The Kitchens that service Northern Tanglestone are a massive, almost fortresslike block district. They are the home of the Cooks, a guild-clan that further subdivides itself into several sub-clans owing to area of specialty. The Kitchens are a strong trade partner with the Orchards, but produce more food than the Orchards can account for; what surplus they don’t trade with other guild-clans is sent to the Noble Houses or distributed among the population of Detritus.
The Kitchens have several notable features: the massive Ovens powered by elemental magic, a set of mills, several small fisheries and personal gardens kept by ranking Cooks, and the vault-like Larders. The Kitchens are reputed to have access to a powerful artifact that provides livestock carcasses and grain that the city does not otherwise produce. The nature and even existence of this artifact is a guild-clan secret; outsiders exchange rumors of a quern, millstone, cornucopia, cauldron or even a massive mortar and pestle.