Kitchen Pigs in Americana Style
Americana Style Pigs are a Fun Country Farmhouse Theme in Kitchen Accessories, Tableware and Decor
Pigs in your kitchen? Sure, when you do a pig theme kitchen in Americana style, these porky little barnyard friends are country chic!
Made of traditional materials like stoneware, cast-iron, and gorgeous Vermont maple wood, based on vintage patterns or sprung from the creative imaginations of American artists, from a salt pig to a bacon press, pig designs in kitchen accessories make an appealing theme for any country kitchen.
For your own kitchen or for a gift for a pig-loving friend, you'll be delighted with the Americana kitchen pigs here - many of them handcrafted in the USA!
Bacon Press Pigs - Have you heard of a Bacon Press before?
When you're cooking bacon, a cast-iron press keeps your bacon flat to cook more evenly, instead of curling up, as well as helping to contain the bacon fat from splattering. (Many years ago, my grandmother used to use the lid from her old woodstove for the same purpose, fitting it down inside the skillet to contain the heat and the spattering fat inside the pan.) You'll find the bacon press pig is also handy for cooking grilled sandwiches, burgers, quesadillas, etc., helping your food to cook more quickly.
Photo: ROCKlava by spitecho, on Flickr [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en_CA)]
Pig-Shaped Maple Wood Cutting Board - Handmade in USA
One of the most beautifully warm-colored and durable hardwoods, maple is well understood by the skilled artisans of Vermont who handcrafted these charming pig-shaped wood cutting boards.Did you know that natural wood is actually more hygienic than most manmade materials for a cutting board? (Check out the UC DAvis study if you need to convince your housemate of this!)
It's almost hard to imagine using a cutting board so attractive for the job of work under a sharp knife, isn't it? But there's a long Americana tradition of whimsical cutting boards to add pleasure to the kitchen chores, so go ahead and enjoy your wooden pig! Or, perhaps, reserve him for use as a cheese board, if you really want to keep your pig pristine.
Americana Stoneware Hampshire Pigs - Handmade Casserole and Kitchen Accessories
Hampshire Pigs for your Kitchen and Table - Handmade in USA
All of these charming pig kitchen pieces have a tendency to sell out quickly, and it can take a while for the handmade works to get back in stock - because they're made by hand - so do plan ahead if you wish to buy a pig or several for a specific date, for a special dinner or to give as a gift.
This open-mouthed pig-inspired container for your essential kitchen utensils is a charmer with big ears and yawning maw.
Piggy Salt Pig - Whimsical Version of a Traditional Salt Keeper
Here's another one of those old-fashioned kitchen gadgets that you won't know you needded... until you have one and use it for a while, then you'll wonder how you managed without a salt pig! Beside the stove to grab a pinch of salt for cooking, on the table to hold your coarse salt or kosher salt that won't work in a salt shaker, or in the bathroom to hold salt for your neti pot, you'll find lots of places in your home for this cute pig-shaped stoneware jar or "pig" based on the essential kitchen container familiar to cooks for centuries.
Glazed inside and out, the salt pig is dishwasher safe. It measures 5 inches tall, about 2-3/4 inches in diameter, and holds about 6 ounces of salt. Available in Pink,Blue and Oatmeal colors. The small spoon is included.