Tea first arrived in Europe in 1610, when Dutch traders brought some back from Asia to the Netherlands. It reached England in the 1640s and soon became a fashionable drink in London, but it was not something you made at home. If you wanted to drink it in private you had to order a cup […]
Kitchen & dining antiques: culinary and food-related articles
Culinary is a useful word. It pulls together everything connected with food (and drink) preparation, storage, serving and eating. So the “kitchen” articles here at HomeThingsPast.com cover a range of antique culinary items from elegant to basic. Antique, vintage, simple, stylish, as the tagline says.
Info on dainty silver marrow spoons sits alongside a post about a home-made wooden butter worker in a farm kitchen. The only rule for this category is that topics have a connection with food as well as something to do with home life in the past. Click ‘previous entries’ at the bottom of the page to find links to more culinary-themed articles.
If there’s a topic you’d like me to research and write about, please do say so in a comment on a relevant article or email with a suggestion. (See “about” page for contact details.) Or you could try looking through this list of sites about kitchen antiques and historic food utensils.