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In early days before electricity, the kitchen was always a separate building. This was because they had to use fire to cook with, and if the kitchen caught fire, they didn't want the whole house to burn down. Also, in the southern US, it gets pretty hot, so the kitchen is separate to avoid heating up the whole house like an oven.

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