A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from June 01, 2022
“God bless my little kitchen, I love its every nook…” ("My Kitchen Prayer")

A kitchen prayer has been printed on many images. Often titled “My Kitchen Prayer,” it has been cited in print since at least 1946.


Newspapers.com
30 June 1946, Mason City (IA) Globe-Gazette, pg. 10, col. 5:
A Kitchen Prayer
I understand that a Mason City housewife, Mrs. F. L. H., came back to her home to find the following appropriate prayer on the wall of the kitchen which had been remodeled during her absence:

God bless my little kitchen,
I love its every nook.

And bless me as I do my work,
Wash pots and pans and cook.

And may the meals that I prepare
Be seasoned from above.

With Thy great blessing and Thy Grace,
But most of all Thy love.

As we partake of earthly food
The table ‘fore us spread.

We’ll not forget to thank Thee, Lord,
Who gives us daily bread.

So bless my little kitchen, God,
And those who enter in.

May they find naught but joy and peace
And Happiness therein.


Newspapers.com
16 November 1950, Rutland (VT) Daily Herald, “Vermont Kitchen Corner” by Frances Fancher, pg. 12, col. 2:
Mrs. Street enclosed a prayer, which she received at the First National cooking school.

MY KITCHEN PRAYER
God bless my little kitchen,
I love its every nook,
And bless me as I do my work
Wash pots and pans and cook.

And may the meals that I prepare
Be seasoned from above,
With Thy great blessing and Thy grace
But most of all Thy love.

As we partake of earthly food
The table ‘fore us spread,
We’ll not forget to thank Thee, Lord,
Who gives us daily bread.

So bless my little kitchen, God,
And those who enter in,
May they find naught but joy and peace
And happiness therein.

Newspapers.com
4 August 1952, St. Petersburg (FL) Times, “The Woman’s Exchange,” pg. 17, col. 4:
MY KITCHEN PRAYER
“God bless my little kitchen,
I love its every nook.
And bless me as I do my work,
Wash pots and pans and cook.

“And may the meals that I prepare
Be seasoned from above
With Thy great blessing and Thy Grace,
But most of all Thy love.

“As we partake of earthly food,
The table ‘fore us spread,
We’ll not forget to thank Thee, Lord,
Who gives us daily bread.

“So bless my little kitchen, God,
And those who enter in,
May they find naught but joy and Peace
And happiness therein.”
By Sue Day
(Mrs. F. S. K., Clearwater)

Twitter
Liberal, Not Lefty
@liberalnotlefty
“God..
Bless my little kitchen
I love its every nook;
And bless me as I work,
Wash pots and pans and cook.
May the meals that I prepare
Be seasoned from above
With Thy blessings and Thy Grace,
But most of all Thy Love.” ❤️👩🏼‍🍳🙏🏻
12:20 AM · May 19, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Wednesday, June 01, 2022 • Permalink