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Cast-Iron Cooking For Dummies : For Dummies - Tracy Barr

Cast-Iron Cooking For Dummies

For Dummies

Paperback Published: 17th October 2003
ISBN: 9780764537141
Number Of Pages: 360

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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 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.


Part I: Coming Around to Cast-Iron Cooking.

Chapter 1: Welcome to Cast-Iron Cooking.

Chapter 2: Selecting Cast-Iron Cookware.

Chapter 3: This Little Pan of Mine, I’m Gonna Make It Shine: Seasoning Cast Iron.

Chapter 4: Caring for Cast Iron.

Chapter 5: Cast-Iron Cooking Techniques.

Part II: Main-Dish Cast-Iron Recipes.

Chapter 6: It’s Meat for Dinner Tonight.

Chapter 7: Tastes Like Chicken (and Turkey).

Chapter 8: Fish, Shellfish, and One Amphibian.

Chapter 9: One-Dish Meals.

Part III: Cast-Iron Sides and Sweet Endings.

Chapter 10: Vegetables Even Your Kids Will Love.

Chapter 11: Cornbread and Biscuits.

Chapter 12: Pancakes, Muffins, and More.

Chapter 13: Delectable Desserts.

Part IV: Cast-Iron Cooking for the Great Outdoors — and Beyond.

Chapter 14: Cooking Around the Campfire.

Chapter 15: Anyone Game?

Chapter 16: Going Global with Recipes from Around the World.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 17: Ten Ways to Make Your Cast Iron Last a Lifetime (or Longer).

Chapter 18: Ten Dishes Best Suited to Cast Iron.

Chapter 19: Ten Tips for Surefire Success.

Appendix: Metric Conversion Guide.


ISBN: 9780764537141
ISBN-10: 0764537148
Series: For Dummies
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 17th October 2003
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.62 x 18.8  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 1

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