Portrait of Tammy Strobel

The kitchen holds a special place in my heart, because it’s where I remember having the best conversations with my mother when I was a child.

The fond memories of me sitting by her side, as she goes about preparing meals for the family, is so indelibly etched in my mind that I can still recall the piquant aroma of the spicy vegetable soup she likes to make, and the steam rising from a large bowl of freshly cooked rice.

It was in that setting, that I boldly told her about my dreams of becoming an editor of my own magazine some day. I’m pretty sure our talks in the kitchen have contributed much into making me the person I am today.

I believe everyone has their own personal stories of their kitchen, and sometimes it doesn’t even have to involve cooking or food at all. It’s amazing that this once functional and utilitarian space has evolved into a room where relationships are forged while stomachs are being fed.

In this issue, we take a look at the latest updates in kitchen design and appliances, and see how technology has changed the way we cook, serve and store. Enjoy your time with this magazine in your kitchen, and we’ll see you again soon. 



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photography ANGELA GUO art direction NONIE CHEN 

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