Cook it in Cast Iron

Discusses the correct use and maintenance of cast-iron cookware and provides recipes for the wide range of dishes that can be prepared using it, including classic entrées, breakfasts, and baked goods.

Cook it in Cast Iron

Author: America's Test Kitchen (Firm)

Publisher: America's Test Kitchen

ISBN: 1940352487

Page: 293

View: 871

"The cast-iron skillet, that sturdy, versatile, traditional kitchen workhorse, is being rediscovered by today's savvy home cooks. It is an essential multitasker that 85% of us own but far fewer of us reach for daily, mostly because we have one or two recipes we use it for and that's it. Enter the experts at America's Test Kitchen, who have perfected the classic dishes everyone knows and loves (steak, perfect fried eggs, cornbread) but have also developed 120 surprising, and inspiring recipes (skillet apple pie, pizza, cinnamon swirl bread) that will move your cast iron to the front of the cabinet."

Cast Iron Kitchen

Full of fresh ingredients and easy-to-assemble fare, Cast Iron Kitchen is perfect for outdoor fun, backyard cookouts, or home-cooked meals.

Cast Iron Kitchen

Author: Jesseca Hallows

Publisher: Cedar Fort, Inc.

ISBN: 146212741X

Page: 144

View: 126

Nothing tastes better than a meal cooked in cast iron!, Iron These delicious and inventive recipes for breakfast, dinner, and dessert put a new twist on classic cooking. From campout casual to first-date fancy, find a meal perfect for your needs from recipes including: Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal, Lasagna Skillet, Crispy Chicken Strips, Bruschetta Chicken, Apple-Baked Pork Chops, Skillet Pizza, Lemon-Baked Chicken, Jalapeño Popper Dip, Balsamic Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Cherry Crumble Blueberry Pie, Snickerdoodle Biscuits. With guides for seasoning, cleaning, and storing your cast iron vessels as well as restoring rusted pieces, both beginners and cast iron veterans can find something new to try. Full of fresh ingredients and easy-to-assemble fare, Cast Iron Kitchen is perfect for outdoor fun, backyard cookouts, or home-cooked meals.

Cooking in Cast Iron

An introduction to the benefits of cooking with cast iron cookware furnishes more than 150 recipes--including main and side dishes, breads, and desserts--that demonstrate the versatility of cast iron, featuring such delectable treats as Pan ...

Cooking in Cast Iron

Author: Mara Reid Rogers

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781557883674

Page: 238

View: 433

An introduction to the benefits of cooking with cast iron cookware furnishes more than 150 recipes--including main and side dishes, breads, and desserts--that demonstrate the versatility of cast iron, featuring such delectable treats as Pan-Fried Catfish, Mexican Rise with Annatto and Avocado, Bananas Foster, and Red Pepper Gorgonzola Bread Pudding. Original.

MaryJanes Cast Iron Kitchen

Or a Dutch baby so perfectly stand-up crisp around the edges yet silky soft in the middle, the lyrics to ‘Cry Like a Baby’ get stuck in your head.”—MaryJane Butters, from the Author’s Note

MaryJanes Cast Iron Kitchen

Author: MaryJane Butters

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 1423648048

Page: 224

View: 538

In her newest cookbook, MaryJane Butters offers 110-plus recipes for cooking in cast iron skillets, griddles, Dutch ovens, and other pans. Step-by-step instructions and beautiful photography accompany recipes such as Asparagus and Mushroom Quiche with Potato Crust, Chicken and Biscuit Skillet Pie, Ham Dinner on the Half Peel, and Rhubarb-Raspberry Pandowdy. The recipes for breads, breakfasts, soups, casseroles, main dishes, pies, and other desserts are sure to satisfy the hungriest of appetites. Preparing meals in this tried-and-true cookware just got easier with MaryJane’s farmhouse recipes, cooking tips, and cookware care. MaryJane Butters publishes MaryJanesFarm magazine from her organic farm in Idaho and manages several product lines. This is her seventh book.

Cast Iron Cooking

This book's a dandy, packed with great information and criminally delicious recipes, all well sprinkled with Livingston's peppery wit. So long, wimpy pots and Teflon skillets!

