Wylie Dufresne’s House Disappointingly Lacks Science Labs, Frankensteins
In today’s New York Post, an valiant reporter chased after whispered rumors of wd-50 chef Wylie Dufresne’s abode in Lyme, CT, and set out to find the dark and foreboding castle where Dufresne conducts his twisted, unholy food experiments,cackling maniacally over the hydrocolloids he poured into foods.
Surprisingly, it turns out he lives in a normal, sunny, 3BR/2BA Cape Cod-style house with his family, cooking normal food in his normal kitchen, which he recently remodeled. “The age of the closed-in kitchen is over,” he declared, while his wife Mailie Carpenter described how the two had gutted the previously dark kitchen and retiled it, making the kitchen/dining area about twice as large and infinitely more spacious than their NYC kitchen. “Having a kitchen like this makes me enjoy cooking much more than in the city.” (The only whizbang features: a microwave stored in a drawer, and sinks operated by footpedals.)
A tour through the rest of the surprisingly normal 3200 sq. ft. house reveals no other secret laboratories or Frankenstein monster hideouts: a stone fireplace, a large playhouse in the back yard for his two daughters whose names sound like they were picked from Mark Twain books (Sawyer and Ellery Nell), and a three-car garage with a loft over it. “The loft [above the cars] is going to be Wylie’s man cave,” said Carpenter.
It might be a secret lab one day, let’s not lose hope!