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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-14-06 10:00 PM
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1. What's old is new .........
In centuries past, the heart of the home was the hearth. Cooking and socializing was done there.

Then along came servents and even if one didn't have servents, one still hid one's kitchen .... effectively sentencing the houshold cook (usually the wife) to banishment from social discourse.

Eat-in kitchens followed. Family interaction (with the houshold slave - aka wife) was now possible, but this wasn't a space one used to entertain 'company'.

Enter the 1970's 'great room' concept. The kitchen was usually next to it and often looked into it. A closer conenction to 'company', but still with a separation.

And today ..... the high tech version of the hearth. Which you described.

What's old is once again new.

(And that wood fired oven ..... ? That's my number one dream appliance, too. Ours may get built in our backyard. The plans are drawn and its still on the radar, but lower in priority than some other projects still undone.)
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  -Dream kitchen Tab  Jan-14-06 09:43 PM   #0 
  - What's old is new .........  Husb2Sparkly   Jan-14-06 10:00 PM   #1 
  - Here's a question you may be able to answer  The empressof all   Jan-14-06 10:17 PM   #2 
     - Sure, why not?  Tab   Jan-14-06 10:44 PM   #4 
     - Here's another link for a wood oven .........  Husb2Sparkly   Jan-14-06 11:39 PM   #5 
        - I'll vouch for the Forno Bravo one  Tab   Jan-15-06 09:13 PM   #8 
           - The idea of wood smoke flavor is more real than the fact ........  Husb2Sparkly   Jan-15-06 10:38 PM   #10 
  - i got a chance 20 years ago to build my dream kitchen from scratch  AZDemDist6   Jan-14-06 10:25 PM   #3 
  - My dream kitchen might have been my last kitchen.  wildeyed   Jan-15-06 07:46 AM   #6 
  - I don't know when I will build my dream kitchen  Tab   Jan-15-06 09:06 PM   #7 
  - The kitchen I had that worked the best  Warpy   Jan-15-06 10:04 PM   #9 
  - LOL i'll take function over form anyday  AZDemDist6   Jan-15-06 10:51 PM   #11 
  - Well since I am never moving again  BamaGirl   Jan-16-06 02:05 AM   #12 
  - Mine would start with an internet appliance built into a wall  politicat   Jan-16-06 09:51 PM   #13 
  - A genuine pantry, to start...  Dora   Jan-16-06 10:20 PM   #14 
  - Ooooohhh. Very nice. Mine:  EstimatedProphet   Jan-18-06 07:57 PM   #15 
  - planning to convert/do over my 1960's kitchen this year  yellowdogintexas   Feb-03-06 09:42 PM   #16 
  - you know, I have a fine kitchen, although it's not special in any way....  mike_c   Feb-03-06 10:14 PM   #17 
  - That center table makes all the difference  Warpy   Feb-04-06 08:19 AM   #18 
  - I agree-- the difference in table height is often nice...  mike_c   Feb-04-06 01:05 PM   #19 
  - That sounds like a perfect kitchen .......  Husb2Sparkly   Feb-04-06 04:38 PM   #20 
     - the house was built before WWI-- I've been told 1904...  mike_c   Feb-04-06 06:26 PM   #23 
  - Let Me See, Let Me See  Crisco   Feb-04-06 05:13 PM   #21 
  - My idea of the ideal kitchen would be one with a fireplace  Old Broad   Feb-04-06 05:50 PM   #22 

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