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Unusual & mysterious kitchen gadgets


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Husband picked up this chopping devise at a flea market.   Neither the seller nor he had a clue what it was but husband was sure it was worth more than $10.     Its use is very specific.

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One of my favorite finds.   Husband swears he found it.    Memory is a fickle companion.

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Actually, I was looking for one.   He hadn't clue what it was, neither did the seller, hence my ability to scoop it up at a comfortable price. 

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2 hours ago, Margaret Pilgrim said:

One of my favorite finds.   Husband swears he found it.    Memory is a fickle companion.

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Actually, I was looking for one.   He hadn't clue what it was, neither did the seller, hence my ability to scoop it up at a comfortable price. 

 

State Fair funnel cake machine?

 

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That is very close.   It is a 19thC French fireplace basting tool.   one of its several names, a coqueron.   One put chopped fat in the cup and held it in the fire until the fat melted and then wafted it over a roasting chunk of meat, melted fat dripping out the bottom hole.   In the Landes department, they used ham fat for a particular flavor.

 

In the country, we often cook in the fireplace in winter.    I sought and bought this to use.   But husband became so enamored of it that he refuses to use it as it was intended.    So now, it's a kitchen artifact.   

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