What is this ’social kitchen’ I keep hearing about?

I always thought I had a social kitchen… cooking with friends where 20 of us always end up in my tiny kitchen, Sunday Supper’s in homage to my grandparents and my labor of love for friends and family, the quick pasta that gets whipped up when a friend stops by to visit… I’ve learned the social kitchen is oh so much more. Yes, it is about cooking and eating and friends but it is also about the kitchen as the social center of the home, where everyone comes together to not only eat but to engage with each other in many functions. Current use of the kitchen as a social center has evolved over time and been greatly influenced by changes within the family structure and that impact on daily life. Think turning on your oven remotely, while on the way home.