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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...

Nanbu Tekki or Nambu Tekki? (Learn about Japanese cast iron)

If you like using cast iron teapots or kettles then you might know of special ironware from Japan called Nanbu Tekki. It's...

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...

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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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...

8 reasons why we choose Emile Henry cookware.

Emile Henry cookware is it any good? We look at 8 reasons why it is This excellent, versatile, and durable cookware comes from a family-owned,...

Why use a cast iron skillet? Here are some great reasons.

Why use a cast iron skillet? Let us share with you why we love ours. Using a cast iron skillet may seem outdated these days...

Is cast iron too heavy? Try the Emile Henry Dutch oven.

The Emile Henry Dutch oven, who says you need cast iron when you use Burgundy clay. If you are looking for a Dutch oven but are...

What makes the Le Creuset Dutch oven so special?

It doesn't get any more romantic than France, fields of lavender, red wine, country villages, cookware...and cookware? One look at Le Creuset and you...

Vintage cast iron. How to identify Sidney Hollowware cast iron.

How to identify Sidney Hollowware Cast iron. Sidney Hollowware Company has to be one of my favorite companies that...

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

Needing no introduction Le Creuset ceramic cookware widely regarded as one of the worlds best kitchenware brands. It's also ever so lovely to look...

We share with you some benefits of cooking with cast iron.

What are the benefits of cooking with cast iron cookware? Are you thinking about replacing your old non-stick pan? Why not consider cast iron cookware....

Staub cast iron, Why we use ours every day

Staub cast iron perfect everyday Firstly, Staub makes some of the highest quality enameled cast iron cookware on the market. Instead of lowering quality to...