When the kitchen is not just a place for opening cans or tearing the tops of boxes, it offers the thrill of creation which is shared with poets and sculptors painters and musicians when one is inspired to cook a new dish. This is the essential spirit of Kitchen Poems... an experience, an exploration of the sublime in the unlikely terrain of routine. Kitchen Poems is a solo performance of Dhiruben Patel’s poems, strung together to take audiences on a journey through a woman’s changing perspectives of life as she journeys on from childhood to old age with her life in the kitchen. She talks of the world outside her home, of progress, of technology and of forgotten times and times to come too. Of 100 poems 60 plus poems are performed as a theatrical piece by actor and director Padmavati Rao.