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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 more—these original recipe 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 more—these 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 Today—Get the latest on top brands and the learn everything you need to know before you choose your pan. Tender Loving Care—Learn how to care for and clean your cast iron to get the most out of its staying power. Recipes for Every Taste—Serve 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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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 more—these original recipe 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 more—these 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 Today—Get the latest on top brands and the learn everything you need to know before you choose your pan. Tender Loving Care—Learn how to care for and clean your cast iron to get the most out of its staying power. Recipes for Every Taste—Serve 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.

30 review for The Modern Cast Iron Cookbook: A New Generation of Easy, Fresh, and Healthy Recipes

  1. 4 out of 5

    Kathleen Kelly

    This is another wonderful cookbook that I have the pleasure of reviewing. If you haven't cooked with cast iron, you really should. It takes some getting used to on how you are supposed to clean and season the cast iron frying pan. I like using my pan for a variety of cooking. I have cooked chicken and fish in my pan. This cookbook has a section at the beginning giving the reader a response to cast iron myths such as never use soap in your pan. You actually can and it will remove a bit of the sea This is another wonderful cookbook that I have the pleasure of reviewing. If you haven't cooked with cast iron, you really should. It takes some getting used to on how you are supposed to clean and season the cast iron frying pan. I like using my pan for a variety of cooking. I have cooked chicken and fish in my pan. This cookbook has a section at the beginning giving the reader a response to cast iron myths such as never use soap in your pan. You actually can and it will remove a bit of the seasoning but not too bad as the seasoning is bonded into the pan. The reader also learns about what brands to buy, how to season, what techniques you can use when cooking. The book details what utensils you can use and how to clean the pan. As far as recipes, there are seven sections that include; breakfast and lunch, biscuits & bread, vegetables and sides, vegetarian and vegan mains, fish and poultry, beef, pork and lamb, and finally desserts and sweet treats, yes desserts. The recipe in the bread section that I want to make is Skillet Sour Crean Coffee Cake with Walnut Streusel, sound good? I thought so too. Now I am not a vegetarian or vegan but I do like to eat meatless meals. Lasagna is always a recipe that I like without meat or with meat. Skillet Lasagna with Zucchini., Pesto and Goat Cheese. Now that sounds good. I also like soup and there are a few good recipes for soups with chicken or whatever other meat you would like. What did I like about the cookbook? I like cooking with other appliances but there are times that I just don't want to use them and cooking on the stove top and using my cast iron pan is the perfect way to go for me. I like the section in the front of the book with all of the tips on how to take care of the cast iron pans. I love the simplicity of the recipes, they are easy to understand. The only thing I missed was pictures, there aren't nearly enough of them. That said I think that I will be getting a lot of use out of this cookbook. I highly recommend it! Thanks to the publisher for my copy of the cookbook for review!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Penmouse

    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 recip 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.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Annie

    Originally published on my blog: Nonstop Reader. 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 Originally published on my blog: Nonstop Reader. 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. Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Jill

    Cast iron cooking can be intimidating. But if you have a good instructor, it can be delicious too. If you’re someone who needs some help to buy, clean, prep, and cook in cast iron, then The Modern Cast Iron Cookbook could be just what you’re looking for. Author Tiffany La Forge gives you all the information you need to get started with cast iron, and she knows all the best reasons for cooking with it too. Truly, with one $20 Lodge cast iron pan (or, if you’re really lucky, one of your grandmothe Cast iron cooking can be intimidating. But if you have a good instructor, it can be delicious too. If you’re someone who needs some help to buy, clean, prep, and cook in cast iron, then The Modern Cast Iron Cookbook could be just what you’re looking for. Author Tiffany La Forge gives you all the information you need to get started with cast iron, and she knows all the best reasons for cooking with it too. Truly, with one $20 Lodge cast iron pan (or, if you’re really lucky, one of your grandmother’s old pans that has been used and cared for for decades), you can roast, sear, fry, or bake. You can use it on the stove, in the oven, or over a campfire. You can make pizza or bake bread or make a casserole. And you can turn to any of the dozens of recipes for great ideas for a weeknight dinner, a vegetarian lunch, or a gluten-free breakfast. She’s labeled the recipes as 5-ingredient, one pan, quick and easy, and weekday/weeknight as well as gluten-free, grain-free, vegetarian, and vegan, so there is something for everyone. And with delicious ideas from around many different cultures, The Modern Cast Iron Cookbook can take you and your cast iron pans around the world and back. Breakfast ideas include an Italian Green Eggs and Ham Frittata, Hawaiian Breakfast Fried Rice, Spring Green Shakshuka, and Maple-Mixed Berry Baked Oatmeal. And you can make breads and biscuits such as a Roasted Garlic Oil Naan, Olive-Rosemary Focaccia, or Skillet Whiskey Irish Soda Bread. Ideas for side dishes include a Fennel-Artichoke Gratin, Skillet Baked Beans, or Szechuan Green Beans. For main dishes, there are vegetarian/vegan options like a One-Pot Caprese Macaroni and Cheese, Mediterranean Quesadillas, Eggplant Parmesan Ratatouille, or Mushroom Stout Shepherd’s Pie. Fish and poultry dishes include Scallop Piccata, Quick Turmeric Seafood Paella, Healthy Turkey Bean Chili, and Chicken Pot Pie with Puff Pastry Biscuits. And there are also recipes featuring beef, pork, and lamb, such as the Reuben Grilled Cheese, Carbonara Baked Spaghetti, Steak with Stroganoff Mushroom Sauce, and Lamb Chops with Mint Chutney. And there’s also dessert! Greek Yogurt Apple Tarte Tatin, Campfire S’mores Banana Boats, German Chocolate Skillet Cookie, Coconut Oil Skillet Brownie, and Five-Spice Banana Cheesecake Egg Rolls. Convinced yet? The one issue I have with this cookbook is that there aren’t all that many photos, just at the beginning of the chapters. I like lots of big, beautiful photos to tempt me as I read a cookbook, and to help guide me as I cook. But the lack of photos does keep this cookbook compact, which would be especially helpful for those who wanted to take it with them when they’re camping. The Modern Cast Iron Cookbook is a wonderful resource for discovering cast iron pans, for learning to cook with them and to take proper care of them, and to use them as a creative outlet to make some of your favorite foods. Ideal for home cook and campers alike. It would also be a great gift for someone just starting out and needing ideas for good meals that don’t take a lot of equipment or fancy ingredients. Review copy of The Modern Cast Iron Cookbook was provided by Callisto Publishers, with many thanks.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Stacie

