An extraordinary discovery

Sharp-eyed reader David A. found it.

Cooking with copper

Cooking with a copper daubière

Congratulations! You’re the proud owner of one of the oddest pans in the French batterie de cuisine.


Guest post: A tale of three Windsors

Set them together and their subtle differences emerge.

Cooking with copper

Guest post: In lieu of Halloween

Park your broom and sit for a spell, I have a haunting story to tell…


Trio of Legry saucepans

These very fancy ladies have somehow ended up with the wrong hats.


Guest post: Roger’s 32cm plat à sauter

“It doesn’t quite fit into the usual categories.”


Guest showcase: 40cm Jacquotot sauté with original lid

It’s unusual — and wonderful — to see an antique Jacquotot pan with its original lid.


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!