Cast Iron Cooking

Author: A. D. Livingston

Publisher: Lyons Press

ISBN: 9781599219813

Page: 151

View: 686

Five back-to-basics Cooking Classics by A. D. Livingston— with new designs Nothing cooks better than cast iron. Here at last is a cookbook for this most simple and versatile cookware, favorite of campfires and country kitchens for generations. With complete directions for seasoning and care, Cast-Iron Cooking features over seventy-five recipes, from johnnycakes to blackened redfish—all ladled out with A. D. Livingston's unique blend of good humor, savvy cooking sense, and plain talk. “Cast-iron cooking may be the wave of the past, but A. D. Livingston has brought it back to the future. This book's a dandy, packed with great information and criminally delicious recipes, all well sprinkled with Livingston's peppery wit. So long, wimpy pots and Teflon skillets! Cast iron is back!” —Patrick McManus, author of The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw “A kitchen without cast iron is like a schooner without sails. A. D. Livingston has got his 'old black magic' down to an art—a simmering, aromatic art.” —John Egerton, author of Southern Food A. D. Livingston writes a regular column for Gray's Sporting Journal and is the author of more than a dozen cookbooks, including Cast-Iron Cooking; Cold-Smoking and Salt-Curing Meat, Fish, and Game; The Curmudgeon's Book of Skillet Cooking; Jerky; Sausage; The Freshwater Fish Cookbook; The Whole Grain Cookbook; and On the Grill. He cooks, fishes, hunts, and writes in Wewahitchka, Florida.

Cast Iron Cookbook 2021

With this book, you will discover: The most amazing features of the Cast Iron, and how to get the most out of it Care guide to preparing, seasoning, cleaning, drying and storing your Cast Iron Cooking tips and tools for the best Cast Iron ...

Cast Iron Cookbook 2021

Author: Steven Woods

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781802141009

Page: 116

View: 131

★ 55% OFF for Bookstores! NOW at $ 15.29 instead of $ 33.97! LAST DAYS! ★ Your Customers Never Stop to Use this Awesome Cookbook! Would you like to perfect cook your food in a fast and easy way? Do you want to become a master of Cast Iron in a matter of days, and spend quality time with your kids and best friends? I can recommend to get "Cast Iron Cookbook 2021: 50+ Quick & Easy Cast Iron Recipes" which is the best BBQ & Grill recipe book on the market. The ultimate camping cookbook using Cast Iron for preparing beef, pork, lamb, poultry, ham, fish, seafood, and other foods. If you are planning to go to the wilderness and go camping for a few days or an RV trip for more than just a few days, then you need to be smart about what you are bringing with you. The things you bring should be compact enough and also able to fulfil your desires and do their job properly. The same goes for kitchen equipment. With this book, you will discover: The most amazing features of the Cast Iron, and how to get the most out of it Care guide to preparing, seasoning, cleaning, drying and storing your Cast Iron Cooking tips and tools for the best Cast Iron cooking experience A great variety of quick and tasty recipes, including: Wholesome Breakfast recipes Mouthwatering Poultry, Beef, Pork and Lamb recipes Soups and Stews Fish and Seafood Vegetarian and side dishes Even if you are a complete beginner at cooking, with the detailed information included in this book you will be able to delight your camping guests on every occasion. What are you waiting for? Buy it NOW and let your customers get addicted to this amazing book ★ 55% OFF for Bookstores! NOW at $ 15.29 instead of $ 33.97! LAST DAYS! ★

Utopia Kitchen Cast Iron Skillet

The cast-iron skillet is a sturdy, versatile, traditional kitchen workhorse that 85% of us own but far fewer of us reach for daily, mostly because we have one or two recipes we use it for and otherwise it stays in the back of the cabinet.

Utopia Kitchen Cast Iron Skillet

Author: Derek Canfield

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781801666688

Page: 116

View: 351

The cast-iron skillet is a sturdy, versatile, traditional kitchen workhorse that 85% of us own but far fewer of us reach for daily, mostly because we have one or two recipes we use it for and otherwise it stays in the back of the cabinet. Discover the range of flavors you can unleash when you cook with cast iron. The Perfect Cuisinel Cast Iron Skillet Cookbook is a must-have for unlocking the full potential of your skillet, featuring guidance on getting started and some recipes perfectly suited for home cooks of all skill levels.Recipes include: Dungeness Crab Cakes with Tarragon Aioli; Dutch Baby (puffed pancake with lemon and powdered sugar); Grilled Prosciutto-Wrapped Radicchio; and Warm Pear Upside Down Cake. Filled with color photographs and easy one-pan recipes All the meals are prepared by taking into consideration your everyday needs. There are even recipes that can cater for any special occasion or event!

