I love to cook. Some of my favorite things to cook with are my old cast iron cookware that I've either inherited or bought on my own. I have some pieces that were my grandparents ... so, those pans are nearly 100 years old, since my grandparents were married in the 1920s!
These are my favorite pieces - Dutch ovens. I use them for so many things ... making popcorn, frying steaks, slow-cooking meats on low temps, baking, and more! You can use them in the oven, on the stove, in the barbecue, on an open fire ... so many cooking possibilities!
Always make sure you clean and season your cast iron cookware when you first buy it, so that it will last a lifetime!
If you are just starting out with cooking in cast iron, here is a good book to help you out!
Cast Iron Cooking For Dummies
Cast-Iron Cooking For Dummies is for those cooks who may want to inject a little adventure and variety into their cooking. If you've never even thought of using cast-iron cookware, or you have a few cast-iron pots lying around, you'll discover all you need to know about making great food using cast iron. Cast iron has much to offer modern-day cooks; it's easy to use, easy to care for, economical, versatile, and durable, and let's face it, it has a nostalgic appeal that no other cookware has. But more compelling than all those reasons is that it's a great cookware that makes great food. In fact, most cast-iron cooks will tell you that food cooked in cast iron tastes better than food cooked in anything else! So, whether you're a cooking novice or an experienced chef, you can find plenty of enjoyment from cooking with cast iron - and Cast-Iron Cooking For Dummies can show you the way.Tons of delicious recipes, from main and side dishes to desserts and international dishes.Top Ten lists on ways to make your cast-iron cookware last longer, the best dishes suited for cast iron, and tips for achieving success in cast-iron cooking.