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'Hay box' cooking

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'Hay box' cooking

Puffin3 | Feb 12, 2013 05:31 AM

Last night we watched a show from Britain called (I think) 'War time farm' recreating what life was like for people during WW11 in Britain. One segment showed the woman of the house bringing a stew up to a boil on the little paraffin stove Then she carefully put the big pot (lid on) in a box with hay packed in it. Then covered the pot with a pillow case full of hay. After a few hours the stew was cooked. Pretty good way to save fuel back then.

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