It's interesting to talk to different cooks all around the globe, and in my experience, the people with minimum-sized kitchens are the ones who cook at home and entertain the most!
In my early adulthood while living in small apartments with equally tiny kitchens I cooked dinners most nights of the week (for myself and husband) AND entertained in my home.
I remember one 2-room apartment kitchen well--an American-sized refrigerator with a microwave-sized electric convection oven on top. I had to climb a step ladder to get up to it... only I didn't have a step ladder. I used a chair. I also had a 2-burner electric hot-plate for a stove. That's it, people. No dishwasher, either. Just a sink and a drain board. Not only did I cook regularly at home, I also catered parties for the husband's office. One time I prepared food for 50 for a co-ed baby shower from that tiny kitchen. (Mind you we didn't even have a car--all that food was transported by taxi!)
Then I graduated to a house. And with that house came a booming career that kept me away from home, between the commute and the busy work life and occasional travel, there was no time for cooking. And my home had a decent-sized kitchen with a dishwasher and lots of storage. But no time--so it was take-out for us for the better part of five years.
Now that we're in a much smaller home--read much smaller kitchen--I do all of those homey things I had missed. And obviously not only do I cook regularly, but I blog about it, too.
Here is my kitchen:
So tell me. How big is your kitchen, and how often do you use it?