The Evolution of the American Kitchen

Right: The kitchen at 303 East 149th Street in the Bronx in 1912. Photo: Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine; Courtesy Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division

Nancy Carlisle, author of America’s Kitchens, will visit the Brooklyn Kitchen on Saturday at 1 p.m. to talk about, well, kitchens. The book spans New England hearths and Spanish colonial kitchens in the Southwest, with lots of photos and illustrations. In addition to various kitchen layouts and uses, the book covers the evolution of food technology and how that changed the life of the average American wife cook. Proprietor Harry Rosenblum will display some items from the “Brooklyn Kitchen Tool Musuem,” but bring your own mystery implement if you’re looking for an expert I.D.