Cooking with copper

Kitchens with copper: Frýdlant Castle, Czech Republic

This historic kitchen is a valuable find for copper detectives.


Handmade measuring cups

Erik Undiks must have thought I’d lost my mind.

Dear VFC

Dear VFC: Episode 4

Is this an 18th century chocolate pot?; a black-painted interior; a truly enormous stockpot; a glyph stamp that needs investigation.

Cooking with copper

Community: What’s your “desert island” batterie?

Readers, let’s try a useful thought experiment.

Cooking with copper

Kitchens with copper: Buckingham Palace

This working kitchen provides a different sort of inspiration.


Guest post: English pot-bellied saucepans

“This was real kitchen bling!”


Guest showcase: 50cm dovetailed turbotière

These kite-shaped fish poachers are perhaps the most eye-catching piece in the classic French batterie de cuisine.


For serious tarnish, Wright’s is more effective — but also more abrasive — than Bistro.

Cleaning & maintenance

A distress call

Reader Theo had a copper emergency.

Retinning & restoration

Guest post: Removing the layers

I’d been watching this pan on eBay for over a month and what attracted me to it was the stamp — “Specialité Hotelière Journel”.

Buyer's Guide