[Spit-project] Cooking pottery

Helen Schultz meisterin02 at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 13 09:59:45 PDT 2007

Thre is a good book out there you can get through Inter-Lirary Loan that shows lots and lots of different kinds of cooking pottery, spoons, and forks... it is in both Dutch and English... all B&W pictures, and not very large, but if you really want to see what was used, this book is way cool.

Pre-industriele gebruiksvoorwerpen, 1150-1800, Alma Ruempol 
(in English:  Pre-Industrial Utensils, 1150-1800, by Alma Ruempol)

I looked at it for 4 lovely weeks, so anyone who is interested, you should check it out.  They have all sorts of things in it.  Sorry, I don't know what the ISBN is on it, but the University of Indiana at Bloomington has one copy of it.

Go check out some of the stuff at the British Library on-line, too (don't have the URL handy, but not hard to find)... they have lots of pottery in their collections.  Look in paintings, too.

Meisterin Katarina Helene von Schönborn, OL
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----- Original Message ----
From: Michael Gunter countgunthar at hotmail.com

>Yes..I want designs of period ceramic cookware.
>   Online if possible.

Other than the link you have already visited, that
has some gorgeous stuff. I suggest you check out
John Hudson.

Here are some nice examples of pottery cookware.
It appears the majority of pottery cookware consists
of frying pans, pots and pipkins.


I also need to find a source for metal trivets for the frying
pans. The real trouble of pottery cooking is that you have
to slowly build and lower the heat. Too much extreme and
you have a cracked pot.  I can make do with a grill to
put the stuff over. But trivets are best.

I think I also found a source for a fleshhook at one point.
Have you seen a tasting spoon? It's a long spoon with
a groove in the handle. You dip it in the soup and then
run the soup down the handle so it cools and you also
never put your lips to the spoon bowl. Nice.

I think the Hudson pottery site gives a good view of most
cooking pottery as I've found in kitchen scenes and woodcuts.


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