Several years back, we dropped in on culinary icon Alice Waters in Berkeley to take a tour of her kitchen. The occasion? Alice’s daughter, Fanny Singer, had just launched Permanent Collection—a new line of home objects and women’s clothing and accessories—so we asked Alice and Fanny to model pieces from the collection and show us around Alice’s kitchen. The result was one of our favorite kitchen stories of all time.
Join us for a look back.
Photography by Daniel Dent for Remodelista.
The Original Egg Spoon and Original Copper Egg Spoon are both available from Permanent Collection—and you can read much more about it in The Legendary Egg Spoon of Alice Waters and Fanny Singer.
On Fanny’s wrist: the Blunk Bangle from Permanent Collection, a limited-edition replica of a 1965 design by J. B. Blunk (sadly not currently available).
Alice says the mortar is “indispensable”—it’s scored on the bottom to make quick work of garlic for vinaigrettes: She mashes the garlic with salt, adds vinegar, and lets it rest before adding olive oil. The wooden pestle was made for her by Bob Cannard, longtime farmer for Chez Panisse.