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Traditional Cookery

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...

Best cast iron teapot to make a great cuppa

Why settle for a cup of tea brewed in a glass teapot when Japanese teapots look great, fun to use and won't...

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.

8 reasons for you to use Emile Henry cookware

Emile Henry cookware, is it any good? This excellent, versatile, and durable cookware comes from a family-owned...

Lodge 12 inch skillet. The best size skillet for everyday use.

Why is the Lodge 12 inch cast iron skillet the most recommended on review sites? The Lodge 12 inch...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Lodge Manufacturing: Why is their cast-iron loved around the world?

 Lodge Manufacturing has made cast-iron cookware for over one hundred years. What makes them stand out as the world leader in cast-iron cookware? Have you...

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...

Is the Le Creuset Dutch Oven any good? Should you buy this pricy pot?

One look at the Le Creuset Dutch and you will be in love. But is it any good and are there any...