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 Dessert / Recipes / Sponsored July 18, 2017 Summer’s Ice Cream wishes you a Happy National Ice Cream Month! This month, dessert lovers across Canada will be raising their bowls and waffle cones in delicious recognition of NATIONAL ICE CREAM MONTH, with ... Read More 2017 Issues / The Big Picture July 3, 2017 Summer Issue of EAT Magazine Available in Print & Digital Versions The July/August 2017 issue of EAT is out and on the streets. Pick-up your copy today at your favourite grocer, deli, wine shop, café or book store. ... Read More Dessert / Recipes June 26, 2017 Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Lemon Meringue Pie Lip-smacking looks and punchy lemon flavour result in a seriously delicious gluten and dairy-free dessert. If you’re not up for making a ... Read More Get Fresh / One ingredient May 18, 2017 Fiddleheads: Take a walk on the wild side GET FRESH With a particularly long and chilly winter behind us, and snow shovels safely stowed away, you might say we are starving for glimpses of ... Read More Good For You May 2, 2017 Grocery Finds Giveaway – Enter the Draw to Win Greetings my fellow wholesome food lovers. Welcome to another edition of Good-For-You Grocery Finds! I hope you had a wonderful, chocolate-filled ... Read More Get Fresh / One ingredient March 21, 2017 Brassica Greens “Get Fresh” Produce shopping is evolving into an art form, or perhaps more of a sport. The demands made of local markets are known to be ... Read More Comments are closed.