Everything that exists is there for a reason. But as times change, the roster of objects, and ways of using them, changes. Things that were once current become outdated. This constant change is also present in matters related to food. Things that were once commonplace vanish and will never return, or when they can be seen, it is not in kitchens but in museums.
BLAST FROM THE PAST: ‘Kuay tio khae’ is still a popular dish, but it has evolved over the years.
But there is one more way in which we might run into things that we believed were gone forever. They come into the hands of people who make food for sale, and who think that, if they use antique equipment to prepare it, customers will think they have happened onto an old and venerable restaurant where food is cooked the old-fashioned way.