For the vast majority of American families, the kitchen is the center of the home. When you think about it this makes sense. It’s where we start our day, prepare our food, often eat our food, and for many of us where we end our day.
It’s often where kids do their homework while Mom or Dad prepares dinner.
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The reasons for this is part historical and part modern.
Kitchens of Antiquity
The historical aspect of this is once upon a time (I’ll go as far back as medieval times) most families lived in one room dwellings and there was no such thing as central heating. The one room where the family cooked, ate, slept, etc was heating by the one fire that provided both heat for the home and heat for cooking.
As the various parts of the world prospered and it was now possible to cook and eat in one room while sleeping in another, there still was no such thing as central heating, so bedrooms were where you went to sleep, and when you woke up you went back to the kitchen where the fire was kept.
Even in our modern age, this basic pattern of the kitchen as the center of our homes has stayed with us. Maybe it’s hard wired into us, maybe it’s because kitchens are where the food is, but in most homes, we spend a lot of our time in our kitchens.
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