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

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Entry from March 30, 2010

A “kitchenista” is someone who loves to be in the kitchen. The term uses the same derivative ending (”-ista”) as the popular term “fashionista” from the 1990s; “-ista” is a Spanish ending, popularized by “Sandinista” in Nicaragua.
“Kitchenista” is cited in print since at least 2001. Similar to the word “kitchenista” is the name “Chichen Itza,” a famous Mayan site in Mexico. 
Wikipedia: Sandinista National Liberation Front
The Sandinista National Liberation Front (Spanish: Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional, or FSLN) is a socialist political party in Nicaragua. Its members are called Sandinistas in both English and Spanish. The party is named after Augusto César Sandino who led the Nicaraguan resistance against the United States occupation of Nicaragua in the 1930s.
Wikipedia: Chichen Itza
Chichen Itza (pronounced /tʃiːˈtʃɛn iːˈtsɑː/; from Yucatec Maya: Chi’ch’èen Ìitsha’, “At the mouth of the well of the Itza”) is a large pre-Columbian archaeological site built by the Maya civilization located in the northern center of the Yucatán Peninsula, in the Yucatán state, present-day Mexico.
Merriam-Webster’s Online Dictionary
Main Entry: fash·ion·is·ta
Pronunciation: \ˌfa-shə-ˈnēs-tə\
Function: noun
Etymology: fashion + -ista (as in Sandinista)
Date: 1993
: a designer, promoter, or follower of the latest fashions
21 March 2001, Buffalo (NY) News, “From Cookware to Cabinets, Color Comes to the Kitchen” by Susan Martin:
And hip kitchenistas with a craving for style can’t resist this stuff.
Raw Food Talk
07-28-2005, 07:29 PM
Lauri’s recipe trauma/experiences…
Disclaimer: I am not a kitchenista, so therefore, please attribute my frustration/ineptness to that, vs frustration w/the particular author of any recipe.
The Kitchenista
It’s probably best to start at the beginning.
Published on January 21, 2009 in not food.
So, let me do a little introduction here and then we’ll get to the rest of it.
Kraft Pays ‘Kitchenista’ Bloggers To Spread Word On Velveeta 
Promo, Friday, October 2, 2009, 10:49 AM
Five popular bloggers known as Kitchenistas are spreading the word about Kraft’ Velveeta by offering recipes, menu planning and other mealtime tips that revolve around the processed loafs, Patricia Odell reports. In addition, visitors to VelveetaKitchenistas.com can leave a comment for a chance to win a $75 prize package that includes a Velveeta cookbook. 
New York (NY) Post
The kitchen is my closet
Meet the kitchenistas — New Yorkers who store their clothes in ovens and fridges

Posted: 1:38 AM, March 30, 2010
After a hard night on her feet as the manager of a busy downtown restaurant, Bari Musacchio heads to her NoLIta studio apartment, hangs up her coat, takes off her shoes — and puts them in her refrigerator.
“I have one closet, and things were overflowing, so I started putting shoes in the fridge,” says the fashionable 26-year-old, whose wardrobe is heavy on the black and consists mostly of skinny jeans and blazers.
“And then I moved on to my cabinets, where I now store my seasonal clothes — sweaters in the summer, T-shirts in the winter.”
Musacchio is not alone. Once a New York urban legend — like crocodiles in the sewers or the rent-controlled apartment with a view — people who store sweaters in their ovens do actually exist.
Goods and Services IC 035. US 100 101 102. G & S: Computerized on-line retail store services in the field of cooking tools and equipment, pantry, food, merchandising, cooking classes
IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: Education services, namely, providing courses of instruction in the fields of cooking and distribution of course material in connection therewith
IC 043. US 100 101. G & S: Providing an online computer database to consumers concerning recipes, ingredients and cooking information
Design Search Code 29.01.07 - Inconspicuous designs functioning as punctuation or parts of letters; Small, inconspicuous design elements functioning as punctuation or parts of letters
Serial Number 77912627
Filing Date January 15, 2010
Current Filing Basis 1B
Original Filing Basis 1B
Owner (APPLICANT) Kitchenista LLC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY NEW YORK Apt. 10G 270 Park Avenue South New York NEW YORK 10010
Attorney of Record Lance G. Harris
Description of Mark The color(s) blu, orange, yellow green, white is/are claimed as a feature of the mark. The mark consists of two blue words: article “The” and “Kitchenista” word sited on a white background. Article is positioned on the top left of Kitchenista word. The second letter I of Kitchenista word is crowned with a section of citrus which symbolized the dot of such letter. The section of citrus is colored in orange, yellow, green and white.
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