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Celebrate National Cooking Day with a Look Inside Vacasa’s Top Vacation Rental Kitchens

PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Recipe searches have surged and yeast supplies have dwindled as people take up cooking as a new stay-at-home hobby. Since today is National Cooking Day, it seems an especially fitting time to tie on an apron and celebrate at home—or, if you’re lucky, in a vacation rental. At this point in 2020, we could all use a getaway and a little comfort food, right?

Whether you’re ready to hit the road, planning ahead for the holidays (when a prime kitchen is essential), or simply looking for design inspiration after an DIY marathon, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite chef’s kitchens, selected from Vacasa’s 25,000 professionally managed vacation homes:

  • Whidbey Island Modern Farmhouse, Greenbank, WA
  • Heaven on Haines, San Diego, CA
  • Hiawatha on Star, Sayner, WI
  • Cactus Wren, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Seabury Escape, Bar Harbor, ME
  • Oceanwoods 424, Kiawah Island, SC

“Over the past several months, vacation

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Catering Exec Aids Second Helpings, Corporate Kitchens

The coronavirus pandemic has left corporate kitchens dramatically underutilized, while growing unemployment has driven the city’s food insecurity numbers to unprecedented levels. Feeding America and the Atlanta Community Food Bank estimated that 16 percent of people in the 29-county service area of the food bank would be food insecure. With many out of school, 26 percent of children, one in four, might go hungry.

To address the staggering divide, Second Helpings Atlanta and the ACFB joined forces to launch the Atlanta Community Kitchen Project, which connects hunger relief agencies and commercial kitchens with the goal of providing hundreds of thousands of meals to Atlanta families in need.

In the spirit of tikkun olam, Bold Catering & Design partner Robby Kukler joined to fire up his own corporate kitchen to work closely with Second Helpings Atlanta and the ACFB to prepare more than 40,000 meals for food insecure people around

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Celebrate National Cooking Day with a Look Inside Vacasa’s Top Vacation Rental Kitchens

North America’s Largest Vacation Rental Company Dishes Up Its Six Picks

Recipe searches have surged and yeast supplies have dwindled as people take up cooking as a new stay-at-home hobby. Since today is National Cooking Day, it seems an especially fitting time to tie on an apron and celebrate at home—or, if you’re lucky, in a vacation rental. At this point in 2020, we could all use a getaway and a little comfort food, right?

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Whidbey Island Modern Farmhouse, Greenbank, WA: A copper hood and wooden beams bring warmth to the farmhouse-style kitchen, with wraparound views of the Puget Sound. (Photo: Business Wire)

Whidbey Island Modern Farmhouse, Greenbank, WA: A copper hood and wooden beams bring warmth to the farmhouse-style kitchen, with wraparound views of the Puget Sound. (Photo: Business Wire)

Whether you’re ready to hit the road, planning ahead for the holidays (when a prime kitchen is essential), or simply looking for design inspiration after an DIY marathon, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite chef’s

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Seven wooden kitchens that offer a different take on timber

Wood has long been used to create kitchens, but architects and designers are finding subtle ways to reimagine the material in the cooking space. Interiors reporter Natasha Levy selects seven standout examples.


Wooden kitchens: The Rye Apartments by Tikari Works

The Rye Apartments, UK, by Tikari Works

Spruce-wood cupboards inset with subtle grooves feature in the kitchens of these apartments in south London’s Peckham neighbourhood.

The cabinets and the surrounding cross-laminated timber walls are meant to lend the homes a cosy, domestic atmosphere. Extra warmth is provided by brass door handles and amber-flecked terrazzo that runs across the floors.

Find out more about The Rye Apartments


Wooden kitchens: Ti Clara by Atelier Espaco P2

Ti Clara, Portugal, by Atelier Espaço P2

Atelier Espaço P2 felt that a natural material palette offered “the most honest and true solution” for the overhaul of Ti Clara, a historic home in the Portuguese municipality of Ansião.

The kitchen has therefore been set within a wood-lined gabled niche. Pale plywood

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Home sweet home: CNY bakers launch new businesses from their kitchens amidst pandemic

When the coronavirus pandemic kept people at home, navigating the unknown, four Central NY food entrepreneurs baked up new business ideas.

In lieu of food trucks, farmer’s markets, or opening a traditional storefront, these business owners opted to launch on social media first. Using Instagram and Facebook to market their products and connect with customers, they have each forged a path into the food business world despite the challenges of 2020.

These bakers and candy makers dealt with ingredient shortages due to the pandemic and space limitations, but each of them expressed wanting to do more for their communities and to make people happy during this tumultuous time.

We may be able to walk into their storefronts in the future, but here is how to try these homemade goods now.

Big Al’s Vegan Bakery

Big Al's Vegan Bakery

Alexis Barney, owner of Big Al’s Vegan Bakery started her business of vegan cakes and cookies

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CNY bakers launch new businesses from their kitchens amidst pandemic

When the coronavirus pandemic kept people at home, navigating the unknown, four Central NY food entrepreneurs baked up new business ideas.



a plate of food with a birthday cake: Big Al's Vegan Bakery in Syracuse offers vegan sweets, including cookie cakes. Orders can be placed through their Instagram account @bigalsveganbakery.


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Big Al’s Vegan Bakery in Syracuse offers vegan sweets, including cookie cakes. Orders can be placed through their Instagram account @bigalsveganbakery.

In lieu of food trucks, farmer’s markets, or opening a traditional storefront, these business owners opted to launch on social media first. Using Instagram and Facebook to market their products and connect with customers, they have each forged a path into the food business world despite the challenges of 2020.



a person holding a donut in the hand: Alexis Barney, owner of Big Al's Vegan Bakery started her business of vegan cakes and cookies during the coronavirus pandemic. Her Big Al's cookies are the "size of your face" and are one of her biggest sellers.


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Alexis Barney, owner of Big Al’s Vegan Bakery started her business of vegan cakes and cookies during the coronavirus pandemic. Her Big Al’s cookies are the “size of your face” and are one of her biggest sellers.

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Hotels in the Emirates explore turning kitchens kosher

Sep 14, 2020

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) are awaiting a wave of Israeli tourism, and the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Ministry has distributed a letter to hotel and tourism managers to prepare for the arrival of Israelis, among other things, by adding kosher food to their restaurant and room service menus. The letter said that some kitchens must be made kosher and prepared for the requirements of Jewish dietary laws, and that there will be ongoing kashruth supervision as is customary at hotels in Israel.

The reason for this instruction/request is that many Israeli tourists as well as Jews from around the world have made inquires directly to hotels and Emirati tourist agencies. Israel has declared the UAE a country from where citizens returning from a visit do not have to quarantine upon their return to Israel, and the upcoming holiday season — starting with the Jewish New

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Autonomous Modular Kitchens on Wheels. Burgers and Chinese All in One Place

That’s right, this design we are seeing isn’t just some autonomous transportation vehicle, or even a freight distribution EV, it’s simply a food truck. Simply is actually the wrong word for it, but you’ll get the idea.

This idea came about as most other ideas have, because of a need. The need to feed is something humans have been facing since…well, forever. So it makes sense to step up the game and apply some modern systems to an ever-present habit.

She’s called Streat, and is the mental offspring of Lee Sungwook, a Korean cat out of Seoul. The issue at hand out there is that most restaurant businesses fail, leaving huge debts in owner’s pockets. And Streat is meant to be a buffer for that scenario. Your average restaurant start-up is about $65,000 while a food truck is only around $15,000. Just that alone is a huge decrease in

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