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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.

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...

What are the benefits of ceramic cookware? Let’s find out.

Here's why to cook with ceramic cookware? Okay, I'd say you've used ceramic cookware before, the use of the...

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...

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...

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...

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. 

Cast iron vs enameled cast iron. Which cookware is right for you?

A good cast iron skillet is an essential piece of cookware for every kitchen. If you’ve decided to purchase cast iron cookware, you...

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...

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...