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Traditional Cookery

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...

Japanese cast iron: history, benefits, products, and brands

We have used cast iron cookware to cook our food for centuries. And for good reason, cast iron is durable, healthy, and...

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.

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...

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....

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...

Who makes the best enameled cast iron cookware? Let’s find out.

You’ve decided to purchase enameled cast iron – congratulations! If you haven’t used this type of cookware before, you’re about to fall...

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...

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...

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...

Wagner cast iron | Wagner Ware history, dates and logos.

Identify and date your Wagner cast iron cookware using logos. Also learn the fascinating history of Wagner Manufacturing