Cast Iron Cooking for Dummies (Paperback)

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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 saute pans behind?<...

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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.
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 saute 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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ISBN 9780764537141
Genre COOKING / Methods / Special Appliances
Format Paperback
Pages 360
Publisher Date 2003-10-31 00:00:00.0
Publisher For Dummies
Copyright Year 20030601
Height 9.0 in
Wdth 7.5 in
Thickness 1.0 in
Unit weight 1.2 lb
Language English
Series Name For Dummies Series
Audience General/trade
Authors Barr, Tracy L.

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  • care and using your iron works

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

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  • many choices and easy to prepare

    good cook book with hints and preparation for an authentic cast iron cooking

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  • Cast-Iron Cooking for Dummies

    excellent intro book for using cast-iron 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.

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  • Cooking for Dummies

    Great book. Very informative. Basics with great recipies.

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  • definitely for dummies

    I thought this book insulted my intelligence, but then again, it's titled "for dummies". I was disappointed with the recipes that were in the book. Bummer.

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