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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

~Regency Wednesday~ Kitchen Range

One doesn't think much about kitchens in Regency novels. It's rare that the kitchen features greatly, since most Regencies tend to focus on the upper floors of the grand residence and those who live there. 

In my research for a new WIP, I'm looking into the Regency kitchen, and for the purposes of this blog post, specifically the kitchen range. I've yet to find a picture of this invention, but I've attached a clip below of a description of this appliance, taken from The Ladies' Monthly Museum, Volume 11, page 226 (1820). (Funny thing, in one of my many research forays, I've seen the plate described here. Now, when I need it, I can't find it. Typical.)* 

And just for fun, according to the Online Etymology Dictionary, the word range, in reference to a cooking stove, has been used since the mid-15c.

*Edited July 17 to add (taken from Monthly magazine and British register, Volume 46):

1 comment:

Kazul said...

Oh my!!! What an amazing kitchen apparatus--and one that the servants can use easily, too.


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