My kitchen is so basic, but there's something cool about that. When I left my old apartment I didn't bring any of the stuff that I had — I had all these really nice pots and pans — but I didn't have as much space, so I decided to start over. I literally bought things when I needed them instead of having a ton of stuff. It feels more organic that way, like starting from the bottom and being like "okay, I only have these pots and pans and this is all I can make." It forces you to be more creative, because recipes are always saying you have to have this or that special pan and so you end up being like "I'm not going to use that special pan. I can do this without that pan, and I will show you."