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Why always the kitchen party?

Posted by Jim Carfrae on January 7, 2010

A few of us were in a kitchen on New Year’s Eve when someone asked why we always seem to end up there.  Trust Duncan and Natasha, the Maritimers, to have some great insight.  It has long been said that the kitchen party was invented in the Maritimes invented, but the truth is it was the only room in the house other than the bedroom.  Their thoughts:

  • The kitchen is often the biggest room in the house, it certainly was in past days
  • It was the warmest room in the house, sometimes the only warm room in the freezing winter.
  • It is closest to the food
  • It is closest to the drinks
  • And even when there are other large, warm and well stocked rooms; the kitchen has an informality that makes sharing more fun.

I have no idea whether the kitchen party is the norm around the world, but think it is likely the place where friends everywhere are most comfortable.

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