Monday, October 30, 2017

Cookware ...!

I started collecting and using cast-iron cookware. It is so different from your standard stainless steel pots and pans.

I've owned my Lagostina pots and pan set since 1985 ... and I do love them. I like their heavy bottom, allowing for even heat distribution.

Lately, I have started collecting acquiring some vintage cast-iron pans. My brother is the expert in that field and always seems to find me a lovely piece for my collection at a flea market. Some are quite old. I restore and season them and voila they are ready to go!

Since I cannot seem to find a cast-iron dutch oven that is complete (lots of pots with no lids) I did splurge and bought myself a cast-iron dutch oven to be used mainly for bread baking.

I love the flat cover. I'll be using it mainly as a cloche for artisan bread baking. Speaking of which, I did splurge and bought myself a bread proofer from King Arthur Flour shop. I love that place ... I could spend a day at their Vermont facility!

I haven't had a change to use either one of these new toys. I do hope to soon.

On the subject of cast-iron pots and pans, have you checked out Mary Jane Butters latest book Mary Jane's Cast Iron Kitchen

OMG! What a great book! Exactly how I like my cookbooks ... recipe, instructions, illustrations, a bit of story ... perfect. There is also a section on Cast-Iron Restoration and Maintenance! Another great addition to your cookbook collection!

Thanks for indulging me! Catch you later! Cheers!


Needled Mom said...

I love cooking with my cast iron pieces. I have my grandmother's skillet and it is so well seasoned and cooks like a dream. Your new toys look like fun. I'll be looking forward to seeing the results of your playtime.

Needled Mom said...

By the way....doesn't someone have a birthday? Have a great birthday year!

WoolenSails said...

I got one for camping with a cover, but it rusted out and they are a bit heavy for me.
I do love King Authur flower, I usually experiment with breads that I can eat with my allergies.


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