One of my biggest goals on the site this year, as well as Kristina’s, was to expand the type of kitchen and food related content we offer. Kristina has posted over 300 delicious recipes on Design*Sponge so far, but we wanted to dig deeper and learn more about the people behind those recipes. From what their daily lives are like and what tools they swear by to what inspires them and the work they create, this year we’re adding a few new columns in the food section that are devoted to bringing you the same sort of practical information, tips and tools that our new design columns do. With that in mind, we’re thrilled to kick off a new series that celebrates cooking tools that chefs and bakers swear by- and tips for using them.
Two of my favorite people (and bakers) in the whole world, Cheryl and Griff Day, are starting us off this week. Cheryl and Griff run my favorite bakery, Back in the Day Bakery in Savannah, Georgia. They’re also authors of the best selling Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook. In addition to baking the most delicious cupcakes, breads and sweet treats, Cheryl and Griff happen to be the kindest, warmest and most welcoming people I’ve probably ever met. So their advice and tips on baking are backed up not just by experience, but with a genuine love and excitement for their craft that is infectious. Today Cheryl and Griff are sharing their favorite kitchen tool (the bench scraper!) with us and three ways they use it. So if you’re new to baking or want a little insight into the tools that make Cheryl and Griff’s food so delicious, I hope this little peek will be fun and useful. Thanks, Cheryl and Griff! xo, grace