12 Sep '17, 7pm

Small fridges don't make good cities; it's more accurate to say that good cities make small fridges.

Small fridges don't make good cities; it's more accurate to say that good cities make small fridges.

For about a decade I have been quoting architect Donald Chong’s line that small fridges make good cities ; people who have them are out in their community every day, buy what is seasonal and fresh, buy as much as they need, responding to the marketplace, the baker, vegetable store and neighbourhood vendor. In Europe, most people have small fridges, mostly 24 inches wide. In America, they are often twice that. Meanwhile, writing on the Kitchn website , Dana McMahan describes how she lived with a small fridge in Paris and loved the experience. How magical to store some rosé, a bit of charcuterie, a little fruit, some macarons, those delicious French yogurts, some water (even the water tastes better there!), and to have just a little bit of space still available. Opening that tiny fridge made me happy. © Dana McMahan via Kitchn So she went out and bought one for her home in t...

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