    If you are like me and afraid to use your cast iron skillet in fear that you will ruin it. Or if you don’t know what to cook in your cast iron skillet besides hamburgers or bacon, then this is the cookbook for you. You will find all kinds of menu ideas and ways to use your cast iron skillet in common and not so common recipes. I am becoming a huge fan of my cast iron thanks to La Forge’s first chapter that explains how to prepare, use, and care for your skillet. I’ve used it probably a dozen time If you are like me and afraid to use your cast iron skillet in fear that you will ruin it. Or if you don’t know what to cook in your cast iron skillet besides hamburgers or bacon, then this is the cookbook for you. You will find all kinds of menu ideas and ways to use your cast iron skillet in common and not so common recipes. I am becoming a huge fan of my cast iron thanks to La Forge’s first chapter that explains how to prepare, use, and care for your skillet. I’ve used it probably a dozen times now and am finally getting the hang of it. The most important and sometimes difficult part is washing, drying, and seasoning it right away after use. I’m a soaker. I love to soak my pots and pans for easy clean-up, but no soaking here. Wash (typically with no soap), hand dry, season, and put away. It is easy, it just forces me to do it right away. La Forge covers all the essential areas for cooking including breakfast, bread, vegetables, fish, poultry, beef, pork, lamb, and desserts. I’ve found some of my favorite ways to use my skillet is for desserts. I’ve made a couple of excellent desserts including one from this cookbook, Peanut Butter and Jelly Skillet Cookie. It was quite simple and quick to mix up and was ready in just 30 minutes. I let it cool for a bit and topped it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Just delicious! Each bit held a soft peanut butter cookie, with the sweet taste of strawberry jam and then the cold vanilla ice cream against the warm cookie was the perfect end to a movie night at home. I printed out several recipes to try since I had an eBook version. One of my favorite treats to get at a restaurant is fried cauliflower. So, I was excited to see if I can make my own and have it taste as good. The surprise ingredient for me in the breading was lemon zest. I was skeptical but loved the hint of lemon and the cauliflower was so tasty and I’m guessing, likely healthier than the fried restaurant version. Another recipe I tried was the Eggplant Parmesan Ratatouille. I only made the eggplant and instead had it with pasta. The breading for the eggplant was very similar to the breading I made for the cauliflower. It was quite tasty. Another recipe I’m hoping to try soon is the Reuben Grilled Cheese. La Forge’s recipes are easy to follow and understand. She uses ingredients that are in your pantry or easy to find. I just wish every recipe had a photo. The photos that were included in the cookbook were fantastic and appetizing. I am just not as confident of a cook and like to have photos to compare my dish to theirs. Other mouth-watering recipes I’m hoping to try include Chicken Pot Pie with Puff Pastry Biscuits, Mushroom Stout Shepherd’s Pie, and Mediterranean Quesadillas. I’m just thrilled to have the knowledge on how to use my cast iron skillet and recipes to try different ways to use it. The cast-iron skillet now has a regular spot in our kitchen, no longer tucked away where it is hard to get to. Just be careful when using as it is quite heavy and gets very hot. I have already burned myself on the handle once!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Emmalita

