A lovely old oven

2 Jun
my beautiful FAR oven

my lovely old girl

I shouldn’t go any further before introducing you to this beautiful lady.  She is one of the pride and joys of our kitchen and has withstood many a gas bottle change-over (the door on the left conceals the blue butane gas bottle, hooked up by a rubber hose to the elements, which we change over at the hardware store on average every three months).  This ‘cuisinière’/ stove has had her bottles changed since the 1950’s!

We found her sitting all shiny and alone in an Emmaüs (charity shop) many years ago and apart from the crack in her bottom drawer’s handle, has aged so gracefully and remained a very loyal friend in the kitchen.  I love her!

Her name is FAR and I spotted Catherine Deneuve cooking at a single version in an old French film once and got very excited.  And then I came home with this cookbook folder from a ‘vide-grenier’/garage sale the other day, and guess who features on the cover…

the butcher's cookbook folder

The ‘Service Book of the Butcher – 7/7 a recipe!’

I’m not letting her go anywhere!

8 Responses to “A lovely old oven”

  1. Michelle Jepp at 4:55 am #

    What enticing food you can cook in your lovely old dame of an oven. Hope to sample some great food and wine when we see you again in October.


    • The vigneron's wife at 12:27 pm #

      Yae!!! – a visit from some lovely Aussie friends (and the Spanglish)! We’ll get serving up for sure! Can’t wait xo

  2. Jen Buck at 9:50 am #

    I wish I could just comment with a photo of my old oven. I’ve taken the photo but I don’t know how one comments photographically. The Catherine Deneuve cover is fab!

    • The vigneron's wife at 12:30 pm #

      Funny that, I’ve been wanting to reply to your Toulouse trip wth one too!
      Got to break it to you though Jenn, the star on the cover isn’t Ms Deneuve, it’s the Cooker! xo

  3. Monique at 11:25 am #

    Il me semble que je la connais non ? Bisous Katrina

  4. Simon Fisher at 6:17 pm #

    She certainly makes fabulous food (with a little assistance from you of course 😉

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