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Traditional Cookery

Here’s why you need Unilloy and SCC cast iron

Have you ever wanted a traditional cast-iron skillet or a trusty Dutch oven but put off by the weight or the need...

The Favorite, vintage cast iron by The Columbus Hollow Ware Co.

Does your skillet have the words "THE FAVORITE" on the back? Then you have of a piece of antique cast iron from...

Marion cast iron: Learn about your antique ironware

Do you have a piece of ironware with a single word on the base which reads Marion? Then you have a scarce...

A warm welcome to Boonie Hicks. Would you like to learn to cook like the Victorians or the new world settlers over a hundred years ago?

Want to know more about Victorian cooking? How about some real good old-fashioned dishes from southern England? The 19th century is an exciting time in history and here we focus using time forgotten traditional British and "New World" recipes. Be sure to visit again our slowly growing site will include well-researched recipes that are fun and simple to make.

Learn about new and vintage cast iron, ceramics and more

Well researched and informative articles.

Staub cast iron cookware, (FAQ, benefits, recommendations)

Staub cast iron cookware sure looks good but it's designed for everyday use. Staub makes some of the...

Griswold cast iron skillet. Identify, date your skillet using logos.

Learn to date and identify your Griswold cast iron skillet and house brands made by the Griswold Manufacturing Company. 

Why cook with cast iron? Here’s 9 great reasons.

There are a lot of reasons why to cook with cast iron. Learn the ins and outs of cooking with this old-fashioned,...

Why use a cast iron skillet? With fun alternative reasons.

Why use a cast iron skillet? Here's some lesser known reasons. Using a cast iron skillet may seem...

Is Staub Cookware Any Good? And Is It Worth The Price?

Staub cookware is some of the best cookware you'll ever use. But what makes Staub cookware is so good? And more importantly is...

Cast iron kettle guide (history, benefits, tips, care, and FAQs).

If you have or if you're looking at purchasing a cast iron kettle, then probably have a few questions such as how...

The Favorite, vintage cast iron by The Columbus Hollow Ware Co.

Does your skillet have the words "THE FAVORITE" on the back? Then you have of a piece of antique cast iron from...

How to use and care for cast iron teapots, (tips, benefits, restoration).

Do you start your morning with a nice hot cup of tea? Or maybe, you're like me and like to unwind and...

What are the pros and cons of cast iron cookware?

What are the pros and cons of cast iron? Maybe you're thinking about using the cookware for the first time and you're...