Kitchen Knives, etc.
Back to the kitchen for today’s post! Saw these and thought the illustrations were fascinating, in a macabre kind of way. I’m familiar with larding needles and meat cleavers, but a cutlet bat is a new one.
Additional instruments for the home cook: meat saw, chopping boards, basins, and knives.
From a language perspective, I wonder when we stopped calling them chopping boards and started calling them cutting boards? Maybe when our meat began coming to us pre-chopped? Or is that just an Americanism?
And where did you keep your meat? In the meat safe, of course! The meat safe is also a new one for me and the illustration is incredible. It looks like it has a shelf surrounded by mesh and placed in a window. This makes sense for winter use, but for the warm season?
Still, major props for 1807.