A large metal stockpot with handles, used to cook collard greens at the Florida Avenue Grill restaurant in Washington, DC. The pot is cylindrical with a rolled lip. Two (2) handles are bolted into the sides of the pot below the top rim with four (4) bolts each. The entire lower exterior half of the stockpot is charred and blackened from use. No manufacturer's mark is visible.
A 3-quart "Magnalite Classic"-brand pot manufactured by World Kitchen, LLC. The pot and handles are single-piece cast aluminum. The lid is from the same material excepting the handle. The bottom of the pot reads [Magnalite® / CLASSIC / 3Qt./2.8L / Made in China / R01j].
Cooking and dining
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Dooky Chase's Restaurant and Chef Leah Chase