This book is the outgrowth of a demonstration kitchen the author, a well-known writer and lecturer on food and nutrition, developed in 1984. The emphasis is on changing traditional kitchen design to make this part of the house more user friendly, safer, better lighted, and energy efficient. Environmental concerns such as air quality and recycling wastes are stressed. Construction materials (counter tops, floor coverings), appliances (ovens, dishwashers), and energy sources (gas, electricity) are examined. Cabinet design, appliance location, and kitchen shape also are discussed. This book will be useful for those who want to be heavily involved in remodeling or planning a new kitchen.-- W.T. Johnston, formerly with Coastal Plain Regional Lib., Tifton, Ga.