Culinary Institute of America

Today is a cold winter March day and I visited the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. The campus sits right on the Hudson River which is frozen over even in this first week of March. I enjoy walking the grounds looking at the beautiful architecture and scenery.  The main Roth Hall building was originally a Jesuit seminary built in 1901and is currently named after the CIA founder Frances Roth. It also houses an gift shop with a nice selection of culinary books and kitchen items.  I selected a booked called Ratio by Michael Ruhlman at the suggestion of one of the CIA students manning the book store.  In the words of the author it speaks to “the simple codes behind the craft of everyday cooking”.

Here are images from the main entrance and hallway.  I love the tiffany glass, the elegance, the proportions and symmetry of the hallway and entrance.

CIA Roth Hall Window

Roth Hall Entrance Window

CIA Roth Hall Entrance 3-3-14 CIA Roth Central Hallway 3-3-14I enjoy sharing a little piece of history!


Natural Kitchen and Home

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