Monday, July 27, 2020

Modern Cast Iron: The Complete Guide to Selecting, Seasoning, Cooking, and More

Modern Cast Iron is an encyclopedic reference to selecting, using, and maintaining cast iron utensils. Due out 18th Aug 2020 from Red Lightning Books, it's 232 pages and will be available in hardcover and ebook formats.

This is a very well written and lavishly illustrated guide. The information it contains covers not just the ubiquitous 12 inch frying pan but a host of other forms and uses (more than I even knew existed). The tutorials are accessible and understandable and very very well photographed. Most of the book is filled with a plethora of traditional southern cooking and the recipes are varied and tasty.

The recipes are written with English (American) measurements. There is no conversion table included in the book. The ingredients are listed in sidebar format followed by step by step cooking instructions. Most of the ingredients are easily sourced at any moderately well stocked grocery store. The recipes are generally simple (and some use premade mixes or canned ingredients).  The book also includes a cross-referenced index.

We're definitely going to try more of these recipes.  Well written book, tasty recipes. The photography is gorgeous and plentiful. For cooks who -need- photographs for serving ideas, this will be a great resource.

Five stars.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

1 comment:

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