starts out shiny, but it changes. It tells your
story, it tells the story, it tells its story.”
Why cook with copper? The metal
heats up and cools down quickly, giving
the cook control that other materials, such
as stainless steel, cast iron, or aluminum,
don’t. The tin lining also acquires a season-
ing, making the pots inherently nonstick.
“The pans speak to the way people who are
passionate about food want to cook,” says
Hamann. “There is a purpose beyond the
profits that is moving these moments for
people, making the meals something special and making people feel really proud of
how they are serving, how they are cooking.
Meals are coming out of an incredibly gor-
geous, romantic piece of cookware.”
While some people see copper pans as
old-fashioned, Hamann loves how “they
bring authenticity to a squeaky-clean mod-
ern kitchen. Putting something like this
on your stove puts appreciation into your
cooking, it puts it into your food and into
the moments that you have with your fam-
ily and friends. It takes the mundane and the
everyday and brings it to the artistic.”
East Coast Tinning retinning service and
com. Duparquet, Huot & Moneuse Co. line,
“retired” copper cookware, eastcoasttinning.
duparquet.com, is available at Farm & Fable, 251
Shawmut Avenue, Boston, farmandfable.com;
Nantucket Looms, 51 Main Street, Nantucket,
MA, nantucketlooms.com; Ocean House, 1 Bluff
Avenue, Watch Hill, RI; and Stock Culinary Goods,
756 Hope Street, Providence, RI, stockpvd.com.
hamann polishes a small copper pan in his
East Greenwich, Rhode Island, plant, where he
both restores vintage copper pots and pans and
manufactures new ones.