Dutch Oven and Cast Iron Cooking Revised and Expanded Second Edition

This expanded edition offers new meal ideas plus valuable tips for seasoning, cleaning, drying, and storing cast iron cookware.

Dutch Oven and Cast Iron Cooking  Revised and Expanded Second Edition

Author: Peg Couch

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

ISBN: 9781565239111

Page: 200

View: 656

Discover how to use the classic Dutch oven in either your kitchen or the great outdoors, with more than 100 mouth-watering recipes. This expanded edition offers new meal ideas plus valuable tips for seasoning, cleaning, drying, and storing cast iron cookware.

The Cast Iron Skillet Cookbook

The Cast Iron Skillet Cookbook

Author: Sharon Kramis

Publisher:

ISBN: 1570619050

Page: 208

View: 549

"The cast iron skillet is the original gourmet cooking tool. Your grandmother used one, and so does Emeril. The chef's secret is that some dishes come out better using a $20 cast iron than a $200 super-stainless-copper pan. The fact is, it gets hotter and stays hotter, meat browns better, vegetables get sauted rather than steamed, braised dishes benefit from the even heat, and dessert concoctions turn out with a yummy glaze that's to die for. The mother-daughter team behind this book, Sharon Kramis and Julie Kramis Hearne, have both worked on the cutting edge of the gourmet food world. But when they get together in their home kitchens, they often recall the recipes that have been in their family for generations such as Grandma Kramis' Irish Soda Bread. Their cookbook of 95 great recipes include many classics but also reflects the international fusion that has overtaken cooking along with the desire to use the best and the freshest ingredients. The black skillet can turn out both savory (Dungeness Crab Cakes with Tarragon Aioli, Grilled Prosciutto-Wrapped Radicchio with Balsamic Vinegar and Olive Oil) and sweet (Dutch Baby, Warm Pear Ginger Upside-down Cake). This warm-hearted cookb

Cast Iron Cooking for Two

Yet for many of us, there simply aren't enough hours in the day. Enter the cast iron skillet―the most underestimated tool of the culinary world. Cast Iron Cooking for Two is your cookbook for one-pan meals every night of the week.

Cast Iron Cooking for Two

Author: Darrell Wilson

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781801666367

Page: 102

View: 423

It's no secret that cooking at home is typically healthier and more frugal than going out to eat or ordering delivery. Yet for many of us, there simply aren't enough hours in the day. Enter the cast iron skillet―the most underestimated tool of the culinary world. Cast Iron Cooking for Two is your cookbook for one-pan meals every night of the week. Crispy crusted casseroles, impeccably seared steaks, cakes baked to perfection―cast iron cooking whatever you want, whenever you want it, has never been easier or more satisfying. It is the complete cast iron cookbook, making the best use of this multi-functional pan while keeping mealtimes quick and affordable. The cast iron skillet is a perfect cooking companion for a household of two. And as it's also one of the sturdiest of man's kitchen inventions, the one you have now could be with you through your whole life and hand down to your children! Get Your Copy Today!

The Guide to Master Utopia Kitchen Cast Iron Skillet

Purchase this book and start having fun and getting creative in your kitchen with this magical and revolutionary cooking appliance and this fantastic and useful cookbook

The Guide to Master Utopia Kitchen Cast Iron Skillet

Author: Michael Jones

Publisher: Michael Jones

ISBN: 9781801667852

Page: 124

View: 240

Have you ever imagined the cooking could be made even simpler? Have you ever thought you also can cook elegant serving pieces by using the Cast-Iron Skillet? The Guide to Master Utopia Kitchen Cast-Iron Skillet delivers an easy way to mouth-watering meals. There are 250 homemade recipes in this cookbook: Practical but Fun Meals: All of the recipes had been kitchen-tested for several times, it is worth trying. One-Pot Meals: Turning out each wonderful meal made entirely in one pot, no more clean-up stress, easy and relaxed. Easy-to-Find Ingredients: With fresh, flavorful and easy to prepared ingredients, you shall have a more pleasant grocery shopping at your local place. Purchase this book and start having fun and getting creative in your kitchen with this magical and revolutionary cooking appliance and this fantastic and useful cookbook

Cast Iron Cookbook

Give tradition a fresh new taste with Cast Iron Cookbook. ♥ This book will show you everything you need to know about cast-iron cookware and the many (and often surprising) dishes you can cook and bake in this multitasker of a pan, from ...

