It does kinda bug me, I always thought it was his home, even if he was way too tall for it. My spouse loves his pantry, all those mason jars filled with everything you could possibly want. And, he's right on the water too.
I just "discovered" this on the Discovery Home channel a few months ago and have been recording all the episodes along with Kylie Kwong's shows.
Wow, I was totally taken- I figured it was his actual house.... no big deal though.
I loved that pantry idea so much that a couple weeks ago I took all my plastic baggies of bulk grains and spices and transferred them to all the old glass mason jars I'd been saving.
Rachel's spiel totally drives me insane but he doesn't bother me at all. I love the "no recipe" approach. It's a lot like the way I really cook.