Star Kitchen: Jamie Deen
Photo By: Peter Frank Edwards ©2012 Peter Frank Edwards
Jamie Deen's Kitchen
The back door off Jamie Deen's Savannah, Ga., kitchen is used more than any other door in the house. Jamie and his wife, Brooke, are always on the inside cooking or hanging out while their two sons (Jack, almost 7, and Matthew, 2) run laps between the backyard and the refrigerator. "They go a million miles an hour from the pool to the trampoline, then inside to get a snack and then back outside," says the Home for Dinner host and author of the upcoming cookbook, Jamie Deen's Good Food.
Jamie and Brooke have banned frying in their kitchen because it's too messy, but they kept this stainless-steel frying pan for sentimental reasons: Jamie's great-grandmother used to fry chicken in it.
From the Set
Jamie used this cutting board on the first season of his show.
The proximity to Richardson Creek (just beyond the backyard) sold Jamie on the house. He and the family take their Jet Skis to visit Grandma Ginny (aka Paula Deen) and Uncle Bobby, who live nearby.
The Deens thought a breakfast table would make the room feel cramped, so they turned this space into a sitting area. "I'm here at 6 am," Jamie says. "I turn on ESPN and drink my coffee."
The couple installed a separate icemaker in this cabinet to free up freezer space for food. And there's another icemaker in the mudroom. "We never run out of ice when we have company over," Jamie says.