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Some of the friendliest kitchens freely mix the regal with the routine, the palatial with the prosaic—and there are also specialty spaces and organizational ideas that can help to create a dream kitchen simply by taking a good hard look at what's available, then gathering supplies and declaring some underused or ineffective footage as property of the crown. Here we review some easy to formulate stations that might fit into any number of kitchen layouts, regardless of size or style; and provide a basic, a substantial and a luxury list of the supplies needed at each station.
Those who enjoy creating meals as much as devouring them, would be quite happy to spend many hours working the beauty and utility of spaces that thoughtfully accommodate the wide range of labors and the profusion of tools that the kitchen at Hampton Court Palace enjoyed. Recipes presented recall the Hampton Court kitchen workrooms where they would have been prepared: Spicery, Great Kitchen, Boiling House, Confectionery, Pastry Workhouse, and Bake House.
Whether a disconsolate Henry VII actually requested that his wife's likeness be used as the queen of hearts in imitation of the French custom of royal face cards or whether the story is simply part of a Tudor tall tale, there is another indisputable device forever associated with Elizabeth of York—the Tudor rose.
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By Al R. Young The The Prince and the Pauper issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios. This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - The Very Kitchen of the King Himself (11 pages)Hearth - The Likeness Himself (5 pages)Kitchen - The Very Kitchen of the King Himself (9 pages)Garden - Of Roses Red and White (4 pages)Garret - The Search for Survivors (3 pages)The Prince and the Pauper is the 107th issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »
By Al R. Young We are often asked if we give art lessons, and we are delighted to answer, "Yes! in the form of publications and online resources." For several years, we have been (and continue to be) hard at work designing art curriculum for all ages, interests, and abilities. Please visit the links below for ordering information as well as free online helps.
Art materials needed for these lessons are intended to be as inexpensive, child-friendly, and non-toxic as possible. Adult supervision is recommended if only for reading instructions... Read more »