Latest articles from Boonie Hicks

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.

Staub cookware | Is Staub cookware worth the price?

Staub cookware is some of the best cookware you'll ever use. Loved by foodies all over the world, find out what makes Staub cookware is...

Learn the benefits of cooking with cast iron.

What are the benefits of cooking with cast iron cookware? Let's find out. Are you thinking about replacing...

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...

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...

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...

Griswold cast iron | Learn about the Griswold Manufacturing Co.

Learn the history of your Griswold cast iron cookware There really is something special about using vintage...

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...

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

Le Creuset ceramic cookware needs no introduction. It is widely regarded as one of the worlds best kitchenware brands.

Why cook with cast iron? Here’s 9 great reasons.

There are a lot of reasons why to cook with cast iron. Learn the ins and outs of cooking with this old-fashioned,...