Customized knife storage...genius! Although I suppose it would limit the potential for new purchases once your very expensive custom slab is complete and installed.
If you feel like transporting yourself to the french countryside for an afternoon, head over to La Tartine Gourmand and read about (and see) her perfect summer vacation spent visiting her family, eating flawless fruits and vegetables and baking the most beautiful red currant and almond tart. In the absence of a french holiday, I may have to give the tart a try.
And have you ever wondered what a meal at the infamous El Bulli is like? Adam at The Amateur Gourmet tells us about and shows us the extraordinary experience in extreme detail. I could only make it through the first 24 courses (and I was just viewing on a laptop), I can't imagine how he was able to eat all 30 of them!