Cast Iron Cookbook

Author: Firsttest Michael

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 74

View: 181

Become a real chef with multitasker of a pan! The quintessential recipes for your cast-iron cookware! Discover how simple proper seasoning really is. Get tips for restoring old or heirloom cookware. Learn maintenance tricks that ensure your cast iron will last a lifetime. Cast Iron Cookbook serves up fresh and healthy recipes that reinvent the possibilities of cast iron cooking. This cast Iron Cookbook includes: ✓ Recipes for Every Taste―Serve up a wide range of recipes that include updated comfort food classics, international flavors, plus plenty of vegan, vegetarian, and grain-free options for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert! ✓ Recipes for Every Kitchen―This cast iron cookbook keeps it simple with recipes that only call for a small selection of cast iron cookware. ✓ Caring for Cast Iron―Keep your cookware in perfect condition with the help of detailed guides on seasoning, maintaining, and restoring cast iron. Give tradition a fresh new taste with The Modern Cast Iron Cookbook. This book will show you everything you need to know about cast-iron cookware and the many (and often surprising) dishes you can cook and bake in this multitasker of a pan, from the classic dishes everyone knows and loves like steak, perfect fried eggs, and cornbread, to innovative and inspiring recipes like skillet apple pie, pizza, and cinnamon swirl bread. Cast-Iron Cookbook is sure to be your new favorite kitchen staple! Every recipe has been created with your cast-iron cookware in mind-and we've included gluten-free and vegetarian options for a number of recipes as well. Cast-iron is back-and chefs of all skill levels are learning just how easy it is to incorporate it into their kitchens...no non-stick coatings to worry about scratching or overheating, and oh, what a difference in the taste and texture of your end results (if you've ever had a fried egg from a non-stick pan, you KNOW what we mean)! Once you try any one of these amazing recipes with your favorite cast-iron pan, you'll find there's no need to ever put it away...because you're sure to be using it every day! These original recipes show what you can do with classic cast iron cookware. Plus, with handy labels for 5-ingredient, 30-minute, and 1 hour (or less) recipes, you'll discover how deliciously convenient cast iron cooking can be.

Cast Iron Cookbook

Cast Iron Cookbook: The Ultimate Guide to Cast Iron Cooking The cast-iron skillet is an icon of American cooking and has been used for centuries by cooks who understand its many advantages.

Cast Iron Cookbook

Author: Julia Grady

Publisher: Dylanna Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 194226819X

Page: 190

View: 178

Cast Iron Cookbook: The Ultimate Guide to Cast Iron Cooking The cast-iron skillet is an icon of American cooking and has been used for centuries by cooks who understand its many advantages. You may have memories of your grandparents cooking meals in cast iron pans. In fact, since cast iron will last for generations, you may have those very same pans in your kitchen today! Everything You Need to Know about Cast Iron Cooking This book is the ultimate guide to cast iron cooking, from choosing the right pans, to seasoning them properly, to how to properly clean and store them. In addition to learning the basics of cast iron cooking, the book also includes an abundance of delicious recipes that are specially suited to the benefits of cast iron. From perfectly cooked bacon and pancakes on the griddle to seared steaks and crispy fried chicken to mouthwatering desserts, The Cast Iron Cookbook: The Ultimate Guide to Cast Iron Cooking has you covered. 70 Delicious Recipes Created Just for Cast Iron Including: Dutch Apple Pancake Easy Sausage Gravy and Biscuits Chocolate Chip-Banana-Pecan Pancakes Italian Grilled Cheese Deep-Dish Sausage and Mushroom Pizza Perfect Pan-Seared Steak Sausage, Apple, and Cabbage Skillet Chicken and Pepper Fajitas Classic Cornbread Pineapple Upside Down Cake Fudgy Skillet Brownies And more ... Get your copy and let's get cooking!

Cast iron cooking ware report to the President on investigation no TA 201 21 under secton 201 of the Trade act of 1974

In 1975 , imported cooking ware , leisure furniture , and gift ware products
accounted for approximately 9 percent of total company sales . These imported
products include kitchen and candle accessories and porcelainized cast - iron
cooking ...

