Getting back to the actual cooking, the basic cooking, what
other utensils would you have used?
We would have used, I suppose. Making pastry we had old
fashioned bowls, big ceramic bowls. Still got them in the shops, they've got a
certain pattern on the outside, fawnish colour on the outside and white on the
inside, and a wooden rolling pin. If you couldn't find the rolling pin there
was no problem, you used the milk bottle and that was that. Although down in
Cornwall we very rarely had milk bottles. The milkman came round with a milk churn in the morning
and ladled it out for us into jugs. We stood at the door with jugs and he
ladled the milk out into jugs for us. He very seldom, he might have had a Tizer
bottle but that would only be at Christmas of course. You couldn't have Tizer
at any other time but Christmas.