Cooking with copper

Guest post: Amy’s Entree to Copper

Drum roll please…!


Guest post: Jacquotot’s final days

“When you hold one in your hands you can see and feel the high quality of this cookware.”


Is this counterfeit Mauviel? (Solved: False alarm.)

I suspect so, but I’m not sure. Update: I think it’s genuine.


Guest post: The Welfen royals

“At first, only the words ‘castle kitchen’ caught my attention.”


What is this conical pan?

A reader sent me these photos and I’m mystified. Can you help?

Cooking with copper

Stephen’s batterie de cuisine

“I was hesitant about buying tin-lined cookware…”


Guest showcase: 30cm oval cocotte for Blaser et Cie

This lovely cocotte has graceful touches that mark it as an antique pre-war piece.


Cleaning & maintenance

Maintenance: Rusty iron handles

The iron handles on early French pans can be susceptible to rust.

Cleaning & maintenance

Maintenance: Metal polish for tarnish

I need to do something about the tarnish popping up on this lovely display piece.

And now, on to the thrilling conclusion!