foodisfine writes: I've watched Joanne's shows and have a few of her cookbooks. It would be great to cook with items recommended in her Fine Cooking article. Posted: 2:01 pm on June 28th

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