The Revival of Cast Iron in the Kitchen
According to the New York Daily News, cast iron cookware is making a resurgence of sorts in that all things old are new again. That is to say, a new generation of cooks are discovering just how amazing cast iron cookware really is. How many people remember their grandmother’s cast iron skillet, dutch oven, and frying pans? And there is a better than even chance those items have been passed down from generation to generation and are still lovingly in use today.
Cast Iron cookware actually gets better with age. If treated with care and regularly seasoned, they literally become family heirlooms. There is not many cooking items in your kitchen that can withstand cooking on an open campfire, but cast iron takes it all in stride. Cast iron is perfect for all kinds of cooking, from baking homemade biscuits, to slow cooking stews, frying chicken, and one dish meals in a hurry.
Cast-iron pans are such a great kitchen tool. If treated with care and regularly seasoned, they can last for years and years, even becoming family heirlooms. You can use them at home, on the stove top, in the oven, and even over a campfire. Cast iron lends itself well to so many kinds of cooking — from baking to deep frying and one pan meals that come together in a flash. (This story originally appeared on The Daily Meal.)