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Kitchen
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1. Concept

The term “kitchen” (German Küche, French cuisine) primarily denotes a place in a building or residence, and so on, where food is prepared (also farmhouse kitchen, field kitchen, etc.). The French cuisine is used in English in a figurative sense to denote regional, national, or socially specific preferences in the selection and preparation of food (e.g. Italian cuisine, fusion cuisine; Food). The heart of the kitchen was the hearth or fireplace, and “c…

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Krug-Richter, Barbara, “Kitchen”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 14 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_022834>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190124



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