A skillet for all reasons

Hi Everyone,

It is excellent for baking, roasting, toasting, frying, searing and sautéing. It can go from the stovetop to the oven. It can go from the oven to the table. It can be used for indoor and outdoor cooking. It lasts a lifetime. It can be handed down from one generation to the next, that’s how sturdy and durable it is. What is it? A cast iron skillet.

I almost never recommend that people buy specific tools and equipment because you can cook with whatever you currently have in your kitchen.  I make an exception in this case because this is one piece of kitchen equipment, which, like I said, will last you a lifetime and can be used for a variety of cooking methods. Don’t get me wrong, it is not that you MUST have a cast iron skillet, but if you’ve been thinking about getting one, don’t hesitate, you won’t regret it. Hold a sec though, before you rush out of the house to the kitchen store or wherever you buy your cookware, call up some relatives and friends of the older generation and see if they still have theirs. If they do, then you’re in business. All you’ll need to do is clean it up.

Cast iron cookware has been around for centuries and then it went out of style as other metals became popular, easier to market and certainly more attractive to the eye. As such, many people gave  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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