FOOD PREPARATION AREA

Post 550  by Gautam Shah

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Dolly Johnson, personal cook to President Benjamin Harrison, in the small white house kitchen 1890

The human abode is focussed on the position of food preparation area. Oxford’s dictionary defines the focus, (originally a Latin word), as the hearth. The hearth, food preparation and mother, designate a home. Food preparation is just a slot in a time schedule with a casual occupation in space. Its task utilities, though are sited everywhere in the dwelling. Food preparation and related utilities are continuously shifted to exploit the environment, social needs, fuel management, built form, etc. as available within and without the precinct of a dwelling. Food consumption has been diversely connected to the food preparation area, mainly due to the discomfort of emissions from fuels of the hearth and secondarily the changing pattern of social relationships. As the dining moved away, the kitchen began to be neglected. The kitchen was likened to a dungeon, an un-owned or non-personal space, managed by a retinue of servants. The quality of food and related services failed to impress the guests. Compared to this, the participatory kitchens of crafts’ person or farmers were lively spaces.

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Sudanese woman preparing traditional bread Kisra Wikipedia image by Mohamed Elfaith Hamadien

 Some Blog links on related topics:

FOOD PREPARATION SYSTEMS – I
https://interiordesignassist.wordpress.com/2014/10/14/food-preparation-systems-i/

FOOD PREPARATION SYSTEMS – II Kitchen and its place in the house
https://interiordesignassist.wordpress.com/2014/10/15/food-preparation-systems-ii/

FOOD PREPARATION SYSTEMS – III Kitchen and evolution of its Facilities
https://interiordesignassist.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/food-preparation-systems-iii/

FOOD PREPARATION SYSTEMS – IV Hearth and Kitchen
https://interiordesignassist.wordpress.com/2014/10/17/food-preparation-systems-iv/

FOOD PREPARATION SYSTEMS – V   (Kitchen Fire)
https://interiordesignassist.wordpress.com/2014/10/24/food-preparation-systems-v-kitchen-fire/

FOOD PREPARATION SYSTEMS – VI -Kitchen Design by Fires
https://interiordesignassist.wordpress.com/2014/11/19/food-preparation-systems-vi-kitchen-design-by-fires/

FOOD PREPARATION SYSTEMS – VII -Kitchen facilities and tasks
https://interiordesignassist.wordpress.com/2014/12/12/food-preparation-systems-vii-kitchen-facilities-and-tasks/

KITCHENS in DWELLINGS
https://interiordesignassist.wordpress.com/2015/01/21/kitchens-in-dwellings/

COOKING and DINING
https://interiordesignassist.wordpress.com/2015/03/12/cooking-and-dining/

KITCHEN and its shifting position
https://interiordesignassist.wordpress.com/2015/04/01/kitchen-and-its-shifting-position/

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Roasting, medieval illuminated manuscript (Tacuina santatis casanatensis 14th C.)

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