Cast Skillet


My object for the Tenement Museum is a cast iron skillet, similar to the cast iron skillets, which my family has used in the past, around the time of my 6th Generation Grandmother(as far as we know). The cast iron skillet is a type of pan that is made of cast iron, which is especially helpful for frying and deep frying southern food, like  fried chicken, greens, sweet potato pie, and gumbo. Also, the original cast iron that is what the current one resembles, is about 50 or 60 years old, and of course, I wouldn’t be able to safely get my hands on something that sacred and fragile to my family!My family’s culture/past from a different country isn’t 100 percentproven to be from a certain, but we are pretty sure my Mom’s side is somewhere around Ireland, because of the last names like Hendricks, and Nisewinder. My Dad’s side has the last name of Spagnola, which in Italian, means Spanish woman. With my cast iron skillet, I can cook a lot of great food.

Place(s): Ireland, Italy

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Relationship:  Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more