Are common kitchens touchstone of a joint family system?We often talk about the joint family system and its disintegration in modern times. In joint families, three-four generations live together. They have a common kitchen and cook meals for the entire family. The family's women take responsibility for the kitchen together by supporting and helping each other. They eat meals together and update each other about the day's happenings during meal time. They share their happiness and sorrows.
Is it possible to have a joint family without having a common kitchen for all? I think it is not. Separating the kitchen is the first symptom of the disintegration of the joint families.
What are your observations and comments in this regard? Are common kitchens touchstone of a joint family system?