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Cast Iron Care: Making an Oldie New Again

  The term “age ain't nothing but a number” couldn’t be truer when talking about cast iron. This classic cookware may take a touch more love to keep in great condition, but what about cooking isn’t ...

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Food Comics: Cast Iron Care Guide

We are pleased to introduce Food Comics from The Chopping Block where our resident Cartoonist Tom O'Brien illustrates his cooking adventures. It's no secret how much we love cast iron and how often ...

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Stock Your Arsenal: What are You Cooking With?

  Is one of your new year's resolutions to start cooking more? Did Santa bring you that Le Creuset Braiser or KitchenAide Stand Mixer you wanted? If not, this is the best time of year to get great ...

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Fall in Love with Le Creuset

  Iconic, indestructible, intimidating? Since 1925, Le Creuset has set the standard for homemade haute cuisine.

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Cast Iron Conundrum: Le Creuset or Lodge?

The answer to this question is YES! I actually suggest both of these brands. While they are both cast iron and can perform many of the same functions, I’ve found it worthwhile to have several styles ...

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Bread Baking 101: Skillet Bread

  I consider myself to be more of a cook than a baker. And that’s mostly because I love savory food over sweet food. So when I bake, I mostly make bread. Now I know working with yeast can be ...

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Use a Cast Iron Pan To Cook Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Dessert

  I’m often asked when teaching a cooking class about the virtues of cast iron. It’s one of the easiest questions to answer, as well as one of the most difficult ones. Most home cooks love the ...

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Caring for your Cast Iron

Caring for cast iron can seem daunting. There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about seasoning and cleaning cast iron, but I hope to clear those up with a few simple tips. Cast iron skillets and ...

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Are You Baking in your Cast Iron Pan?

During my travels last month, I stayed with friends in their new house. As the curator of an amazing museum and an authority on rare books and maps, their lives are full of cool stuff. I expected ...

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Cast Iron: Your Must-Have Camping Cookware

Taking a camping trip is something my husband and I have always wanted to do with our kids. We told ourselves that as soon as our little ones got a bit older and more independent we would take the ...

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