What is a Posnet
A Posnet is :A little basin; a porringer; a skillet.
When people only had the Hearth to cook over they needed posnet to sit over coals to cook .
This would be a early example of the Hearth with the oven with flue in the back but as time went on the oven was on the face of the Hearth.
If by chance you have one they are worth some good money.
Thanks I guess the Bronze ones are worth the most 18th century.
We sure have things easy these days...
Steeley, is the top pic in the 2nd post from Williamsburg?
No that's the Misses she fought me on the uniform.:wink:
it could be Williamsburg but there so many places in the U.S. that do this.
Open Hearth Cooking in Camden, New Jersey .
Awesome thanks, our friends in the northeast may be trying to duplicate that this weekend.
Image #5 (putting the coals on top of the pot) is the way I Remember making Cobbler in a campfire with a Dutch Oven. Steeley if you ever make it to Detroit you need to visit The Henry Ford/Greenfield Village.