Hi, I’m Lynn, the founder of Cast Iron Cooking. I found a new love for cooking once I started using cast iron, and it’s my joy now to share with you, my readers, what I have learned along the way. Cast iron is a great way to cook, in my opinion, and once you learn a few tricks, you will find it to be almost as easy as using any other pans.
WHY I STARTED USING CAST IRON
I didn’t grow up with cast iron nor did I use it when my husband and I were raising our children. So why did I start? Well, one evening, our son-in-law came over to our house to cook us dinner. It was in December. He made steaks in a cast iron pan, and as he cooked, he instructed us on the benefits of cast iron. I was intrigued. That Christmas, I asked for a cast iron skillet and I have been using cast iron ever since.
When I first began, I didn’t know you were supposed to season it. Our son-in-law neglected to tell us that part lol. I decided I wanted to cook bacon and eggs. The bacon was delicious, but the eggs completely stuck to the pan. So I went online and did some research. That’s when I discovered seasoning was a key component in successful cast iron cooking. Even now, I am learning more tips and different foods to cook in cast iron.
Seasoning is just one of the many things I will share about cooking with cast iron.
SHARING WHAT I’VE LEARNED WITH OTHERS IS A JOY
Because I have thoroughly enjoyed using cast iron for many foods, and because the food really does taste better in my opinion, I want others to know the benefits and be able to make an informed decision about using cast iron.
If you are already convinced, I hope to be able to share some tips I’ve learned as well as recipes I’ve tried and enjoyed. I’ll also be doing reviews on various cast iron products.
CAST IRON IS A GREAT ALTERNATIVE TO OTHER PANS
My goal is to give lots of relevant information about cast iron to help you, my readers. Whether you are curious as I once was, just beginning, or have been using cast iron for some time now, I hope you will learn something new or find a new recipe to try. From the best pans to use to enticing recipes to how to best care for your pans, this site is here to help.
All the best,