Cast iron cooking ware   report to the President on investigation no  TA 201 21 under secton 201 of the Trade act of 1974

Author: United States International Trade Commission

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 83

View: 959

Cast Iron Cooking

Seasoning and caring for your cast-iron cookware is easy and straightforward with friendly instruction from author and food writer Rachael Narins.

Cast Iron Cooking

Author: Rachael Narins

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612126774

Page: 128

View: 448

Get the most from your cast-iron cookware with 40 fabulous recipes especially designed for cast iron, from a full English breakfast to chilaquiles, pan pizza, cheesy beer fondue, Korean fried chicken, vegetarian chili, mango curry, party nuts, two kinds of cornbread, baked apples, gingerbread — and the perfect grilled cheese sandwich! You’ll also learn how to buy the cast-iron pots and pans that are right for you and how to care for them successfully.

Modern Cast Iron

In Modern Cast Iron, self-proclaimed cast-iron connoisseur Ashley L. Jones recaptures the ease and joy of cooking with cast-iron cookware.

Modern Cast Iron

Author: Ashley L. Jones

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 1684351030

Page: 232

View: 849

Warm, crumbly cornbread. Chicken sizzling in the pan. Childhood memories filled with delicious, home-cooked dishes and your family there to enjoy it with you. Cast iron's popularity faded in the '70s—replaced by chemically processed cookware—but today's cooks are reigniting a passion for wholesome cast-iron-cooked meals. This ain't your grandma's kitchen—caring for and cooking with cast iron is easy, healthy, and totally Pinterest worthy. In Modern Cast Iron, self-proclaimed cast-iron connoisseur Ashley L. Jones recaptures the ease and joy of cooking with cast-iron cookware. Jones introduces readers to the best brands and types of cast-iron cookware to fulfill any cook's needs. She offers detailed tips and tricks for rescuing old, rusted pans and keeping them properly seasoned, and she shares recommendations for the best cooking oil for every recipe. With Jones's help, both experienced and beginner cooks will be able to rival grandma's cooking. Chock-full of stories from Jones's own childhood growing up with cast-iron meals, as well as recipe after tantalizing recipe—from breakfast quiche to gluten-free meals and beautiful blueberry cobbler—Modern Cast Iron explores the countless ways that cast iron benefits health and happiness. A comprehensive guide to all things cast iron and home-style cookin', Modern Cast Iron offers a new way for cooks to spice up the kitchen using all-natural tools and ingredients.

Cast Iron Cooking for Vegetarians

This book celebrates the comfort, pleasure, and joy of food.

Cast Iron Cooking for Vegetarians

Author: Joanna Pruess

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1629143251

Page: 128

View: 105

Joanna Pruess, author of Griswold and Wagner Cast Iron Cookbook, now puts to use the delectable medium of cast iron for vegetarian dishes. As the most versatile tool in your kitchen, cast-iron cookware can make a variety of dishes—all you have to do is use your imagination! Cast-iron cookware is a jack-of-all-trades: holding heat evenly, lasting virtually forever, and providing a unique cooking surface that only improves with age. It was probably your mother’s favorite pan—and her mother’s before her. Adapted from Griswold and Wagner Cast Iron Cookbook, this comprehensive guide is the perfect addition to any vegetarian’s bookshelf. Featuring vegetarian dishes such as a Swiss cheese and apple frittata, deep-dish vegetarian pizza, mini cast-iron skillet cornbread, zucchini pancakes, raspberry-blackberry crisp, and much more from Griswold and Wagner Cast Iron Cookbook, along with new recipes never seen before, Cast Iron Vegetarian Cookbook will have you in the kitchen with veggies in hand before you even flip past the first recipe. Cast iron is the ideal material for many techniques, as seen from the recipes chosen for this book: Caramelizing apples, glazing butternut squash, roasting asparagus—all are described in scrumptious detail. Also here are directions on seasoning and keeping your cast-iron skillet in pristine shape, whether it’s been passed down from cook to cook or it’s something you found cheap at a tag sale. This book celebrates the comfort, pleasure, and joy of food. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Good Books and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of cookbooks, including books on juicing, grilling, baking, frying, home brewing and winemaking, slow cookers, and cast iron cooking. We’ve been successful with books on gluten-free cooking, vegetarian and vegan cooking, paleo, raw foods, and more. Our list includes French cooking, Swedish cooking, Austrian and German cooking, Cajun cooking, as well as books on jerky, canning and preserving, peanut butter, meatballs, oil and vinegar, bone broth, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Cooking Good For 2

What's more, if you give it the proper care, your cast iron skillet will last a lifetime. If you've been looking for a cast iron cookbook that's easy to follow, this book is for you.

