Why is the site called Big Girls Small Kitchen? The site was born and named on a whim. The "Big Girls" refers to being grown up— you know, we're not kids anymore. When we founded it, we had just moved into big kid apartments, were starting out in big kid careers, and were hoping to find our places in the big kid world. As for the "Small Kitchen," go into any first (or second, or third) apartment in New York City and you'll know what we mean: our kitchens have limited counter, cabinet, refrigerator, and drawer space, but we make do. Overall, the name is intended to evoke all the trials of cooking with limited resources, whether they have to do with money, time, space, or skill.