- from Colonial America
Colonial Americans were homebodies. There weren’t many things to get them out of their homes: no movies or malls.
So the home was the center of family activity. And the center of the home was the kitchen. It was the busiest and warmest room. That’s because it had a large fireplace. This was used for both cooking and heat. Of course, there were differences in colonial kitchens from colony to colony and from time to time. So pull up a bench. Make yourself comfortable by the hearth. And watch the goings-on in a colonial kitchen. You’re in for a good meal, too: goose, potatoes, and cornbread.