Cooking Good For 2

Author: Ali Vilven

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN:

Page: 268

View: 887

Whether you're breaking in a brand-new cast iron skillet or are lucky enough to have one passed down from your grandmother, one thing's for sure: It's likely to be among the more versatile, heavily used tools in your kitchen. To help you make the most of this kitchen workhorse, this book shares many delicious cast iron skillet recipes. Here you'll find a batch of seared sausage with cabbage and Pink Lady apples, as well as skillet cornbread, finished with freshly ground black pepper and creamy butter. Or try one of our favorites, a decadent skillet chicken with Brussels sprouts and apples. You'll be amazed at just how your family loves your cooking! It is the complete cast iron cookbook, making the best use of this multi-functional pan while keeping mealtimes quick and affordable. 150 recipes specifically designed for simple cast iron cooking and a wide variety for every meal Quick and Easy labels show recipes that can be cooked in under 30 minutes Invaluable tips and hacks for cast iron care to ensure your skillet will serve you for many one-pan meals to come long into the future Along with dozens of one-pan recipes and helpful tips, this cast iron cookbook teaches you how to clean and care for your skillet. From seasoning and heating the pan to must-have companion tools, you'll be ready to wow family and friends with 150 delicious recipes. What's more, if you give it the proper care, your cast iron skillet will last a lifetime. If you've been looking for a cast iron cookbook that's easy to follow, this book is for you.

Cast Iron

The ultimate book of the world’s most prized cookware, with more than 300 international recipes. Over the course of thousands of years, cast-iron pots and pans have become essential kitchen tools all over the world.

Cast Iron

Author: Rachael Narins

Publisher: Cider Mill Press

ISBN: 1604338881

Page: 848

View: 892

The ultimate book of the world’s most prized cookware, with more than 300 international recipes. Over the course of thousands of years, cast-iron pots and pans have become essential kitchen tools all over the world. Cast Iron is an astounding collection of international recipes that showcases the versatility of everyone’s favorite heirloom cookware, and features: 300+ easy-to-follow recipes, including options for breakfast, snacks, main meals, and desserts that will satisfy any and all palates 20+ bread and flatbread recipes Mouthwatering photography, archival images, and colorful original illustrations A global overview of cast iron’s history An illustrated guide to different types of cast-iron cookware, from aebleskiver pan to wok Detailed instructions for the care and keeping of cast iron Insights and recipes from celebrated makers, including Lodge, Le Creuset, FINEX, and Borough Furnace Cast Iron is sure to become your second-favorite kitchen tool!

Cast Iron Skillet Big Flavors

The recipes from these authors are sophisticated but easy, not fussy. They work, and the results are delicious. This is home cooking at its best.

Cast Iron Skillet Big Flavors

Author: Sharon Kramis

Publisher: Sasquatch Books

ISBN: 1570617848

Page: 176

View: 717

The cast iron skillet is the ultimate cook’s tool. For cooking the perfect steak or handling a fillet of wild salmon, it’s sublime. For roasting vegetables it makes the seamless transition from stovetop to oven to table. Upside-down cakes and other sweet treats just turn out better in cast iron. Following up their successful Cast Iron Skillet Cookbook (2004), Sharon Kramis and Julie Kramis Hearne bring a whole world of spices, herbs, and preparations to their new cookbook that’s all about big flavors. Here are spice rubs, new ingredient combinations, and a few kitchen tricks to spice up anyone’s cooking repertoire. Here is possibly the best steak in the world—a seared rib-eye with truffle butter and smoked blue cheese; a wonderful tamarind glazed crab, sizzling shrimp with smoked paprika; caramelized fennel, shallot and pear tart; and a spicy raw apple cake that plays up the best of the fall harvest. The recipes from these authors are sophisticated but easy, not fussy. They work, and the results are delicious. This is home cooking at its best.