Cooking equipment dates back to the first stick holding skewered meat over a hot fire after days of hunting. All of these photos show items that could be written about in tomes. But let’s settle for the old adage — “A picture is worth a thousand words” — and leave it at that for the moment.
And we’ll end with a bowl of bean soup, thank you very much:
10 thoughts on “Cooking Equipment, Mostly Old, Beautiful, and Functional”
Thanks for the tip, I’ll check it out.
Go to http://www.thevista.co.uk/index.php?page=wales_02-Penrhyn_Castle and there’s a short description of how ice was placed there for food storage. You might contact the castle (part of the national trust) itself if you have further questions.
A nice little post and easily digested. I like the old photos of castle kitchens but I was wondering… How does the Ice Tower work?
Thanks for sharing!
No, not fava beans, but rather white beans. Fava beans would work, too, and that is what people ate prior to the Columbian Exchange, when the foodstuffs of the New World traveled across the Atlantic to the Old World and vice versa.
Is the last foto fava bean soup?
That’s really terrific — I have one dinner plate with a pheasant motif from my paternal grandmother. I wish I had more things, as she really enjoyed cooking.
The pictures in this case come from other people. I occasionally put my own up if they enhance the topic.
I still have and use my grandmothers wood chopping bowl and hand chopper. It was her mother’s. Both the bowl and my great grandmother came from Russia. It’s easily over 100 yrs old. She used it mostly when she made chopped liver and I pull it out whenever i make it. It was made out of one piece of wood and its still beautiful. Oh the history it could tell were it able to talk.
Thank you for this great article. Your pics are so beautiful! Those sieves remind me of the ones my grand-mother used to use…
lovely images Cindy. As you say, each speaks a thousand words, at least (not that I dont like words, of course!)