Impress a chef

Sure, you call it a skillet, but why?

Our version comes from the colum (Latin for strainer)  As early as the third century, Romans used the hole riddled bowl to filter liquids, including wine.
Dutch Oven
In the 1700’s, the Dutch made such fantastic cast iron mini cauldrons that they were exported across Europe and the Americas, where Dutch settlers sold the pots door to door.  The name stuck.
The name of this soup server likely comes from the Old English word, hladan, which means to load.  We prefer the Greek version, koutala, which shares the same root as the name of a provocative dance.  An ancient tale tells of a girl attracting a man’s attention by swaying her hips as she stirred a pot.
There’s some hairsplitting over the origin of this frying pan’s name.  It comes either from the Old French word escuelete, which means little plate, or from the Latin word sculleta, meaning platter.
This flat flapjack flipper gets its name from the Latin word spatha, which means broad, flat tool or weapon.  Before they made it to the kitchen, spatulas were used as surgical and pharmaceutical tools.

One Response to “Impress a chef”
  1. Carole says:

    Do you make pastries? I had one from someone here, and it was great, bearclaw pastry. I would like to order for special events and need to talk to you.

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