Favorite Things: Culinary Kitchen
A feast for the senses
Culinary Kitchen is doing something right. Scratch that; everything right. If you like entertaining, eating, cooking or anything under the sun that has to do with those things, you, my friend, have just found culinary heaven.
The selection inside is nearly overwhelming – from not only the amount of choice, but also the caliber of merchandise – and their expansion in three short years from a 1,600-square-foot space to the 12,000 square feet they now occupy is a great indicator that they are earning success in the market.
According to owner Lori Rappaport, Culinary Kitchen is a unique store with “a great shopping experience you won’t find anywhere else. Customers immediately feel like they are at the heart of every kitchen.” With degrees in business and design, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that Lori has found her niche. Her recipe for pleasing customers involves working with vendors to create products for the store while peppering in her love of color and mixing in her design ideas – it’s also a family business, and that helps, too, especially when everyone in the family loves to cook. You can experience it for yourself with some shopping, or maybe stopping by on a Saturday when they are cooking up lunch. You will only leave inspired to get into the kitchen yourself.
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Skull candle gift box set, $40 More quirky than spooky thanks to the assorted neon colors, these high-quality curiosities are from D.L. & Co.’s Memento Mori collection. // Original Mason Cash mixing bowls, $19.50 each Imported from England, this brand of sturdy ceramic kitchenware dates back to 1800, and has been setting a standard of kitchen design for more than a century. // Ebony salad bowl, $365 for 17" model shown, available in different sizes. A gorgeous piece from Canadian woodworkers Stinson Studios, who specialize in handcrafting exquisite items with care.
405 Old Fashioned glasses, $16-$18 Perfect for whiskey or cocktails, these sleek tumblers with heavy bases are available in a rainbow of colors, and a great way to raise a glass to central Oklahoma. // Laguiole steak knife set, $370 Handmade in a French village since 1829, these knives with a signature bee at the base of the blade carry a reputation for exceptional quality – this set is a colorful and very special gift.
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Glass footed bowl, $40 With graceful lines and eye-catching shimmer, this bowl can serve as a serving dish or an ornamental objet d’art in its own right. // Paper plates, $7-$12 The convenience of disposable dishes, but with a little extra flair. Available in a variety of colors and sizes. // Staub round cocotte, $259.99 This covered casserole dish – which is sometimes called a Dutch oven – is a French creation of cast iron with an enamel coating, known for durability and versatility.