While roaming about on Food52 recently, I noticed they were selling Mason Cash mixing bowls. Hmm. . . I thought to myself, there’s something about the earthenware bowls that looks familiar. Then it occurred to me! My mother had an embossed bowl similar in design. We called it the cake mixing bowl. As I recall, it had a small chip on the edge and eventually a crack that put it out of commission.
A Design Classic
For those with a bent for kitchen nostalgia, Mason Cash is replicating the look they began in the early 1800s, but in an array of sizes, shapes, and colors. Supposedly this British-designed pottery seldom chips or fades and is dishwasher, microwave and freezer friendly.
Bowl of Inspiration
One of the Mason Cash sets has a wildlife theme, featuring either a fox, owl, rabbit, bear, or hedgehog. There are collectors, of course, who get them all. But I want their Forest Batter Bowl with the bas-relief design, spout, and handle (shown at the top of page).
On second thought, maybe I need the cake mixing bowl, too. It would rekindle childhood memories of my mother’s kitchen and, perhaps, provide the inspiration I need to bake more often.
The pottery is available in St. Louis at Sur La Table, Bed Bath & Beyond, World Market, Kitchen Conservatory, and online at Amazon and Food52.
There’s even a Mason Cash dog bowl designed for the discerning pooch.