Zoomer Radio Interview
The pandemic has us spending much more time in the kitchen which is now the centre of most homes. It wasn’t always like that. Author and architect John Ota toured and cooked in some of the most iconic historical kitchens in search of the perfect one. Libby Znaimer talked to him about his book simply called “The Kitchen”.
June 28 2020
Podcast – Marion Kane
John Ota and his wife don’t like their kitchen in downtown Toronto. His search for the perfect kitchen took him across North America to 13 famous kitchens including Julia Child’s, the Pilgrims’, Elvis Presley’s and Louis Armstrong’s, among others. He describes them in his brilliant book “The Kitchen: A Journey Through History in Search of the Perfect Design.”.
March 11, 2020
The Morning Show on Global TV!
Finding the Perfect Kitchen – Author John Ota talks about his new book ‘The Kitchen,’ which took him through the homes of Julia Child, Elvis Presley, and Thomas Jefferson in search of the perfect kitchen.
Innis College – interview
magazine articles – Healthy Aging
Here’s your chance to tour some of the great kitchens of the United States without leaving home:
On May 27, 2020 at 12PM Central Time, the Chicago Architecture Center invites the public to attend “CAC Live: The Kitchen Book Talk” featuring historic preservationist and book author, John Ota.
May 27, 2020
magazine articles – Architecture + Design
July 27, 2020
Newspaper articles – Vancouver Sun
What would it have been like to cook in a pilgrim kitchen? It’s a question Vancouver author John Ota can, in all honesty, now answer.
“A kitchen of an open fire, dirt floor and smoke everywhere — it was miserable cooking,” Ota says.
“Life in the kitchen and gathering food was so difficult. You had to haul logs in to make a fire, cook over an open fire, and hunt game to eat. It was enormous work, every day, from sunrise to sundown.”