Category Archives: Hearth to Hearth

Hearth to Hearth: The Stove

Hearth to Hearth: The Stove – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – May 2001 Today the word stove conjures up the large blocky industrially-made appliance that sits in the kitchen and produces heat fairly automatically. It cooks and bakes with an increasingly interesting array of fuels. It is almost universally owned and found in just about every […]

Hearth to Hearth: Frontispieces of Old Cookbooks

Hearth to Hearth: Frontispieces of Old Cookbooks – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – March 2001 At the beginning of many a cook book is a frontispiece, an illustration that tells us something about the culinary aspirations of its author. No matter what its theme, it promotes the cookbook as a harbinger of current dining fashion. Sometimes […]

Hearth to Hearth: Sausage Making in America

Hearth to Hearth: Sausage Making in America – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2001 In the cold of the early American winter, butchering was an annual affair. On the farm, the large animals raised for the family’s meat were killed, dressed out, and preserved in a number of ways. Heedful of the […]

Hearth to Hearth: There's History In Your Frying Pan

Hearth to Hearth: There’s History In Your Frying Pan – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – January 2001 There is a certain amount of confusion regarding the name for that three-legged, long-handled frying pan we call a “spider.” Collectors of kitchenware tell us that its shape evokes the arachnid-high stilty legs holding up a round black body. […]