There are a lot of Kitchen utensils (more than 4000…) and they have some very strange names, and purposes (and my husband is very concerned about this).
He is concerned because about 2 years ago I started collecting red antique kitchen utensils to hang on our kitchen wall. It started off very casually at first, however I did hear the words ‘becoming an obsession’ muttered by my husband yesterday in an antique store when I was purchasing my 17th item (If only he knew there are around 3950 more out there according to Scullery Made!).
have always loved the way things were organised and stored in the ‘olden days’. When you browse through an antique store there are so many storage apparatus with multiple compartments, thin draws, small pigeon holes, sections, levels….
If you ask the store owner what they were used for, you will get a myriad of interesting responses… ‘storing letters for the printing press’, ‘keeping buttons’, ‘architectural drawings’, ‘filing’.. to think we now store most of these things on a server!
I had been looking around for one of these wooden pigeon holey things for a while – there are several floating around in antique shops..