Saturday, 3 September 2011

Cooking on a Back Cabin Stove

I have read about the old boatmen, or should that really be Boatwomen cooking a meal in a bucket. I assumed that it was just a case of putting all the ingredients in metal bucket they already had onboard and standing it on the stove.


This week I visited the East Anglian Transport Museum at Carlton Colville and in the building displaying road repairing machinery which included a living waggon I saw this poster on the wall.

It is plain to see that this particular cooker was sold complete with a bucket for cooking in.

I welcome any comments as feedback on this topic.


Licoricetwist said...

The 'bucket' looks like a deep 'Dutch oven', stew pot or preserving pan. guess 'bucket' may be a nick-name.

Huffler/Jola/Charlotte said...

Remember my mum using this sort of thing in our farm back kitchen on the range in there. Pot Roasts in the bottom, then veggies and in the top steamed pudding. Wonderful. Used to use my steamer in a similar way on the back cabin stove on the old Huffler. Still do on the fire but remember to tie it on if you are moving !!!!!

Ken and Sheena said...

Hi Brian. in rough seas, the (royal) navy still cook one pot meals. "pot mess". so the chefs don't get splashed with scalding liquids or burnt with spillage.

i guess for the working boatwomen, it was a method of cooking where you could just 'let it be', to do it's own thing. while they got on with other jobs.

you can bung virtually anything into a stewpot, and it will come out tasting good. as you're probably aware.

feeling hungry now :)