Blending the philosophy of the heart of The Kitchen in everything we do brings out clarity, joy, expression and creativity, igniting your inner fire to keep you hearth burning brightly, continuing to nurture your true self. When you truly know how to nourish yourself is how you are able to nourish others.
This Kitchen is the alchemist lab in which the most important ingredient is a willingly benevolent state of mind that can transform any dish into truly nurturing food for mind and body.
Our philosophy is inspired by Buddhist teachings, Roxana's purpose is working for peace by making the world happy one person at a time. Inner transformation are the real changes she wants to see in the world that can be achieved at the micro level. If you want to change the world, all you need to do is change yourself. When you align yourself with your purpose you naturally feel happier and at peace. You become an example, you unconsciously inspire others to follow their own true calling. Once we are connected with our purpose we are naturally joyful, compassionate and have a much more positive effect on others.
Everyone wants to change the world, but very few are prepared to change themselves. At The Kitchen we provide guidance through our unique processes with film, making changing yourself easier, less painful or scary, and a tremendous amount of fun!
Changing yourself is about revealing the heavenly desserts that were inside you all along.
In ancient Greece Hestia and Hermes were equal sides to the same coin. The former representing the hearth, the latter the herm. The boundary-marking herm defines the space in which the hearth, the fire within, is hosted and nurtured. And one cannot exist, or fulfil its use, without the other.
The symbolism of the hearth has many uses in history: it is the symbol of the root of the city and the community - the family, or tribe. Unlike the herm, with its visible pillar structure, a masculine force that supports the external standing of buildings and institutions, the hearth primarily is the inconspicuous heart and soul of an evolved and conscious society. Therefore, it is more difficult to see it as an exclusively female energy.
Certainly, the hearth of the home was generally the place of the woman in the past, and just as Hestia remained by her fire when the other Olympians left to wander Earth, the woman was traditionally expected to remain in the home while her husband fights battles, does politics and goes "outside”.
However, family dynamics are not the only symbolism of the hearth. The feminine power of the hearth is significantly (and un-wisely) diminished when it is the centre of a state residing in a city hall, since that was a place where women rarely went due strong patriarchal politics. Hestia had power there, indeed she was meant to have it, but that power did not transfer to other women. Until now.
The Kitchen’s mission is to re-establish and sustain Hestia’s original influence and power - wisely valued in ancient mythology - for the benefit of human society.
"The modern kitchen has become a model workshop, a chemical laboratory.... it is the best designed and most rationalised room of the modern house." (Karel Teige)