Written By Guest Writer Edibles / How to Cook / Kitchen Tools May 31, 2012 Earth to Table: Rosetta Soapstone Kitchenware SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestA selection of soapstone cookware. Photos courtesy of Rosetta Soapstone KitchenwareAs sustainability becomes increasingly important to consumers, so does the search for long-lasting items to bring into our kitchens that satisfy our needs for both nourishment and functionality. Enter Rosetta Soapstone Kitchenware, a collection of energy-efficient soapstone pots, pans and roasting stones that have been used for thousands of years in South America and are gaining notice north of the equator. “The pots started the company,” explains Constanza Gil, owner of Duncan-based Rosetta Soapstone Kitchenware. “All I did was fall in love with the cookware and its country of origin”. Soapstone carving has been practiced for centuries in South America, particularly around the state of Minas Gerais where the soapstone is mined from ‘mountains’ of the metamorphic rock. Today, Gil imports the hand carved cookware directly from a handful of Brazilian families and sells them in her store as well as through her company’s website. The hand-carved, copper-handled cookware is built to last; take care of your saucepan and it will last a lifetime. Once cured , the stoneware resists sticking without any of the health and environmental concerns associated with commercial coatings. The Rosetta Soapstone website explains the pots help to reduce energy consumption as they retain their heat about twice as long as conventional cookware. They can be used both on the stovetop (unless it’s induction) and in the oven. The current Rosetta Soapstone collection includes four differently sized round saucepans (with lids) and lidless frying pans, three sizes of Pizza/Fajita/Crepe pans, and two sizes of Roasting Stones for meats and vegetables. As with other materials like cast iron, Rosetta Soapstone cookware must be cured with oil before use to ensure longevity and create a stick-resistant surface. This involves washing and oiling the entire piece, then heating it slightly in the oven so that the oil penetrates throughout the pores. After curing, the cookware is ready for a long and happy life in your kitchen – just make sure to add a few drops of oil after each wash. Rosetta Soapstone Cookware is currently available on Vancouver Island at: Ingredients Health Food and Apple Cafe2031 Store StreetVictoria, BC(250) 590-6177www.ingredientshealthfood.com The Community Farm Store101-330 Duncan St., Duncan, BC(250) 748-6227http://communityfarmstore.ca Orders accepted by phone & email through Rosetta Soapstone Kitchenware website: cookingEdibleskitchensshopping SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Guest Writer We get many people writing guest articles for us, as well as past contributors. This is the Guest ... Read More You may also like Bar / Recipes February 27, 2020 Kuma Bitters For those who can’t be bothered to finesse and monitor the blending process of the three-jar method written about in March| April’s Bar 101, here ... Read More Food News October 1, 2019 Rancho Vignola – Vancouver Island Harvest Sale Rancho Vignola – New Crop Nuts & Dried Fruit is hosting its annual Vancouver Island Harvest Sale on November 29th and 30th at ... Read More Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Causes / Chefs / Events / Food Heroes / Sustainability August 30, 2019 An Evening with Chef Ned Bell and Ocean Wise On August 20, 2019, Ocean Wise and Eagle Wing Whale and Wildlife Watching Tours teamed up to present the first in a series of speaker events in ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Dessert / Recipes / Sponsored February 26, 2018 DIY Blueberry & Lemon Curd Shortcakes in a Jar Are you in need of some inspiration? Foods in a jar just seem to taste better, after all we do eat with our eyes first. A Do-It-Yourself Blueberry ... Read More Comments are closed.