Gastropod: Out of the Fire, Into the Frying PanThe invention of the pot was, after fire, one of the most important innovations in cooking. You'll want to hug your favorite skillet after coming along with us on this journey, which ranges from some of the earliest clay pots ever found in what's now the Sahara Desert, to the British round-bellied cast-iron number that kickstarted the Industrial Revolution, to a legal challenge in Ohio that raised the question of Teflon's health and environmental impact.
Chocolate Pot (Artstor)Coney, John, 1655-1722.. 1701.. Chocolate Pot. Containers., Drinking vessels., Cups., Beakers (drinking vessels). Place: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
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