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exotik1 Apr 11, 2012 09:22 PM

Hi,
I'd like to learn open hearth or fireplace cooking...where in B.C or online can I find colonial tools such as a long handled french egg spoon please? And are there any classes/workshops in or around Surrey to teach fireplace cooking? Thanks!

  1. g
    Georgia Strait Apr 12, 2012 09:28 AM

    i was curious about your topic and googled

    looks interesting - a blacksmith in Oregon who makes tools

    http://hearthcookingtools.com/Hearth_Cooking_Photos.html

    maybe Fort Langley or another historic site has info - they have a blacksmith who does re-enactment demos. http://www.culinaryhistorians.ca/resources/historic-kitchens/index.html

    i bought a toasting fork from this place - i ordered by phone and mail - but i think there are some of their products at Circle Craft on Granville Island - maybe they can make you the egg spoon http://kootenayforge.com/?page_id=547

    Lee Valley for tools?

    a good woodstove / BBQ store might have some tools

    a good hardware store?

    i bought the best egg beater ever from this place online

    http://www.lehmans.com/store/Kitchen_...

    1. LotusRapper Apr 12, 2012 10:32 AM

      Fort Langley ? ;-)

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        g
        Georgia Strait Apr 12, 2012 11:16 AM

        oh, of course, it's a small town (ie a place name)

        well, ya never know about that pub out there ; )

        really - i was referring to the historic site - the National Park
        http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/bc/langley/index.aspx

        i saw a blacksmith demo out there during the xmas season 2011/12

        one time at the Fortress of Louisbourg on Cape Breton we had the "lower class lunch" --- it's another National Historic Site - the lower class lunch was interesting - we qualified for the porringer and a spoon - and a shared knife -- plus benches to sit on. http://fortressoflouisbourg.ca/Grandc...

        1. re: Georgia Strait
          LotusRapper Apr 12, 2012 11:40 AM

          And like you say, they do demonstrate a lot of everyday life activities there, including cooking:

          http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/bc/langle...

      2. fmed Apr 12, 2012 08:06 PM

        That would be a cool class if it existed. All I can recommend are the following cookbooks:
        http://www.amazon.com/The-Open-Hearth-Cookbook-Recapturing-America/dp/0911469265
        (I'm sure the above is avail at the library).

        and http://www.amazon.com/Seven-Fires-Gri...
        (I have this book. It's more open-hearth cooking porn than a real cookbook though).

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        1. re: fmed
          g
          Georgia Strait Apr 13, 2012 05:58 PM

          i agree, i'd be interested in a hands-on class like this too
          wouldn't that be interesting
          i look fwd to the OP's feedback as they progress in their heritage quest.

        2. j
          jcolvin Apr 13, 2012 07:38 PM

          http://www.wisementrading.com/outdoorcooking/castiron.htm

          http://www.hoffmansforge.com/fireplac...

          I use my wood stove mainly to sear steaks, lamb chops and squid, since it's too hot for much else (although it's great for braises on top of the stove). But it sure does sear a great steak.

          1. g
            Georgia Strait Apr 14, 2012 11:27 AM

            continues to be interesting
            i came across this company in greater Toronto
            http://www.canadianoutdoorequipment.c...

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            1. re: Georgia Strait
              fmed Apr 14, 2012 11:53 AM

              Not Canadian - but they do deliver to Canada http://spitjack.com/
              I've been lusting after this for a long time http://spitjack.com/product/ROTISSERI...

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