Cast iron is a key part to my life. I have more than 50 cast iron pans in my personal collection, including one that is from my great great great great grandmother. Even more, I use them every day.
So I wrote about cast iron for The Kitchn and the cooking and life lessons I have learned from the experience. It's a very personal essay. "Everything I Know About Cooking I Learned from a Cast Iron Pan," chronicles my early years of learning how to cook from the "Better Crocker Boys and Girls Cook Book" using cast iron: frying, sautéing, roasting, baking and more. I also share four lessons I have learned about cooking and life today. It's a worthy read, I think, for cast iron lovers, novice cooks and those long in the food industry who share a special connection to the reasons why we are in food.
I hope you enjoy it.