[Sca-cooks] Salt Pigs, was: pottery braziers, cooking in pottery

Huette von Ahrens ahrenshav at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 16 11:32:57 PDT 2011

My husband, Master Hroar, makes salt pigs.  See our website:
However, there is no real documentation for salt pigs.  Yes, the OED does say that the word "pig" can mean an earthenware vessel, but it does not specifically state that these pigs are for holding salt.  Various websites say that salt pigs are Scots/Northern British and go "way back", which means that there is no documentation for them yet.

--- On Thu, 6/16/11, Kingstaste <kingstaste at comcast.net> wrote:

From: Kingstaste <kingstaste at comcast.net>
Subject: [Sca-cooks] Salt Pigs, was: pottery braziers, cooking in pottery
To: "'Cooks within the SCA'" <sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>
Date: Thursday, June 16, 2011, 9:02 AM

On a side note, I'm talking with Mistress Honnoria of Thescorre right now
about producing a salt pig for me for Pennsic.  I've found some good pics of
some that look perioid, but haven't found anything actually documenting them
to a specific period yet.  Any thoughts?

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