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Cooking on the Open Hearth

£9.99

Product description

With details of the implements and tools used for open hearth cooking.
The open fire was central to cooking throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, and in many rural homes well into the 20th century. Such limited cooking facilities also governed what could be prepared. Stews, joints of meat and puddings were boiled in a cooking pot or cauldron.

Pot ovens were used for roasting meat and baking cakes. Bakestones were widely used to bake oatcakes, drop scones, soda bread, pancakes and griddlecakes (such as Welsh Cakes).

Although the tradition of living off the land survived until a later period in the rural areas, change came with improved roads and modern shopping facilities, not to mention the arrival of fridges and home freezers. Today, the majority of these dishes are mostly eaten on special occasions as 'traditional food'.

"I'm glad that I have lived to experience the best of two worlds: the pre-electric era with its open hearth and peat fire, and now the convenience of modern-day appliances, the press-the-button era!" - S. Minwell Tibbott, 1987.

First edition.

CONDITION: Slight fading to spine edge. Otherwise clean copy.

Item details

Added value:
First Edition
Author(s):
S. Minwel Tibbott
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
21cm x 14.7cm x 0.6cm
Edition:
1982
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0854850554
ISBN-13:
9780854850556
Number of pages:
42
Publisher:
Welsh Folk Museum
Title:
Cooking on the open hearth

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With details of the implements and tools used for open hearth cooking.
The open fire was central to cooking throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, and in many rural homes well into the 20th century. Such limited cooking facilities also governed what could be prepared. Stews, joints of meat and puddings were boiled in a cooking pot or cauldron.

Pot ovens were used for roasting meat and baking cakes. Bakestones were widely used to bake oatcakes, drop scones, soda bread, pancakes and griddlecakes (such as Welsh Cakes).

Although the tradition of living off the land survived until a later period in the rural areas, change came with improved roads and modern shopping facilities, not to mention the arrival of fridges and home freezers. Today, the majority of these dishes are mostly eaten on special occasions as 'traditional food'.

"I'm glad that I have lived to experience the best of two worlds: the pre-electric era with its open hearth and peat fire, and now the convenience of modern-day appliances, the press-the-button era!" - S. Minwell Tibbott, 1987.

First edition.

CONDITION: Slight fading to spine edge. Otherwise clean copy.

Added value:
First Edition
Author(s):
S. Minwel Tibbott
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
21cm x 14.7cm x 0.6cm
Edition:
1982
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0854850554
ISBN-13:
9780854850556
Number of pages:
42
Publisher:
Welsh Folk Museum
Title:
Cooking on the open hearth

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