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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.

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Lodge cast iron skillet | perspective from a cast iron enthusiast.

Find out how a cast-iron owner feels about his Lodge cast iron skillet.  The short answer, "I love my little Lodge cast iron skillet but...

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...

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...

Why buy Le Creuset, it’s expensive. Is it really worth it?

Why buy Le Creuset cookware? A common question "Why buy Le Creuset cookware?" The envy of foodies. Industry professionals to home cooks, they all seem...

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

Why cook with ceramic cookware? If you want to roast, bake, reheat, microwave or even freeze your meals, I'll...

Staub Cookware Any Good? And Is Worth The Price?

Staub cookware is some of the best cookware you'll ever use. But what makes Staub cookware is so good? And more importantly is...

Staub cast iron cookware, (FAQ, benefits, recommendations)

Staub cast iron cookware sure looks good but it's designed for everyday use. Staub makes some of the...

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

Learn about Favorite Piqua Ware, Miami, and Puritan antique cast iron Do you have a piece of antique...

Why use a cast iron skillet? With fun alternative reasons.

Why use a cast iron skillet? Here's some lesser known reasons. Using a cast iron skillet may seem...