Thursday, May 10, 2012

Over the Counter #109

What book caught my eye this week as it passed over my library counter and under the scanner? The Cast Iron Cookbook by the Lodge Company. I was really hungry at the time and that apple pie on the cover looked so good! And truthfully, I had never thought about making a pie in my cast iron frying pan!

From the publisher Oxmoor House:

"Cast iron cooking has always been a kitchen favorite with its even heating, great heat retention and its flexibility to go outdoors and grill or cook over an open fire.

And now with The Lodge Cast Iron Cookbook, every cook will learn the simple, savory secrets of cast iron cookery. From the kitchens of Lodge, America’s leading manufacturer of cast iron cookware, this unique cookbook offers over 200 mouth-watering recipes. The delectable dishes range from breakfast specials to the secrets of great fried food.

Inside the book you will find:
Over 200 delicious, classic recipes all made in cast-iron

  • Over 200 big, beautiful four-color photos
  • Cast Iron Memories—historical and allegorical sidebars highlighting cast-iron recipe memories from cooks around the country
  • Crazy for Cast Iron—covers all things cast-iron from the history of Lodge Manufacturing to types of pots and pans, care of cast-iron, basics of outdoor cookery, what NOT to cook in cast-iron, and how to renew neglected hand-me-down pan
  • Stand-alone sidebars such as How to Make a Roux and Basics of Campfire Cooking
(Over the Counter is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World. I've sadly come the realization that I cannot physically read every book that catches my interest as it crosses over my counter at the library. But... I can mention them and maybe one of them will catch your eye as well. See if your local library has them on their shelves!)

4 comments:

Liz said...

Not good ay acknowledging but sometimes interesting posts:
http://www.poisonedpenpress.com/writing-reading-and-cast-iron-pans/

bermudaonion said...

I don't do cast iron - I just don't like not being able to wash them.

Melissa @ Melissa's Bookshelf said...

I enjoy using my cast iron pan when I think about it. I actually want to get more. I will have to remember this cookbook when I do. I never thought about baking a pie in my pan, either, but now I am really keen to try it! Thanks for this post! :-)

Jenna said...

I LOVE using cast iron.. MUST get this asap!