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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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