By ggfp. Kitchen. At Thursday, March 08th 2018, 05:26:02 AM.
A kitchen is a place in a house which has undergone a great deal of evolution in the history of housing and kitchen development. This ranges from the ancient open kitchens which had no means to freeze or thaw already cooked food. At that time food preparation started from scratch and food was cooked raw ingredients. It was before the mid-twentieth century that the concept of kitchen remodeling arose and it led to the development of more sophisticated, covered and equipped kitchens. This development also gave rise to the concept of precooked meals. It also changed the cooking styles and priorities of many people all around the world.
In fact, in medieval ages, peasants did not have their own kitchens. Public kitchens were used and only the rich or wealthy had their own kitchen, usually with a cook. It is a world so far removed from our modern way of life, and so fascinating. Cooking was mostly done over an open fire and was obviously a much lengthier and harder process than we are used to today. Fires were used to keep warm and to cook and food was obviously very basic. But even our earliest ancestors enjoyed sharing a meal with others and it has always been considered a social event, even in the early days of mankind.
Until a few years ago, modernizing a kitchen meant purchasing a new refrigerator, range, a combination sink and painting the kitchen in a bright, shiny white. We have come a long way in only a few years. The most striking aspect of the contemporary kitchen is its color. White has been displaced by more sophisticated colors. Counter space has been increased. Storage has been engineered to provide maximum use of all available space. Everything is within easy reach. Today's kitchen blends into the home. It is not a room apart, but a part of the home's living area.