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Victorian Slow Cookers

from 365 Days of Slow Cooking

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Lanhydrock House

The hay box was the Victorian version of a slow cooker. Hot food was placed into the cast iron lidded pot then buried in the hay. This acted as an insulator and kept the heat in. Most likely this hay box was used for cooking large quantities of porridge for breakfast for the servants and for keeping food warm for shooting parties. Lanhydrock House, Cornwall. Photo: WendyJames ~ August 2016