Cast Iron Cooking For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 4, 2011 - Cooking - 360 pages
In some cooking circles, cast iron gets a bad rep – people think it's old-fashioned, heavy, and hard to take care of. And really, how often do folks nowadays need to hitch up a mule and wagon and leave civilization and Teflon-coated sauté pans behind?

True, cast iron is old; it's been around since the Middle Ages. And it is heavy. No one can dispute that even a small, cast-iron pot has a heft to it that no other cookware has. Nevertheless, cast-iron cookware has a place in today's kitchens, and that doesn’t mean simply hanging on the wall for decoration. Cast iron has much to offer modern-day cooks; it's easy to use, easy to care for, economical, versatile, and durable, and let's face it, it has a nostalgic appeal that no other cookware has. But more compelling than all those reasons is that it's a great cookware that makes great food. In fact, most cast-iron cooks will tell you that food cooked in cast iron tastes better than food cooked in anything else!

Cast-Iron Cooking For Dummies is for those cooks who may want to inject a little adventure and variety into their cooking. If you've never even thought of using cast-iron cookware, or you have a few cast-iron pots lying around, you'll discover all you need to know about making great food using cast iron. Here just a sampling of what you'll find in Cast-Iron Cooking For Dummies:

  • Selecting the right cast-iron cookware for you
  • Seasoning a new cast-iron pan
  • Caring for your cast-iron cookware
  • Discovering techniques to enhance your cast-iron cooking
  • Enjoying cast-iron cooking in the Great Outdoors
  • Tons of delicious recipes, from main and side dishes to desserts and international dishes
  • Top Ten lists on ways to make your cast-iron cookware last longer, the best dishes suited for cast iron, and tips for achieving success in cast-iron cooking

So, whether you're a cooking novice or an experienced chef, you can find plenty of enjoyment from cooking with cast iron – and Cast-Iron Cooking For Dummies can show you the way.

 

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CastIron Cooking for Dummies

User Review  - undc - Overstock.com

excellent intro book for using castiron cooking vessels. Includes care and use instructions and a wide range of recipes. We plan to cook over campfires and especially appreciate the section on outdoor cooking. Read full review

care and using your iron works

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really good information on using and the care of cast iron cookware Read full review

Contents

Title
Coming Around to CastIron Cooking
Caring for Cast Iron
Heat and Temperature Control
ItsMeat for Dinner Tonight
Corn Dogs
Tastes Like Chicken and Turkey
Honey Barbecued Broilers
One Amphibian
OneDish Meals
Louisiana Seafood Gumbo
Rallying around Rice
Pork andSausage Jambalaya

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About the author (2011)

Tracy Barr is the coauthor of Adoption For Dummies and Latin For Dummies. Lodge Manufacturing is America's oldest family-owned cookware manufacturer and the sole domestic cast-iron cookware foundry.

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