Kitchen 322

    Published on March 8th, 2009 | by Greg


    Worth It’s Weight In Gold? Maybe Cast Iron!

    Have you ever stood in a gourmet cookware store and marveled at the sheer number of options that the everyday cook has? Gone are the days when the best cookware was available only to professionals. The sheer number of choices can be overwhelming. While food culture in this country has grown with neck-breaking speed over the last two decades, the basic foundations and principles of good cooking and good food remain the same. Use the best ingredients you can afford, and prepare them with the best equipment you can get.

    Allow us to introduce you to the latter. This is the covered casserole from Lodge Cast Iron Cookware. This beautiful pan is so basic and simple in its design, and so effective at what it’s intended to do. Made from cast iron, with riveted stainless steel handles it will make your kitchen a bit more chic by just being there. This pan shows up to the party well-seasoned, and those sleek handles? They stay cool to the touch, even over high heat. A seasoned cast-iron pan is the grandfather of non-stick cookware. With a minimum amount of maintenance this pan will provide you with a lifetime of even heat distribution and a wonderful non-stick surface. This substantial and durable pan goes from open flame on a stove top directly to a very hot oven without missing a beat. This pan handles large pieces of meat, as well as stews or casseroles (as the name might suggest.) If you’ve never cooked with cast iron, we encourage you to give it a try. It’s well worth the weight in gold!

    This pan can be purchased online directly from Lodge for $129.

    About the Author

    Greg dreamed up the idea for the Truly Network while living in Hawaii, which began with a single site called TrulyObscure. In 2010, when advertisers and readers were requesting coverage beyond the scope of that site, TrulyNet was launched, reaching a broader audience over a variety of niche sites. Formerly the head technology correspondent for the Des Moines Register at age 16, he has since lived and worked in five states and two countries, helping a list of organizations and companies that includes the United States Census Bureau, TripAdvisor, Events Photo Group, Berlitz, and Computer Geeks. He also served as the Content Strategy Manager for HearPlanet, a multi-platform app that has reached over a million users and has been featured in the New York Times, Hemispheres Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Fox Business News, PC Magazine, and even Apple’s own iPhone ads. Greg has written as a restaurant critic and feature journalist for a number of national and international publications, including City Weekend Magazine, Red Egg Magazine, the Newton Daily News, Capital Change Magazine, and an arm of China Daily, Beijing Weekend. In addition, he has served as a consulting editor for the Foreign Language Press of Beijing, as well as a writer and editor for the George Washington University Hatchet, the school newspaper of his alma mater. Originally from Iowa, Greg is currently living in the West Village of Manhattan.

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