The Victorian Kitchen
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What do you think, ladies (and even Gents)?  Ever dreamed of having a Victorian kitchen? ;) 
I thought this article was fascinating! We live in an old farm house ( built circa 1858) and our kitchen follows the Victorian orientation of inward, versus outward.( -It's a pretty large room, and I have a big square pub table in the center, where most all of my meal prep work is done. Sure makes it easier to have the kids cooking with me!)

Here's an excerpt from the article:

Quote:Today's kitchens are outwardly oriented. The center of the room is open. Working surfaces are arranged along the perimeter of the kitchen in the form of countertops. The cook moves from work area to work area on what the military calls "interior lines". It is efficient but it is not Victorian.

The orientation of Victorian kitchens was just the opposite. The primary work surface was in the center of the kitchen — usually a large, heavy and sturdy table. The perimeter of the room held storage furniture, the cooking stove and the sink. A wide work aisle allowed access to the central work table from all sides. Movement around the kitchen is on "exterior lines". The chief advantage of this type of arrangement is that multiple cooks can work at the same time without getting in each other's way. The Victorian kitchen was almost inevitably a multi-cook kitchen.

And here's the rest:

http://starcraftcustombuilders.com/Archi...itchen.htm?
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The Victorian Kitchen - by TheQueenMother - 01-25-2019, 01:31 PM
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