[Sca-cooks] ISO resources for history of cast iron cookware

Anne-Marie Rousseau dailleurs at liripipe.com
Tue Jun 14 13:44:26 PDT 2011

one thing to consider...most of the illustrations of pots in period cannot tell us if they were cast iron or 
cast bronze (or even perhaps ceramic or fabricated from sheet). they can only tell us what shape they were, 
and sometimes if they were black or not (which my experience says ALL pots end up as black on the outside 
after one or two uses over a fire!)

I concur that extant examples are going to be our best way of figuring out what they used for sure...


On Tue 11/06/14 11:04 , "Terry Decker" t.d.decker at att.net sent:
> Actually, a museum in Scotland might be one of the best places to look for
> a period cast iron kettle.  IIRC, there was some serious immigration between
> Sweden and Scotland (in both directions) during the religious turmoil of
> the 16th Century.
> Bear
> > And then there was an interesting reference I
> think in the book below> which has a line drawing of a cast iron kettle
> or pot dating from the late> medieval period.  I wish I had kept or could
> find my notes - I seem to> recall that the pot was in a museum in
> Scotland.>
> >
> > Katherine
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