The Cookhouse Project with Hampton Major Appliances
The are few places in the home that can be as functional, social, and creative as the kitchen. As a child I can recall the smell of bread baking in the warm kitchen, my mother kneading dough and sprinkling herbs. Later memories include family or friends standing around the kitchen island, wide varieties of snacks displayed, while delicious smells wafted from sizzling pans on the stove and out of the oven.
My family loved to entertain and, very often, the house was filled with guests. Both parents could be seen flitting from one appliance to another, Dad laying out appetizers and making drinks, Mom preparing home-made pasta, all while friends and family milled about and socialized. It was a beautiful way to grow up and those experiences laid the ground work for what I would eventually believe the kitchen could and should represent in our homes.
No longer an area of isolation, the kitchen has become a place where people can hang out, the chef can be viewed, and the process of creating your meal is on display. We are becoming increasingly interested in viewing things that were once hidden for reasons of propriety. Open kitchens in restaurants are becoming more and more common, so why should the kitchen in your home be any different? The era of a strictly utilitarian kitchen is over. As we invite guests into our kitchens, our kitchens must become inviting, too. Each year our kitchen appliances become easier to use and more beautiful. These are exciting times for your kitchen!
I am excited to welcome you to The Cookhouse Project, where you can expect to learn more about the products you already own and research the products that are just becoming available.