It’s a quiet Sunday afternoon. I have one eye on the Indian GP while cooking dinner for the NSW, so why, you may ponder, would a chap have a frying pan and a pot with holes in them?
A clue – 11th November.
Can anyone see the actual piccie or just the HTML wot I get on my screen? Firefox gave up the ghost a few months ago and Google Chrome is now playing up.
Dunno what the utensils are for, though.
I can see it in the media libray in the Dashboard but not in your post. Copied the URL to try to put it into this comment.
Pan for roasting chestnuts perhaps?
Is the 11th some kind of Portuguese holey day, perhaps?
The clay pot, for draining soft cheese?
I’ll go with the chestnut suggestion too. Plus you could char the outside of peppers and aubergines in it too, prior to skinning.
OK, Got it. This Hungarogallic god-botherer gets a chestnutfest every year – in Portugal. Yes!
Well done all, especially Sheona for the first mention of chestnuts. 11th November is indeed the feast day in Portugal of São Martinho when every street corner hosts an old guy with a portable brazier selling roast chestnuts in a newspaper cone.
The holey frying pan is for roasting your ‘castanhas’ on the hob; the earthenware pot is used on the log-burner.
Sankt Martin! I miss that. In Germany we’d always get soft sugar pretzels. The best part was that different towns chose to celebrate the day on different dates so we could get the pretzels several times.
Janus: oh, come on then. You don’t have to be so miserable. What’s the harm in innocent fun? You sound like one of those miserable ancient Greeks who died a serious, but full, death.
Christopher, am I downhearted? No, no, no. As Socrates might have quoth as he drank the hemlock.
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