Sunday, January 23, 2011
Must haves: Butler's Pantry
Traditionally, a butler's pantry was used for storage, cleaning and counting of silver; European butlers often slept in the pantry, as their job was to keep the silver under lock and key. The wine log and merchant's account books may also have been kept in there. The room would be used by the butler and other domestic staff; it is often called a butler's pantry even in households where there is no butler.
How come you don't often find butler pantries in modern homes? When/ if I ever purchase a home it will have to have a butlers pantry or room to renovate and add one. I think they make the kitchen seem cleaner. And Id probably add the fridge an food pantry to it.