Kitchen tools from the not so recent past

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Bronze ginger shredder (铜姜礤)

This is a tool for making ginger slices and ginger juice, with a strainer in the front to separate the ginger juice from the scrapes after the ginger is rubbed on the handle.

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Bronze oven (铜烤炉)

The four corners of the oven are tilted upwards to hold tongs and other cooking tools. Four wheels are installed under the bottom for convenience of movement.

All captions courtesy of the Museum of the Mausoleum of the Nanyue King in Guangzhou, China.

2 Thoughts on “Kitchen tools from the not so recent past

  1. love the ancient cooking tools! very utilitarian!!!

  2. baobabs – Yeah, agreed !

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