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A new way to see your kitchen

February 16, 2009

“My kitchen is a mystical place,
a kind of temple for me.
It is a place where the sounds and odors
carry meaning that transfers from the past
and bridges to the future.”

Pearl Bailey
American singer
(1918-1986)

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3 comments

  1. Oh, Cindy, I love quotes about kitchens as spiritual places. This is going into my day book, right now! Cooking, to me, is one of the highest creative acts anyone can do. I feel nurtured just working in my kitchen, which is why it’s the toughest room to remodel. Thanks for this lovely quote, which says it all.


  2. Cindy, I think there’s a good reason why guests like to hang out with the host in the kitchen. It’s like that old saying, “No matter where I serve my guests, they always like my kitchen best.”

    I think there’s also a very primal connection we experience if we smell a favorite food cooking. And if we remember a loved one by cooking his or her recipe, I feel that, in a way, we make that person present for us again.


  3. My kitchen/eating area is at the front of our rambler house and has a big picture window. Thus, when you walk or drive by at night, you get a snapshot of the hustle and bustle of our life. I’m always comforted by this view when I return to my house.

    Nice quote, Cindy!



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