As if molecular gastronomy wasn’t sci-fi enough, Dwell magazine now ponders the kitchens of the future, with engrossing photos and interviews. San Francisco chef Daniel Patterson envisions a place where sous vide coexists happily with medieval touches like an open fireplace and a root cellar, whereas designer Scott Hudson foresees “unified systems” instead of unrelated bits and pieces (no hodgepodge appliances and fixtures for him!).
It’s a fanciful and fascinating survey of ideas, and while we’re wowed by the idea of laser-carved countertops and Pacojets, we’re warmed by architect and interior designer Antonio Citterio’s insistence that a futuristic kitchen shouldn’t be a cold and clinical one: “To cook is to make a mess,” he says. “Life is messy!”
We’ll tip our tomato sauce-splattered caps to that.
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