Megs and I have been talking about moving downtown (or ITB meaninng Inside the Beltline) for almost 3 years, but selling a house by owner is not the easiest of tasks. Nevertheless, we managed to get that ish done and we’ll be in our new diggs as early as this weekend.
What can we all look forward to? The answer is two-fold:
1. It’s a 5 minute walk to the Raleigh Farmers Market, home to all things local and delicious and the subject of so many @TheFarmersMarket posts. This will inevitably have a prominent role to play in the seasonality of my recipes, good news all around.
2. The new GiustoGusto kitchen is huge compared to my current crotch-rocket of a catering hall. But what I’m most excited about is the ample light provided thru the ginormous 15′ windows and the 150 year old floors acting as a photography backdrop. No more dimly lit plates on the edge of the table begging for character, no more I say!
It will take a few days to settle into our new home, organizing and reorganizing the kitchen as I become more comfortable, but I expect the wheels to spin uncontrollably thanks to the inspiration of a new kitchen and a world-class farmers market an arms-length away.
It’s sad to leave our first home together with so many memories built at the dinner table, breaking bread and passing wine behind the hum of a rolling pasta pot. It’s almost improbable to think nearly every recipe on this site was born over uneven electric coil burners or on a 5′x5′ patio/grill holder. It’s been a rad journey and I’ll miss this little kitchen (kind of), but it’s on to bigger and better things and new memories to be made and retold until the next venture. Cheers!