Antique table set with a tablecloth

Antique table set with a tablecloth

The cloth, the colander and the pressure cooker are common items that can be found today in every kitchen and that all we usually use, but their origins are quite distant in time, even more than many would be led to think.

Did you know that the tablecloth and date back to colander Late Middle Ages?

The first, at the beginning, needed to cover the low value wooden tables on which you ate, It was made in linen or hemp and was long up to touch the floor, while the first rudimentary tools for draining the pasta should go back to ‘300, Although the conditional is a must, because some consider them to be even more ancient, asserting that they would not be an evolution of the old wicker sieves and colanders, bronze or canvas once used to filter the wine.

Most recent, Precise dating back to eighteenth century, It is instead the pressure cooker of the invention, patented for the first time by the French physicist Denis Papin, that gave the curious name ofdigestore“, as, according to what he himself asserted, the kind of cooking that made it allowed the soft food and easily digestible, especially meat (Photo gives: taccuinistorici.it)