Open-hearth Cooking

I have fond memories of cooking over a campfire back in the days when I was a Boy Scout but, can you imagine this as your everyday kitchen?  This image includes common implements used in open-hearth cooking. Lots of cast iron as you can see.

This time of year, the idea of cooking before an open fire may seem very cozy.  The warmth of the fire with pots bubbling and mouth-watering aromas wafting about sounds great.  I’m sure it wouldn’t be so much fun in the middle of the summer though.  The kitchen was a separate building in plantation homes such as this.  I imagine that may have been to isolate the heat as much as to avoid setting fire to the main dwelling.  Still, the image of preparing holiday meals here makes me wish I could experience it first-hand.

Smith House Plantation
935 Alpharetta Highway
Roswell, Georgia

Nikon D7100
Tamron 16-300 Di II VC PZD Macro
58mm @ f/5 –  1/15 sec – ISO 800


Author: stgrundy

Photography is my way to capture and share the amazing beauty of God’s handiwork in the people and places that I experience every day. I focus mainly on nature and travel subjects but also do alot of event work for my church and the occasional wedding or portrait session. My residence is Roswell, Georgia – a northern suburb of Atlanta. I try to get around the Southeast as often as possible and would love to explore other parts of the USA and the rest of the world. Member of: Roswell Photographic Society Contributing artist: Getty Images

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