Kitchen Tour With Philippe Petit

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

High-wire artist Philippe Petit ouside his upstate New York home.
The 19th-century beams crossing the ceiling serve as racks from which Petit and O'Donnell hang pots, pans, and various other implements.
The open shelving for pantry items, allow for improvisational cooking.
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.
The original stove, a 1953 Magic Chef. Gifts from friends distinguish the space; the white Carrara marble donated by Reverend James Parks Morton (right).
Plating deviled quail eggs topped with caviar.
Petit's home-made egg beater.
Cooking the parsnip puree
Always time for a show.
A photo of Petit in his youth.
Petit making detailed notes on the meal.
A champagne toast to the chef.

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