What factors led to the current state of cookware in different parts of the world?
Stupid question #1
E.G. American cookware does have a little of everything.. but for the most part it (in the average American home) consists of standard pots, pans, and sheets.
Other countries use things like Woks and other such open bowled cookware, sticks, stones, and all sorts of other things.
What led to this “split” in technological advance? Has tradition led people to retain their current style of cookware? What’s going on with it now? Will it change for us in the future?
Not only the cookware itself, but cooking methods are similar in regional/localized areas. What’s the deal? This is the kind of thing I think about while cooking…..