Tuesday, 30 September 2014

The Simple Things In Life


During a recent trip to Halifax, we visited a shop that sells all kinds of tools and equipment.  This Tala Cook's Dry Measure caught my eye, as I've been wanting one for ages.

There was a card tag attached to it giving a little bit of information about the history of Tala, which is one of Britain's oldest brands: the company has been in business since 1899.

This clever dry measure has been made by hand in Liverpool since the 1920s and the only change to the production process was the addition of metric measures to the imperial ones.  Such a handy tool to have around when cookery books vary between imperial and metric measures, depending on when they were published.

I haven't had a chance to try it out yet, as our kitchen is in a state of upheaval due to some refinishing of the cupboard where I store all of my baking equipment.  I'm looking forward to getting back to normal and being able to do some serious baking soon.

1 comment:

VintagePretty said...

Hi Marie!

That cook's measure does look useful and pleasantly retro. I like Tala cookware; they do really useful things like offset palette knives, icing bags and silicone tongs that have all become oft-used equipment in our kitchen :)

I look forward to seeing the cakes and delicacies that you produce with it!

Best wishes,
Tash