Classic cast iron cooking for 21st century tastes.
This isn’t your grandmother’s cast iron cookbook. For the next generation of home cooks, The Modern Cast Iron Cookbook serves up fresh and healthy recipes that reinvent the possibilities of cast iron cooking.
Spring Green Shakshuka, Falafel Burgers with Mint Yogurt, Turmeric Seafood Paella, and morethese original recipes show you what you can do with classic cast iron cookware. Plus, with handy labels for 5-ingredient, 30-minute, and 1 hour (or less) recipes, you’ll discover how deliciously convenient cast iron cooking can be.
The Modern Cast Iron Cookbook includes:
- Cast Iron Cooking TodayGet the latest on top brands and the learn everything you need to know before you choose your pan.
- Tender Loving CareLearn how to care for and clean your cast iron to get the most out of its staying power.
- Recipes for Every TasteServe up a wide range of recipes that include updated comfort food classics, international flavors, plus plenty of vegan, vegetarian, and grain-free options for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert!
Give tradition a fresh new taste with The Modern Cast Iron Cookbook.
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About the Author
TIFFANY LA FORGE is a professional chef, recipe developer, and food writer who runs the blog Parsnips and Pastries. Her blog centers on her passioncreating seasonal, balanced, and approachable recipes meant to be shared with others. Her writing and recipes have been featured on Healthline, Elle, BuzzFeed, and more. When she’s not in the kitchen, Tiffany enjoys yoga, traveling, gardening, and drinking copious amounts of coffee.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 A Modern Way To Cook 1
Chapter 2 Breakfast & Brunch 19
Chapter 3 Biscuits & Bread 41
Chapter 4 Vegetables & Sides 59
Chapter 5 Vegetarian & Vegan Mains 77
Chapter 6 Fish & Poultry 107
Chapter 7 Beef, Pork & Lamb 129
Chapter 8 Desserts & Sweet Treats 155
Measurement conversions 179
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Outstanding introduction to Cast Iron Cookery Tiffany La Forge had me at cast iron. I've been a big fan of cast iron for years, but my standard go to recipes were either cornbread and meat dishes (steak, roasts, etc.) This book opened my eyes to other options - - especially with the addition of description for each recipe indicating vegetarian and/or gluten free options. In addition to yummy sounding recipes, the author includes a wonderful section on how to maintenance your kitchen's best friend - myths and facts on how to take care of your cast iron products. I would have loved to see more pictures though. Otherwise, I'd highly recommend this cookbook.
The Modern Cast Iron Cookbook is a new cookbook and technique manual for using, caring for, cooking with, and enjoying cast iron cookware by pastry chef, food writer, and blogger Tiffany La Forge. Due out in paperback 21st May (or available now in ebook format) from Rockridge Press, it's 162 pages. The ebook format has a handy interactive table of contents including interactive recipe and chapter headings. I inherited my grandmother's cast iron dutch oven and skillets which had belonged to -her- grandmother. They're still exactly as useful and in the same condition as when my great-great-grandmother used them. I love that connection. The problem is that apart from frybread, cornbread, pinto beans, and fried potatoes, I never used them. This cookbook has already changed that. I really enjoyed testing some of the recipes in this collection. The book begins with an introduction and short history of cast iron cookware, and iron's suitability as a material with regard to durability. There are tutorials for choosing pans and what styles and weights are commonly available. There's a good tutorial on conditioning and caring for the cookware followed a really sensible guide to reducing food waste and kitchen economy. These pages fill out 15% of the total content of the cookbook. The recipes are arranged by category: Breakfast & Brunch, Biscuits & Bread, Vegetables & Sides, Vegetarian & Vegan Mains, Fish & Poultry, Beef Pork & Lamb, and Desserts. I really appreciated the inclusion of plant based dishes. These are -hearty- mains that even my meat loving family really devoured (without complaining). The recipes are given with English (American) measurements. There is a very minimal conversion table included at the back of the book with metric equivalents which is nice, but readers would be as well off with a google converter. It's a nice gesture, though. I tried three recipes in preparation for writing this review. [blockquote] Cheese Pupusas with Curtido : The prep for this dish was fairly involved and took more than 24 hours... but definitely tasty and very filling. I was unaware of the existence of curtido (or pupusas) prior to this cookbook. African Chicken Stew : I was surprised how easy it was to source the ingredients for this dish. It reminded me a lot of black eyed pea gumbo with chicken instead of pork/seafood. Really delicious. There's cilantro as a garnish. I'm the only one in my family who loves cilantro, so it does work quite well without. Reuben Grilled Cheese : Divine. This will be a staple at our house. Also, the tip to use a 10 inch skillet as a press when grilling the sandwiches in a 12" skillet is inspired. Works perfectly.[/blockquote] There are a lot of different cuisines represented here. There are very few difficult to source ingredients. We're definitely going to try more of these recipes. Well written book, tasty recipes. I've dinged half a star for the near-total lack of photographs. For cooks who -need- photographs for serving ideas, this will be a disappointment. Four and a half stars.
