Pre Modern Kitchen

This outdoor kitchen that I found in Acapulco signifies endurance in so many ways.  Tolerance of the smoke in your eyes.  Patience as you attempted to control the cooking heat.  I wouldn’t trade my kitchen any day.  I found this kitchen to be fascinating yet archaic.

We stopped here as part of a swamp tour excursion that we took while in Acapulco, Mexico.  They actually cook and serve meals from the kitchen.  We only had a short visit so there was not enough time to sample the local cuisine from this restaurant.  I bet it would have been a treat to be remembered.

What's for Dinner

What’s for Dinner

We did have time to sample their home-brew of local mescal…  I didn’t partake but did take many photos as my friends indulged, screwing up their faces in grimace… which would be another fun post.

Weekly Photo Challenge – Endurance


  • the fact or power of enduring an unpleasant or difficult process or situation without giving way.
  • “she was close to the limit of her endurance”  – See the kitchen!
  • synonyms:  toleration, tolerance, sufferance, forbearance, patience, acceptance, resignation.
  • the capacity of something to last or to withstand wear and tear.

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Categories: Mexico, Photography


Lets talk about the two sides of me. I am a Gemini just so you know. The first side of me is the cooking and entertaining part. This is a major part of my life and I wouldn't be fulfilled without it. Of course, we all have to eat, but the main part of cooking for me is entertaining and sharing fun and flavorful foods with great friends. Dinner parties, happy hours and well, most anything to do with food is where I begin to enjoy. My other side, the artsy side is a craving for art, painting and photography. Maybe this is my Gemini left side of the brain?? Since starting to write a Blog I've picked back up what hubby calls my big ass camera and started carting it around again. He’s always afraid I will ask him to carry it. I keep thinking that when I retire (?#&*!!!) that I will have time to read all the photography books in my library and become a superb photographer. Wishful thinking.


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7 Comments on “Pre Modern Kitchen”

  1. September 29, 2014 at 5:19 pm #

    Wow! I can barely cook on my gas range. Would have absolutely NO idea what to do with this one 😉

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    • September 29, 2014 at 7:28 pm #

      I would definitely have a challenge in that kitchen too.


  2. September 21, 2014 at 4:26 pm #

    I’m impressed that they can still use them. They burn wood, right? I’d totally give it a whirl if I had a chance, but like you, I wouldn’t give up my kitchen either. Cleaning my kitchen? I’d happily outsource that. 🙂


  3. September 21, 2014 at 3:22 pm #

    🙂 Not so dissimilar to the outdoor kitchens that are so in vogue in vacation homes these days LOL!

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    • September 21, 2014 at 3:28 pm #

      I have learned to bake Chicken Burritos Enchilada style using an older Weber grill at my cabin. Even after finishing the cabin and having a great stove/oven I still find myself at the grill most every night. 😀


  4. September 21, 2014 at 2:04 pm #

    It is a common cooking method in remote villages in Pakistan where gas is not available.

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    • September 21, 2014 at 2:35 pm #

      Thanks for sharing your insight into cooking methods in other countries. I am sure there are areas also in the US where this type of cooking is done too. It still must be difficult to control the heat but as with most anything, you learn how to make it work.


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