[Sca-cooks] Chafing dishes?
t.d.decker at worldnet.att.net
Mon Mar 24 10:37:25 PDT 2008
If you take a look at Diego Velasquez's "Old Woman Cooking," the subject is
preparing eggs in a ceramic chafing dish, although painted in 1618, such
dishes were probably in use earlier. The Hull City Museums lists a 16th
Century chafing dish in its collection,
I haven't encountered references to chafing dishes before the 16th Century,
but this is not necessarily conclusive. The ones that I have found appear
to be primarily ceramic heated by a small charcoal braizer. You might do
well to check houlehold inventories for other examples.
> Does anyone know if any sort of chafing dish was used in period?
> If so, can you point me to documentation?
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