The Modern Cast Iron Cookbook by Tiffany La Forge will become your go-to cookbook in the kitchen when it comes to using the cast iron cookware. La Forge details how to care for your cast iron cookware and how to re-season your cast iron cookware when needed. She also says it's perfectly fine to use soap to clean your cast iron and gives specific directions on how do this. The author has labeled her recipes with tags such as 5-Ingredient, One Pan, Quick & Easy, Weekday/Weeknight to help with recipe selection. She also tagged her recipes with Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian making it easy to choose what you'd like to cook. Some of the recipes you'll find in her cookbook include: Coconut Milk French Toast with Caramelized Pineapple Spring Green Shakshuka Honey-Bacon Cornbread Roasted Garlic Naan Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Spiced Cream Cheese Brussels sprouts with Bacon and Honey-Balsamic Glaze Marsala-Glazed Mushrooms One-Pot Macaroni and Cheese Beer-Battered Zucchini Tacos with Avocado Cream Skillet Lasagna with Zucchini, Pesto, and Goat Cheese Chicken Pot Pie with Puff Pastry Biscuits Steak with Stroganoff Mushroom Sauce Pork Chops with Apple Butter and Fingerling Potatoes Lamb Shepherd's Pie with Cauliflower-Potato Mash Campfire S'Mores Banana Boats Strawberries and Cream Shortcake Skillet Recommend. Review written after downloading a galley from NetGalley.
I have to admit I’ve been intimidated by cast iron cooking for a while. But gradually as I learn more about it and have found out how to take care of it and keep it seasoned, I find myself picking it up much more frequently. So when there is a new Cast Iron Cookbook available I always tend to want to grab it! First off at looking at the cover of this book, I immediately wanted to pick it up and see what it had inside. It was pleasantly appealing and the dish on the front cover looks delicious. That's always something that persuades me in the beginning when looking for cookbooks. As we get into the cookbook, it is divided into eight chapters. A Modern Way to Cook, Breakfasts & Brunch, Biscuits & Bread, Vegetables & Sides, Vegetarian & Vegan Dishes, Fish & Poultry, Beef, Pork & Lamb & Desserts & Sweet Treats. The first chapter of this book, A Modern Way to Cook has a ton of useful information. From basics, brands, techniques and how to season your pan, it’s definitely a great place to start if you are new to Cast Iron Cooking. As for the recipes, there is a great variety to choose from. I liked that each recipe at the very top under the recipe name has size and type cast iron you should use, along with labels if the recipe is a one-pan dish, vegetarian, gluten-free, quick & easy, etc... It also has servings, prep time and cook time. The recipe's ingredients and instructions are clear and concise. Many of the recipes have tips at the end for substitutions, ingredients, etc. Overall I really enjoyed this cookbook and have several recipes from each chapter bookmarked to try soon. If I had one complaint, it would be there are not enough pictures of the recipes. This book only has one picture per chapter. I would have liked a few more scattered within the book. It’s not something that would deter me from buying this book, there are many wonderful recipes that makes this book worthwhile. I would definitely recommend this book for anyone who wants to try cast iron cooking.