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February 25, 2005
Don't Cook This Dog.
The strange and really heavy land of missionary pots, sad irons, and flop griddles.
cast iron cookware.
18 years ago
Don't you just love the Internet? This makes me think of my aunt, who for many years worked at Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia (dressing in period costume, the whole nine yards), where she demonstrated the use of antique tools. Before her husband (my uncle) died, they lived in a big house, where the walls of every room on the entire first floor of the house were covered in really cool antique tools. Now she lives in a condo (much smaller), and every year I and my sisters and my parents get antique tools as gifts at Christmas.
I'm having visions of Bugs Bunny standing in one of those pots, slicing carrots.
I still use a set of cast iron cookware (pans and a griddle) that are three generations old now... They cook better than anything made today...! They serve double duty, cookware in the kitchen and, when not being used for that, they hang on the wall behind the black woodstove in the living room... Nice link...thanks.
I love the way that dog's got that 'I'm in for some good eatin'' look on its face...
Great link, moneyjane! I love the cast iron skillet my mother rescued from the trash when her grandmother no longer wanted it. It was given to me when I set up my first apartment and has been a faithful nonstick friend to me for 25 years.
From whence the popular expression "het up like a Four Pan Flop Griddle".
Excellent post. I must have some of these. There's an NPR cooking show that's all cast-iron Dutch oven outdoor cooking. The name escapes me, but the woman who hosts it is a damn hoot.
Sorry, should be PBS, not NPR.
Still use some of the cast iron cookware which parents and granparents used.
Modern day cast iron cookware
, not a whole lot different than the stuff that's 100+ years old. Someone gave me one of
last Christmas. It's a lovely thing, and it's finally starting to get the proper patina on it. Alas, they no longer make a proper flop griddle, let alone a multi-pan flop griddle.
I'm getting a double-pan flop griddle, alas. Two of 'em, in fact.
I keep misreading the sidebar link as "Dog smoking pot!"
We've only got a basic skillet, but it's served us well.
I just retrieved my trusty Wagner's 11 1/2" from an old roommate, and had seasoned it last night when I got sucked into the internet cast iron vortex...glad I did, but man...now I'm thinking I'd sure like to have me some more cast iron. This from a person who barely cooks.
, and, naturally,
, are some cast iron teapots, Japanese tetsubin, no less. I had no idea cast iron and delicate teapots had
I cook with both my old cast-iron skillets and two new ones from Henkels. My favourite piece of antique cast though, is my
? HA! Congratulations, dxlifer. That marks the most magnificent fucking thing I have seen this month. I personally own about four pairs of boots, and I. Want. ONE. I hug you and assault your face with kisses. I'd also accept a nice gift of a parlour stove. E-mail's in the profile.
She's great, MCT. Put one foot on her head and her legs will lift up and...off go your boots. (or whatever)
I want one of
boot jacks. (Pappy was an entomologist.)
Shinything: I've got one and hardly wear cowboy boots anymore. I suppose I could send it your way. What I'd REALLY like is one of
in cast iron for my mule collection.