He was big and strong for his age and liked to act as a secondary caregiver for his fellow children, reporting to the tamassrans when someone wasn't feeling well or was about to cause trouble. On one occasion, after he'd eaten all the meat on his plate but left the vegetables untouched, his "Tama" told him that he wouldn't be allowed to go and play until he ate two more things off his plate.Without hesitation, he took two pieces of meat he had hidden in his pocket, placed them upon the plate, ate the two pieces while looking at Tama and ran off to play.That being said there are truly knowledgeable folk in the cast iron community that can instantly identify and date many unique and rare pieces of cast iron and are truly passionate about sharing their hobby.Nevertheless I'll try to make the site useful for those new to cast iron and enthusiasts alike.However if I was to suggest another site to visit to promote cast iron collecting and cookery it would have to be the reddit cast iron page.
You'll find lots of useful information on how to date, and identify antique cast iron.Griswold and Wagner take pride and place for many cast iron enthusiasts, however many other manufacturers of the also have the desired smooth cooking surface.Although Wagner and Griswold are fantastic cookware there are many great old pans out there made by different manufactures. Although antique cast iron is desired because it's lighter than modern cast iron cookware is comes with one drawback. Any movement may negatively affect the price and in some cases usability.However my expertise in cast iron collecting is more hobbyist rather than expert and don't claim to be an authority on the matter.Although from my life experience there are actually very few experts.
You'll also find many traditional recipes using new and vintage cast iron.