Hi! Happy New Year. We made it to 2021, which felt a little like making it past Y2K. I made myself a Cosmo, drank half, fell asleep, and woke up with a headache. I officially can’t hang anymore. Sparkling water for life. In other news, Kev gets the first round of his COVID vaccine today. I’m grateful for that. I’m also grateful for this—with The Minimalist Kitchen back on the shelves, the Course is back and now open for registration.
What is this course, you ask? It’s an addendum to my cookbook, The Minimalist Kitchen. A prequel to the sequel. A tighter handhold. Not like a squeeze-your-hand hold, more like a hold-your-hand hold as you create your pared-down kitchen, not mine. Some were able to take my book and apply it to their kitchen. And others were like, break it down and take me step-by-step, which is how I feel anytime someone talks about business or tax stuff. For that reason, I created this course.
I know I’m not alone when I say the kitchen is a universally frustrating room. I even knew this as a child watching my mom’s weekly tussle with the Tupperware drawer. And I learned this again and again as an adult, growling at the spices, sighing at the spilled pasta bags, and groaning at the stale chips and the empty box of rice left on the shelf. No matter what I did, the problems came back like a boomerang and dinner barely made it on the table.
So many of us are looking for simplicity. And more often than not, we’re asking our recipes to provide this for us when we should be looking to the kitchen first. So that’s where we’ll begin. Whether you have a teeny tiny kitchen or one that sprawls, whether you prefer cast iron pans or nonstick, whether you share your kitchen with five or none, whether you like to make long-winded meals or dinner in 30, this course is for you.
The Minimalist Kitchen Course Details
January 21 – February 8, 2021 (with flexible pacing)
A 5-part course to help to simplify and organize the most complicated room in the house—the kitchen—in order to make dinner time, cooking, more doable.
The Minimalist Kitchen, Purchase a hard copy (new or used), check out from the library, or go paperless with an eBook.
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We’ll start by understanding the ecosystem of the kitchen, which is a glorified shared closet. (Cue the horror music.) The good news—this closet can be tamed and tamed for good. By the end of the course, you’ll be on your way to having a pared-down kitchen, recipes that work within the confines of your pantry and kitchen tools, and long-term tools for maintaining your kitchen.
PART 1 Audit the Space
PART 2 Take Inventory
PART 3 A Gentle Paring Down
PART 4 Putting it Back Together Again
PART 5 Maintenance Mode
To join, click the sign up button below. I’d love to have you! I’d also be grateful if you’d share it with a friend that might be interested.
Hi Melissa. Is the book essential to the course? I don’t own, nor is the library an option at the moment but I’ve held off purchasing due to the large number of allergens in our household that don’t jive with a majority of the recipes.
Hi Sky! That’s a good question. The course is designed around Chapter 1 in the book with additional information and step-by-step action items. There are things in the book that are not repeated in the course. Do you have the ability to go the e-reader route? I’m low tech when it comes to books, so I’m not sure how best to advise, but I think you can download the book on your phone or probably computer if you don’t have an e-reader device. It looks like Apple books has it and the price is lower than the hard copy!
Great, I will watch it for sure in the office, do you also put your videos on you tube?
This sounds awesome!! I’m having trouble signing up, I can’t quite figure out where to do it. Is it through Facebook? Will we be able to do the course without Facebook? I’d really like to participate, but not enough to bring my Facebook back!
Hi Meggie! You can sign up on this page. If you have any trouble, you can email [email protected]. The course will be housed on the blog, like a blog post, but much longer. One evening a week, I will do a facebook live to answer questions but all the information will be in the post!
I work on Tuesdays— will the course be available to watch afterward?
Hi Anya! The post will go live on the blog on Tuesday mornings. It’s written format so that you can easily reference the information as you go. One evening a week, I will do a Facebook live to recap and answer questions. We’ll announce the evening FB live times in the coming weeks.
Will videos be available later in the day for people that work during the day?
Hi Eva! The post will go live on the blog on Tuesday mornings. It’s written format so that you can easily reference the information as you go. One evening a week, I will do a Facebook live to recap and answer questions. We’ll announce the evening FB live times in the coming weeks.
yay. do i ever need this course!
I love the idea of breaking it down. I have the book but I got distracted this summer by other things and didn’t finish reading it. I have one of those small kitchens that has been half renovated for 9 years. I know I can make the space work for us, 1920s kitchens were designed to be efficient.