The Lodge Cast Iron Cookbook: A Treasury of Timeless, Delicious Recipes

The Lodge Cast Iron Cookbook: A Treasury of Timeless, Delicious Recipes

by The Lodge Company


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The Lodge Cast Iron Cookbook: A Treasury of Timeless, Delicious Recipes by The Lodge Company

Cast iron cooking is back in vogue! From America's most chic restaurants to the countless kitchens of avid home cooks, everyone is rediscovering the joy of cooking with classic cast iron. Cast iron cooking has always been a kitchen favorite with its even heating, great heat retention and its flexibility to go outdoors and grill or cook over an open fire. According to Esquire magazine, cast iron cookware "will enrich your eggs and burgers, it's impossible to break and it will last longer than you."

And now with The Lodge Cast Iron Cookbook, every cook will learn the simple, savory secrets of cast iron cookery. From the kitchens of Lodge, America's leading manufacturer of cast iron cookware, this unique cookbook offers over 200 mouthwatering recipes. The delectable dishes range from breakfast specials to the secrets of great fried food, to soups and stews, biscuits and baked goods, fish, veggies and finally those sweet finales. And the book features favorite cast iron cooking recipes by well-known cooks such as Bill and Cheryl Jamison, Nick Malgieri and Allison Fishman. Special cooking lessons include cast iron cooking basics and how to enjoy open air cooking and grilling.

This special culinary delight features great cooking stories and intriguing vignettes on the history and legend and lore of cast iron cooking. Each unique recipe, culled from cooks across the country, is illustrated with four-color photography. Published in a special flexible binding, this cookbook will be a keepsake treasured by all cooks.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780848734343
Publisher: Time Inc. Books
Publication date: 02/07/2012
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 190,422
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

The Lodge Company, a family-owned, family operated business, makes its home in South Pittsburg, Tennessee -- a tiny community nestled along the Cumberland Plateau of the Appalachian Mountains. Founded in 1896 by Joseph Lodge, Lodge has been manufacturing quality cast-iron cookware for 112 years. It is the only American manufacturer of cast iron cookware, and has been extraordinarily savvy about pleasing its customers. Not forgetting its roots, Lodge still produces unseasoned cast iron products as well as cookware for outdoor and camp cooking. Understanding that tastes change, however, several years ago Lodge developed and introduced a line of pre-seasoned cookware and enameled cast-iron cookware, both of which have been extraordinarily successful. Not even the most expensive stainless and aluminum cookware can rival the even heating, heat retention, durability and value of Lodge Cast Iron. Its legendary cooking performance keeps it on the list of kitchen essentials for great chefs and home kitchens alike. Lodge released a book in 2003, A Skillet Full, a self-published book in conjunction with their local historical society and sold over 130,000 copies with limited distribution. The power of the Lodge brand crosses platforms and conjures up memories of home cooking for millions of Americans. Its rich heritage and quality cookware not only offers a nostalgic connection to cooking but transcends multiple generations of savvy cooks.

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The Lodge Cast Iron Cookbook: A Treasury of Timeless, Delicious Recipes 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Quiversquest More than 1 year ago
I first saw this cookbook in a big box store locally. I had recently started cooking more and more with cast iron pans. I had a couple of Calphalon pans, but I had recently purchased a 12" Lodge pan. I had used that pan a lot in the past few weeks and really liked it. Lodge pans are made right here in the USA, unlike others. They are well made from a family-run business with a record of quality and making appropriate changes as technology advances. We both like this cookbook, the recipes are well written, there are some recipes that I never imagined. I like cookbooks that take me in new directions and let me try something I've never tried before. Ranging from simple to elaborate, the recipes have all kinds of skill levels. There is great introductory info at the beginning of the cookbook, telling you to how to cook well with this particular type of pan. Also, there are helpful tips throughout the book as well, some of which have become part of my cooking wisdom already. If you like cooking with cast iron, this may be a valuable addition to your cookbook library.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this for my husband who loves to cook...along with a cast iron griddle recently. He loves the ideas in the cookbook and now we will be purchasing a Lodge Cast Iron skillet to cook meals in. I am really looking forward to the peach cobbler!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This cookbook was requested by my husband, a dutch oven aficionado. He liked it so well we bought another as a gift. It has also been a favorite among his dutch oven friends. The recipes use ingredients found in your local grocery store; however they may combine them in a new or different way--just enough to raise interest and make you want to try them, but not so strange the family would turn up their noses. My favorite so far is "Cast Iron-Roasted Red Potatoes with Rosemary and Onion." The recipe comments and side stories are interesting as well as informative.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought the books for myself and my Daughter we both really like them. She cooks only in cast and I have a few pieces I use so I thought this would be great to use, and it is Thank you,
Spaghetti More than 1 year ago
My friends have cooked with cast iron for years. Once I looked in the Lodge Cast Iron cookbook I knew I had to have it. Now that I have it, I have been cooking up a storm! I love it! Tasty, tasty recipes. My family really enjoys the meals and desserts I make.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lots of great reciepes!
Polly215 More than 1 year ago
This is the Best Cast Iron Cookbook out there! and did you know that by using a Cast Iron Skillet or any other Cast Iron Cookware you increase your Iron intake! But, the cookbook goes step by step and the pictures are Great! I bought one and gave it away for a B-Day Present and then Bought myself one.... Again Highly recommended!
RalphH More than 1 year ago
Just started reading this last night...and great reading so far!
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As a southerner I saw many recipies that I was familiar with. Detailed instructions were very useful. Stories and background information was interesting. You'll be happy you bought this book!
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Del70 More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing! Thank you Lodge for releasing a new spiritual tome dedicated to the very soul of cooking! I wanted to forget everything I know so I could learn it all over again...