Herd attraction: Why Gerda against the tears helped

It all comes back, could think of the stone-age tribe, if at a Party, once again, the kitchen is the most popular place is. We do not have perched have always b

Herd attraction: Why Gerda against the tears helped

It all comes back, could think of the stone-age tribe, if at a Party, once again, the kitchen is the most popular place is. We do not have perched have always been all around the fire? Of course, there were fine stands, in whose palaces and villas had to run all the activities of home invisible. But the kitchen is a special place. The word gimmick, which gives the current special exhibition at the Hesse Park its name, you could also take literally: "herd attraction".

Bernhard Biener

correspondent of the Rhein-Main-Zeitung for the high Taunus district.

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The Show was created in collaboration with partners of the Hesse Park under the auspices of the domäne Dahlem in Berlin, and is dedicated to the cultural and historical importance of the kitchen and cooking. The basic need after food intake, so it shows of the tour, has added the modern man soon to requirements, with two slightly old-fashioned words to describe: easy to digest and tasty.

"example of efficiency and the art of engineering":

The technology plays a wide role. The boiler hook ensures that over the open fire nothing burns. In the 19th century. Century, widely used in the small iron stove with a built-in oven. He offers, with its various ring operations, the opportunity to cook at the same time, in different sized pots. This opens up the opportunity for greater choice and sophistication. But he is not referred to as "stove", but also "kitchen machine". It is a principle suggests, for the many exhibits of the Show are: the Ideal of the high art of cooking is to be achieved with as little effort as possible. At the end of the development of the simultaneous Boom of cooking shows and Almost is well-Food Restaurants.

As a "model for efficiency and the art of engineering" shall not lack the mention of the from 1926 to the resulting Frankfurt kitchen. With scientific meticulousness, the times for the various processes and paths were measured with the stopwatch. Nostalgic memories in Older well-fitted kitchen from 1960 with your Cabinet surfaces in pale yellow, pale blue and pale pink. Overview the Ideal is, while the older kitchen promises to be the closet, with its many Flaps, and thrust shops rather unexpected discoveries. Anyway, for those who do not use them everyday.

Clearly, who is standing in the kitchen

Not only the listening stations, where young and older people tell, what is the meaning of the kitchen for you, or how your dream kitchen would look like, draw the eye to the sociological side of the action at the stove. "The greatest treasure for a man is a woman who can cook", is on a parade of cloth. Such embroidered cloths were popular as Wall decoration. Hard to imagine, in today's time. And yet, on the first floor in a modern variant. "Think global, eat local" is the name of the of gender stereotypes-exempt motto of the 21st century. Century.

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On the question of who is in the kitchen or stand, even the kitchen helper has a clear answer. You will find under the roof of the Inside of a modern-built exhibition barn. There is the onion chopper "Gerda" or from the twenties-born agitator "woman's pride" are. The wooden end looks like an outright threat. His Name makes around 1950, arrived on the market, "Schneidboy" an exception. That sounds almost erotic, and fits to a curved, hand-flattering shape. A design model of the classic fender or the wheel on the rigid chassis of older aircraft, however, is clear. Instead of a tire, a roller with five stainless steel rotates under the white plastic blade, add the onions, herbs or cabbage cut in strips.

Updated Date: 19 July 2020, 11:20

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