Kitchen inspiration from James Ramsden

We love cooking at Astracast, but there’s nothing worse than looking stressed or making a complete mess of your beautiful kitchen when you’ve got guests.  That’s why we can’t get enough of food writer James Ramden’s ‘Do-ahead’ method that lets you prepare delicious dinners in advance.

The popular east-London based food writer regularly contributes to The Guardian, has released four books, and was the founder of one of the most talked about supper clubs in town; The Secret Larder.

We managed to get an insiders look at James’ kitchen which he has just completely renovated by knocking down a wall to create a homely open-plan space. This brave move has not only given the kitchen more space, but it also increases the access to light with the addition of roof windows above the adjacent dining zone.


We think every kitchen should be individual and James has achieved just that by cleverly mixing old and new styles. Whilst the sleek, handle-less kitchen units are very contemporary, there are nods to the past with the impressive Lacanche range cooker and our striking sink and tap.  James chose Astracast’s white ceramic Lincoln 1.5 sink with a Victory stainless steel tap. The traditional styling of the sink and tap mixes perfectly with the cabinetry, appliances and accessories to create a really trendy, eclectic style.


His kitchen is not just stylish, but practical too.  The kitchen island with L-shaped units creates a really great layout for cooking with ease. We also loved how the kitchen was accessorised with handy rails behind the hob and sink to keep utensils within easy reach. Check out the photos above to see how he has created this look and get inspiration for your home.

Head to James’ blog to see his latest recipes, or why not pick up one of his latest books; Do-Ahead Christmas and Love Your Lunchbox.

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