In keeping with our Valentine's theme this week, we've stumbled upon this utilitarian yet romantic outdoor kitchen in Puglia, a renovation project of Elia Mangia Design Studio. Cooking (and eating) here is somehow more appealing than cuddling by a fire.
We've sourced the elements to recreate the look:
Above: The outdoor kitchen is sited in a renovated trullo, a style of stone hut native to the region.
Above: The ingredients are truly simple, but admittedly the white Mediterranean walls add a certain charm.
Above: A tabletop stove is the easiest outdoor cooking solution. A Nexgrill 2-Burner Table Top Gas Grill is $129 at Walmart.
Above: We like the utility tub used as an outdoor sink; a Black Plastic Utility Tub is $18.39 from Midland Hardware.
Above: In the right setting, even a plain orange extension cord looks like a design element. A 25-Foot Outdoor Extension Cord is $9.99 on Amazon.
Above: In case the string lights hanging from the olive trees fail to provide enough light, a Bayco 18W Fluorescent Work Light is $19.97 at Walmart.
Above: Ubiquitous in Italian kitchens, indoors and out: the Bialetti stovetop espresso maker. A 3-cup Bialetti Moka Express is $24.62 on Amazon.
Above: Any cutting board will do, but several vintage French boards are available on Etsy. This French Style Chopping Board is $56.04.
Above: A Wood-Handled Wok is $9.38 from KitchenInspire.
Catch another stellar outdoor kitchen, this one in the Netherlands, in Steal This Look: The Ultimate Outdoor Kitchen.