The dining room in the traditional sense is a room for ceremonial dinners of a large family and treats for guests. Long ago, in wealthy homes, the places where food was prepared and taken were separated from each other by a fairly large distance. This was very convenient in the presence of servants, but in modern apartments and houses such a distance from the kitchen and dining room is sometimes difficult, and sometimes not necessary.
Nowadays, the dining room (or rather, just a dining table with chairs) is usually located right in the kitchen, and the hostess does not have to travel any distance to set the table and serve the prepared dishes. Continue reading