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Diary Of A Mad Hausfrau

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Lora Lennartz
New York City

When did you first get in to cooking and do you remember the first recipe you tried?

Making Tollhouse chocolate chip cookies with my mother when I was 7 years old. I was also trained as an assistant baker at the famous Alice Restaurant in Lenox, MA when I was a teenager.

What's your kitchen like and how do you keep organized when cooking?

I am lucky to have three kitchens. A small one in NYC, a medium one in Germany and a very large one in Pennsylvania. All are decorated with a colorful mix of vintage glassware and handmade objects both useful and decorative I've picked up in my travels. Organization can be a problem because I can never remember what I have where. I try to keep track of ingredients, decorating supplies and equipment on my iphone.

What tips would you give to someone wanting to become a better cook?

Practice Practice Practice and be fearless

Who would you invite to your dream dinner party and what would you cook for them?

Frieda Kahlo and I would make her French macarons in vibrant colors to match her paintings.

Do you do any other crafts and what are your hobbies?

Not a crafter but my extensive travels and Scuba Diving/underwater world obsession provides endless creative inspiration.

Which cooking blogs do you love to read?

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What's your favorite...

TV Show
The one I was producing at the time.
Everything from Wagner to the Ramones
Munich, Germany or Luang Prabang, Laos
King of Hearts, The Way We Were
Cook Book
Any one in my collection of vintage German baking books
Mexican, Indian, Chinese, Italian
flowers, nuts, spelt, white chocolate, caramel
Kitchen Gadget
Kitchen Aid Mixer.