• WordNet 3.6
    • n Kitchener British field marshal (1850-1916)
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Sally hanging a sock on a line in the kitchen Sally hanging a sock on a line in the kitchen
If you'll believe me, Christopher Columbus Allen walked right into our kitchen If you'll believe me, Christopher Columbus Allen walked right into our kitchen
The interior of a small Jamestown house, about 1650. Although the painting is conjectural, many items shown—pottery, glassware, fireplace tools, and kitchen accessories—were unearthed on this historic island. (Painting by Sidney E. King.) The interior of a small Jamestown house, about 1650. Although the painting is conjectural, many items shown—pottery,...
A few kitchen utensils and accessories excavated at Jamestown: a ladle, brass pan, knife blades, fork, kettle fragments, spout, colander fragments, and pot hooks A few kitchen utensils and accessories excavated at Jamestown: a ladle, brass pan, knife blades, fork, kettle...
Kitchen Table Kitchen Table
Kitchen Range and Kitchen Chair Kitchen Range and Kitchen Chair

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the United States, 80% of households have oatmeal in their kitchen
    • n Kitchener A kitchen servant; a cook.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: By 1850, the manual coffee grinder found its way to most upper middle class kitchens of the U.S.
    • n Kitchener A person employed in a kitchen; the superintendent of a kitchen; a kitchen-purveyor.
    • n Kitchener An economical or elaborated cooking-stove or other culinary appliance. Specifically— A special form of stove adapted for cooking, fitted with dampers, and combining ovens, plate-warmers, devices for heating a supply of water, and often many other contrivances.
    • n Kitchener A name given to ancient utensils of bronze, such as those found at Pompeii, in which water could be heated and various dishes kept hot at slight expense of fuel. The Naples Museum contains some very elaborate specimens.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Coffee Recipe from: 'Kitchen Directory and American Housewife' (1844)
    • Kitchener a person employed in the kitchen: a cooking-stove
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  • Rodney Dangerfield
    Rodney Dangerfield
    “I'm at the age where food has taken the place of sex in my life. In fact, I've just had a mirror put over my kitchen table.”
  • Charles Bukowski
    Charles Bukowski
    “Show me a man who lives alone and has a perpetually clean kitchen, and 8 times out of 9 I'll show you a man with detestable spiritual qualities.”
  • Harry S Truman
    “If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.”
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    “In large states public education will always be mediocre, for the same reason that in large kitchens the cooking is usually bad.”
  • Kin Hubbard
    “A lot of Thanksgiving days have been ruined by not carving the turkey in the kitchen.”
  • Charles Buck
    Charles Buck
    “Their kitchen is their shrine, the cook their priest, the table their altar, and their belly their god.”


Everything but the kitchen sink - If people include everything but the kitchen sink, they include every possibility, regardless of whether they are useful.
If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen - Originally a Harry S. Truman quote, this means that if you can't take the pressure, then you should remove yourself from the situation.
Kitchen-sink - (UK) Kitchen-sink drama deals with ordinary people's lives.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. cicen; Ger. küche, Fr. cuisine, all from L. coquinacoquĕre, to cook.


In literature:

It would seem queer enough now to attend to one's toilet in the corner of the kitchen, but it was quite customary then.
"A Little Girl in Old Boston" by Amanda Millie Douglas
It's on the kitchen table.
"Moor Fires" by E. H. (Emily Hilda) Young
After dumping the kitchen slops into the pot, Barney hiked back across the yard to get the two pails of bad milk.
"Make Mine Homogenized" by Rick Raphael
A party of cooks, with a travelling kitchen, followed B Company.
"Our Casualty And Other Stories" by James Owen Hannay, AKA George A. Birmingham
I looked into the kitchen, where my little maid-servant was preparing my evening meal.
"The Lowest Rung" by Mary Cholmondeley
A change had also taken place in the Barber kitchen.
"The Rich Little Poor Boy" by Eleanor Gates
It seemed dismal company for the kitchen cat.
"The Kitchen Cat and Other Stories" by Amy Walton
There was a light in the kitchen.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
From her kitchen window Alexina could see brisk preparations going on in the Tracy kitchen.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
The minute I went there the other night I took in that kitchen with a look.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922" by Lucy Maud Montgomery

