A Literary Smorgasbord of Early American Cookware + Craftsmanship
Meet Duluth Wayforger™ Sara Dahmen: a working coppersmith based in Wisconsin. Sara's an accomplished historical fiction author, but her whole life changed when she fell in love with the Early American kitchen while researching for a novel.
Follow along as Sara recounts her journey of becoming a coppersmith – from the very first tin cup she ever made to building a US-made copper cookware company entirely from scratch. Read about the origins of Colonial-era cookware and how it relates to today’s modern kitchen, accompanied by beautifully photographed sequences detailing exactly how these pieces are made – and how to care for them for future generations, too.
If you’ve ever looked at a piece of old-timey copper, iron or pottery and wondered, “Hey, how’d they do that?” – this book is for you. Each material is studied in-depth and presented as a story, peppered with fun, memorable anecdotes in Sara’s own friendly, relatable voice. And as an added bonus, 20 tried-and-true recipes are included for the beginner and accomplished chef alike.
Techniques nearly lost in time are being kept alive through artisans like Sara across the country. For anyone interested in techniques of old, this is a must-have addition to any craftsman, tinkerer or antique-lover’s library.
- Told in a friendly, conversational (and sometimes hilarious) tone, learn all about the history and evolution of American cookware from coppersmith and Duluth Wayforger Sara
- Chapters dedicated to each material feature fun snippets, interesting anecdotes and vivid storytelling
- Inspirational photography combines with intriguing descriptions of how antique cookware was made
- Enjoy beautiful images of copper- and iron-smithing and early American pottery-making techniques
- Hardcover; 272 pages
- 7⅝”W x 9⅜”H x 1”D