- from Colonial America
Colonial Americans were homebodies. There were few things to take them away from home: no movies or malls.
So the home was the center of family activity. And the center of the home was the kitchen, the busiest and warmest room in the house. The kitchen centered around a large fireplace used for cooking and heat. Of course, colonial kitchens varied from colony to colony and time to time. 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.