In poetry:

Night's sable clouds had half the globe o'erspread,
And silence reign'd, and folks were gone to bed;
When love, which gentle sleep can ne'er inspire,
Had seated Damon by the kitchen fire.
"Colemira. A Culinary Eclogue" by William Shenstone
And little children in prison,
And yonder, yonder through the mist,
Do I see there a woman, dying at the door of a kitchen,
Or a Sister of Charity shelling peas at the bedside of a dying patient?
"The Soul" by Maurice Polydore-Marie-Bernard Maeterlinck
And I'll take
my painting shirt
washed over and over of course
spotted with every yellow kitchen I've painted.
God, you don't mind if I bring all my kitchens?
They hold the family laughter and the soup.
"Clothes" by Anne Sexton
Sister Elisabeth edged away
From what her companion had to say,
For Sister Marthe saw the world in little,
She weighed every grain and recorded each tittle.
She did plain stitching
And worked in the kitchen.
"The Book Of Hours Of Sister Clotilde" by Amy Lowell
And if ever a house was tidy, and ever a kitchen clean,
Her house and kitchen was tidy as any I ever seen;
And I don't complain of Betsey, or any of her acts,
Exceptin' when we've quarreled, and told each other facts.
"Betsey And I Are Out" by William McKendree Carleton
The likes of us a-livin' here! It's jest a mortal pity
To see us in this great big house, with cyarpets on the stairs,
And the pump right in the kitchen! And the city! City! City
And nothin' but the city all around us ever'wheres!
"Griggsby's Station" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

Chef Susan Feniger is a culinary pioneer who helped set the table for other women so they could break the glass ceiling in the kitchen - just as she did.
But at James Toland's West Town restaurant, it's really the kitchen that rocks.
I am building a set of kitchen cabinets from black walnut .
The kitchen mishap that sent Paula Deen and Oprah ducking for cover.
Food Network star Paula Deen has a kitchen mishap that sends both her and Oprah ducking for cover.
Blowtorches have many uses in the kitchen, and you don't have to be a professional chef or a plumber to use one.
Christopher's Kitchen: Blue Cheese Vinaigrette.
Munch goes to Bluebird Kitchen.
Bluebird Kitchen is at 221 Forbes Ave, Downtown.
These units are probably the best appliance in the kitchen for braising meats.
Kyong Agapiou, Kitchen Designer Specialist for Bender Showrooms, was in the studio to tell us about the various materials and latest trends in kitchen remodeling and to share some tried and true tips to making the right choices.
The catering program uses the nearby Wynhoven kitchen, but until about two months ago, kitchen space was shared between the restaurant and catering operations at the Cafe Hope site.
The year couldn't have started better for the interior and kitchen industry, according to the organizers of Imm Cologne , Germany's annual furniture fair, and the Living Kitchen exhibit.
KITCHEN & BATH TRENDS: This just in from the National Kitchen & Bath Association.
The kitchen manager at the new White Swan BBQ, Fish & More likes his anonymity, but he has worked in more kitchens and opened more restaurants than I can count over the past 35 years or so.

In science:

This is the “kitchen sink” approach, trying to combine all the ingredients in all possible ways.
Guaranteeing the diversity of number generators
One sample is made at ambient conditions in less than 10 minutes. By using this technique, one can fabricate spintronic devices, literally, on a kitchen table.
Template nanowires for spintronics applications: nanomagnet microwave resonators functioning in zero applied magnetic field
For example, the internal smart home space includes living room, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, etc. So, the mission of the simulator is to implement all of those.
Development of a Context Aware Virtual Smart Home Simulator
Surround environmental sourcesReal/Virtual WeatherInternal Smart Home EnvironmentVirtual Home AppliancesSensor fusionSub environment(living room)Sub environment(bedroom)Sub environment(bathroom)Sub environment(kitchen) integrated debugger and a forms designer.
Development of a Context Aware Virtual Smart Home Simulator
This has lead to the development of what can best be described as “everything but the kitchen sink” MCMC algorithms that combine a wide variety of techniques, such as parallel tempering, differential evolution, delayed rejection, mode hopping proposals and local diagonalization of the covariance matrix.
Gravitational Wave Astronomy: Needle in a Haystack