Kitchen Capers

The kitchen is one of the rooms that can teach us so much history. In Downton Abbey, it was huge and well equipped, but downstairs. 

The shifting mores of wild eating is traced in this text covering changes in early modern French cuisine and cookbooks.

In the Thompson House in Carbondale, the kitchen is on the back side and quite small, as they were in early American farmhouses. 

Proximity to outdoors is important– bringing supplies in and taking a hot pot out. In fact in the Middle Ages outdoor kitchens were the norm. Learn about Medieval Kitchens here

Alfred Hitchcock once said “Happines is a small house with a big kitchen.”  

The kitchen is the most important room because of the way that cooking and eating brings us together. 

Somewhere along the line men got whiff of what was going on in this room–its the zone of secret ingredients and seasonings, the scene of dancing, talking, cooking, eating and experimentation. 

Who isn’t immediately brought to everything wonderful about a kitchen when they read In the Night Kitchen?  

Its a workshop for creativity with dangerous knives and delicious aromas. Feeding people is a love language.  

To see food as a way the past comes into the present, all you have to do is watch “Like Water for Chocolate”. 

It’s the scene of sensuality, it’s a ritual of family ties, it’s about desire and satiation. The kitchen, what a wonderful room. 

In modern times, it’s a place we can think about the slow food movement, how we can join community supported agriculture.  

It’s a place where we can turn our fridge into a super fridge, as suggested by BJ Fogg.

See the latest kitchen trends here. 

Read more about luxury kitchen design trends here

Finally, get some ideas about luxury kitchen design here

Invite me over, we’ll sit around the kitchen, I’ll show you a valuation of your current home and we’ll make a plan to sell it to get you into your next kitchen.  When it comes to a successful real estate transaction I have the recipe, and all the secret ingredients. 

Check out my pre listing guide here. 

The songs I chose to go with this post include a cover of Steve Miller’s by Ben Lewis and Matt Wills.  I love the walking bluesy-ness.

Lee Brice sings Songs in the Kitchen 

Perhaps there never was a better ode to food than Zac Brown band’s Chicken Fried