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Traditional Cookery

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...

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 have heard of special ironware from Japan called Nanbu Tekki....

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.

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...

Learn about the benefits of enameled cast iron cookware.

The compelling benefits of enameled cast iron cookware While traditional cast iron cookware is still the darling of many people’s kitchen. A growing number of...

Staub cast iron, Why we use ours every day

Staub cast iron perfect everyday Staub makes some of the highest quality enameled cast iron cookware on the market....

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...

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

Vintage cast iron called Favorite Piqua Ware.  Have you come across Favorite Piqua Ware cast iron at a garage sale? They have an ultra smooth...

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...

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...

Vintage cast iron: Learn the history of the Sidney Hollow Ware Co.

The History of Sidney Hollow Ware Co. How those lovely Sidney skillets came to be. If your lucky enough to have a piece of vintage...

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,...