June 29, 2010

Magic Stove

Every once in a while, I run into some obscure destination on the web that is appropriate for posting here. This is obviously one of those destinations. Cabinet Magazine has a cool article on the history of the camp stove, including this 1850 model Soyer's Magic Stove. Reportedly, the Marquis of Normanby, was an eccentric aristocrat who used the stove to cook a dinner atop a pyramid in Egypt over 160 years ago. Unfortunately, the account does not indicate the menu.