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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

Well researched and informative articles.

Evolution of cookware. Learn the history and innovation of cookware

History of cookware, how has our cookware changed? Evolution of cookware, some things we don't give a second thought....

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...

Is cast iron safe? Here’s what you need to know.

Is your cast iron cookware safe? Or should you consider using alternative cookware such as stainless steel? In this article, you can...

Griswold cast iron | Learn about the Griswold Manufacturing Co.,

Learn the history of the Griswold Manufacturing Co. There really is something special about using vintage cast iron...

Here’s why the Staub Cocotte is hot on the heels of Le Creuset

Staub has spent over 35 years perfecting a high end cast iron oven known as the Staub Cocotte. But is it any...

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...

Wapak Hollow Ware Co. Learn about Wapak cast iron.

Learn the history of Wapak Hollow Ware Co. and how to identify your cast iron For those who...

You’ll just adore Le Creuset ceramic cookware, heres why.

Le Creuset ceramic cookware needs no introduction. It is widely regarded as one of the worlds best kitchenware brands.

Tawashi, how well does the Japanese brush clean cast iron?

Cleaning cast iron cookware with a traditional Tawashi scrubbing brush. A Tawashi is a traditional scrubbing brush used in...