The Black Media Mogul Who Understood the Power of Design
July 13, 2019 2:09 PM   Subscribe

As Ebony’s archive goes up for sale, a look back at the lush ’70s style of the founder. Meanwhile, the funky 1970s Ebony test kitchen - where Ebony editor Charlotte L. Lyons tried out recipes for the magazine’s “A Date with a Dish” column - is moving out of storage to be featured in an upcoming exhibit from New York’s Museum of Food and Drink. Former Ebony Magazine Food Editors share their Ebony Test Kitchen stories. posted by nightrecordings (4 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
 
I love that Ebony magazine had their own test kitchen right in the publishing building and it was used in ways that benefited the community of workers there. And apparently it was quite a space!

We're moving away from things like this in our culture, and I'm glad to be reminded of them with posts like this. Thanks for posting!
posted by hippybear at 2:23 PM on July 13 [3 favorites]


Typical Reaction to the Test Kitchen: “Wow”

Wow indeed. I'd love to cook and hang out in a kitchen like that.
posted by Greg_Ace at 2:42 PM on July 13 [3 favorites]


What a kitchen!
posted by snofoam at 3:01 PM on July 13


What a cool space. What appealed to me most were the various flooring choices in the rooms. Some absolutely stunning work there.
posted by EvaDestruction at 6:21 AM on July 15


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