Kitchen Tour With Philippe Petit

This kitchen has been designed to make the most of limited space.

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High-wire artist Philippe Petit ouside his upstate New York home. Landon Nordeman
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The 19th-century beams crossing the ceiling serve as racks from which Petit and O’Donnell hang pots, pans, and various other implements. Landon Nordeman
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The open shelving for pantry items, allow for improvisational cooking. Landon Nordeman
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The design has evolved to accommodate found objects: in one corner, two halves of a hickory limb cut from the tree that stood in the backyard hold utensils like ladles and peelers. Landon Nordeman
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The original stove, a 1953 Magic Chef. Gifts from friends distinguish the space; the white Carrara marble donated by Reverend James Parks Morton (right). Landon Nordeman
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Plating deviled quail eggs topped with caviar. Landon Nordeman
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Petit’s home-made egg beater. Landon Nordeman
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Cooking the parsnip puree Landon Nordeman
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Always time for a show.
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A photo of Petit in his youth. Landon Nordeman
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Petit making detailed notes on the meal. Landon Nordeman
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A champagne toast to the chef. Landon Nordeman