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Traditional Cookery

Iwachu cast iron (history, products, teapot use and care).

If you are looking for a Japanese cast iron teapot or kettle you'll come across a company called Iwachu. Whether you are...

Oigen cast iron (history, how to use, care for your cast-iron).

If you're looking for Japanese cast iron, you're likely to come across two different companies one is Iwachu and the other is...

Oitomi teapots and kettles (history, manufacture, use and care).

Are you looking for an authentic Japanese teapot or kettle? Then you may want to consider one made by Oitomi. Oitomi is...

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

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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...

Iwachu cast iron (history, products, teapot use and care).

If you are looking for a Japanese cast iron teapot or kettle you'll come across a company called Iwachu. Whether you are...

Favorite Piqua Ware: Favorite Stove and Range Co. vintage cast iron.

Learn about Favorite Piqua Ware, Miami, and Puritan antique cast iron Do you have a piece of antique...

Why buy Le Creuset, it’s expensive. Is it really worth it?

Why buy Le Creuset cookware? A common question "Why buy Le Creuset cookware?" The envy of foodies. Industry professionals to home cooks, they all seem...

Japanese cast iron teapot vs kettle. What’s the difference?

If you enjoy a nice cup of tea, then you may have heard that using old-fashioned cast iron teapots and kettles is...

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,...

How to use a cast iron teapot? (step by step guide)

Okay, you have a new cast iron teapot now what? Cast iron teapots are really easy to use but quite often manufactures...

Learn the benefits of cooking with cast iron.

What are the benefits of cooking with cast iron cookware? Let's find out. Are you thinking about replacing...