Limerick Ode To The Stove

Limerick Ode To The Stove
By Madeleine Begun Kane

A stove is a handy device.
For cooking, some say, it works nice.
I can’t speak to that fact,
For I don’t interact
Well with kitchens. I can, though, boil rice.

Today in Kitchen History: On June 11, 1793, Robert Haeterick was granted the first American stove patent for a stove design of cast iron.

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2 Responses to “Limerick Ode To The Stove”

  1. Well, you’re one up on me, Mad. I can boil the water, but have never had enough nerve to toss in the rice.

  2. z. alexi says:

    Jeez…how inept am I? I boil water to pour into lavender water bottle [w/plopping lid; Staples]. Stroll into PC room, forget water’s on stove…Zounds! Hours later, the smell of roasted Teflon whiffs by… Gadzooks! Another $28 pot kaput. [3 or 4 p.a., she said blushing.]