The kitchen cracked me up because there was a statue of St. Martha, the patron saint of the kitchen. Actually, when I've looked this up it says housewives, but never mind.
There was also information provided about what sort of food was thought healthy for a person who was ill. I remember something about chicken and beef broth. Barley was apparently also considered good. The rationale about various 'humours' and the 'complexion' of foods was more than I cared to know.
I'm always astounded at how good a job the advertising industry has done of convincing a lot of people that cooking from scratch is laborious. Looking around this kitchen reminded me how good we have it these days.
|I love the spouts on those faucets!|