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