This post goes over cast iron repair, using my own success and failure as examples, as well as considerations to make before deciding whether or not to repair at all.
Author: Pedal Powered Anthropology
Crazy for Cast Iron Part 5: Griddle Me This
Infatuation with yet another griddle has led down a rabbit hole of the changing face of industrial production in the years immediately following the abolition of slavery in the United States.
Istanbul was Constantinople Now it’s…
In this post I unpack the deep lyrical analogy that is the song Istanbul.
Crazy for Cast Iron Part 4: Not So Fast, Krone Kast!
UPDATE! This saga may be approaching its resolution! If this is your fist time here, you picked a good time to find your first Krone Kast piece. If you've been here before, the May 2022 update is towards the end. This post is a bit different than the others, in that the rabbit hole down … Continue reading Crazy for Cast Iron Part 4: Not So Fast, Krone Kast!
Crazy for Cast Iron Part 3: There’s No Place Like Home
From its humble origins getting annoyed with my 73lb modern skillet to my first rummaging expedition to the Rhode Island Antiques Mall, it’s safe to say that my enthusiasm for cast iron cookware has gone from confused to thrilled to unhinged to genuinely passionate. Getting into this hobby, you learn a few things very early … Continue reading Crazy for Cast Iron Part 3: There’s No Place Like Home
Much Ado About Digitization
I’ve been doing a lot of research remotely over the last several years. Libraries, museums, historical societies, and even some historically-minded Facebook groups have done fantastic jobs of digitizing documents for immediate access from literally anywhere. Of course, digital collections have a long way to go—often times tiny fractions of collections have made it onto … Continue reading Much Ado About Digitization
The State of Rhode Island
In this post I talk about the ways my research has impacted my views on some local political topics
Crazy for Cast Iron Part 2!
After finding a peculiar cast iron bowl at the Rhode Island Antiques Mall, I set out to try and identify it using my fledgling knowledge of cast iron cookware.
Crazy for Cast Iron
Cast iron cookware has a weird...almost mythological status. I don’t mean that to be dramatic, it’s just that they’d always seemed somehow on the periphery of my awareness, up on this pedestal of magical cooking savvy. Every so often a friend would be cooking with one and I’d wonder what the fuss was about. I … Continue reading Crazy for Cast Iron
As the Year of the Apocalypse Comes to a Close
So this year has been a wild ride. It started with incredibly high hopes, which were then dashed as pretty much the entire world ground to a halt in the wake of COVID 19. Going into this year I had intended to hit the ground running with podcast episodes that would be easy to record … Continue reading As the Year of the Apocalypse Comes to a Close