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Cast-Iron Cooking For Dummies

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2008

    Very helpful for a first time cast iron user.

    Seeing that I was born in the 80's, I was not fortunate enough to grow up with meals cooked with cast iron. I knew nothing other than the not so sturdy and poisonous Teflon. Boo! I just bought my first cast iron skillet about a month ago, and was totally clueless as to what to do with it. I got different advice from different people, and I didn't know who's advice to follow. I just received this book 3 days ago, and it has been super helpful to me. The first part of the book gives some background information about cast iron, gives pointers on how to find good quality cast iron, tells how to season a skillet, and then how to care for your skillet so that you build upon your seasoning. Then the rest of the book has lots of recipes, including desserts. There's even a chapter on outdoor cooking for those who like to cook on either an outdoor grill or on a camp fire. Along with the recipes, the book includes helpful cooking tips. If you're an experienced cast iron cook, then you may find the first part of the book a bit tedious. Most of the book, though, is of recipes. So if you're interested in having some more recipes, then the book can still be helpful.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012

    great reference

    this book will give you all the information you will need to know about maintaing old and new cast-iron cookware.also a lot of useful recipes to use in skllets and dutch ovens.perfect for a dummie like me.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 17, 2011

    Highly Recommended-you must check it out!!!

    I LOVED this book!!! It is perfect for any cast iron owner...especially a new one. It has lots of easy and awesome recipes, tips and tricks for using cast iron, and has some humor too. One of my favorite recipes is the Pineapple Upside Down Cake. It is so easy to make and very delicious!!! :)

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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