    I adore my cast iron skillet and my housemate’s cast iron dutch oven and I use them several times a week. However, I have friends who are intimidated by their cast iron. When I saw Tiffany La Forge’s The Modern Cast Iron Cookbook on NetGalley, I was excited and hoped to find a cookbook I could share with my more tentative friends. Tiffany La Forge is a pastry chef and food writer. She has a blog, Parsnips and Pastries which I visit occasionally, though i didn’t realize that when I requested the I adore my cast iron skillet and my housemate’s cast iron dutch oven and I use them several times a week. However, I have friends who are intimidated by their cast iron. When I saw Tiffany La Forge’s The Modern Cast Iron Cookbook on NetGalley, I was excited and hoped to find a cookbook I could share with my more tentative friends. Tiffany La Forge is a pastry chef and food writer. She has a blog, Parsnips and Pastries which I visit occasionally, though i didn’t realize that when I requested the book. This is an honest review. As much as I love my cast iron skillet, I have a hard time describing to people why I love it. “It just feels right” and “I know how to get what I want from it” aren’t super persuasive to other people. The whole first chapter of La Forge’s book talks about the whys, hows, and heretofores of cast iron cookery and I will now refer people straight to it. I grew up in a cast iron skillet house, so it’s what I know. But other people need to learn. And frankly, I’ve had to unlearn some common misconceptions. Another reason I like this cookbook is the recipes. She gives a nice spectrum of recipes that ably demonstrate the versatility of cast iron. I really appreciate that she includes a vegan/vegetarian section that is separate from the veggie and sides chapter. She also covers fish and poultry, meats, breakfast/brunch, breads, and desserts. The recipes are mostly creative while not relying heavily on current food fads. The exception is the Coconut Oil Skillet Brownie. Don’t eat coconut oil. It’s horribly bad for you. Coconut oil is great on the outside of your body. I was delighted that she includes a pizza recipe. I’ve been using my cast iron skillet to make pizza for years and it works so beautifully. The recipes are well written. She clearly indicates what kind of cast iron cookware you need – skillet, griddle, dutch oven, and so on. Olive-Rosemary Focaccia The first recipe I tried was unplanned. I had planned to pair some braised chicken thighs with rice, but found I was almost out, so I decided to make Olive-Rosemary Focaccia and I had everything on hand. Warning, the dough is very slack, so don’t let that freak you out. It was delicious and has now gone into a regular rotation. I made it again last week, but topped it with thinly sliced cherry tomatoes, rosemary and salt. Rosemary-Parsnip Pommes Anna with Goat Cheese If you have a mandoline, this recipe is a must. And if you like to cook, you really should have a mandoline. Potatoes, parsnips, goat cheese and rosemary are all big favorites in my house. Also butter and salt and pepper. The pommes Anna was decadently crisp and melty. The bottom made an amazing crust. I loved the way the flavors came together. I would definitely gift this book to a new cast iron owner, or someone looking to expand their recipe repertoire. I haven’t made them yet, but the beer battered zucchini tacos are going to happen soon.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Virginia Campbell

    "The Modern Cast Iron Cookbook: A New Generation of Easy, Fresh, and Healthy Recipes" has quickly become one of my new favorite cookbooks. Author Tiffany La Forge has put together an interesting, informative book of the basics of cast iron cooking and care of cast iron and added dozens of fresh and innovative recipes to make the most of this classic cooking tool. I have long been a fan of cooking with cast iron, and I regularly use my grandmother's skillets as well as other cast iron pans that I "The Modern Cast Iron Cookbook: A New Generation of Easy, Fresh, and Healthy Recipes" has quickly become one of my new favorite cookbooks. Author Tiffany La Forge has put together an interesting, informative book of the basics of cast iron cooking and care of cast iron and added dozens of fresh and innovative recipes to make the most of this classic cooking tool. I have long been a fan of cooking with cast iron, and I regularly use my grandmother's skillets as well as other cast iron pans that I have added to my collection along the way. Cast iron, when it is properly cared for (actually very simple), really does get better with use. The author begins by advising all the benefits of cooking with this time-honored tool which make it a great choice for today's kitchens. She then explains the necessity of "seasoning" your cast iron cookware to help build its nonstick properties. Seasoning involves oiling and heating the pan (and keeping it oiled between uses) to give it a slick, shiny nonstick finish. You will also learn how to correctly clean the cookware to protect its slickness. Pan shapes and sizes, along with with favored utensils and cooking techniques are advised in addition to suggested top manufacturers of cast iron cookware. Then, there are wonderful recipes like these: "Hawaiian Breakfast Fried Rice"; "Honey-Bacon Cornbread"; "Skillet Sour Cream Coffee Cake with Walnut Streusel"; "Sweet Potato Biscuits with Maple Butter"; "Skillet Baked Beans"; "Szechuan Green Beans"; "Risotto with Mascarpone and Asparagus"; "Chicken Pot Pie with Puff Pastry Biscuits"; "Bratwurst with Cabbage, Potatoes, and Beer-Mustard Sauce"; "Carbonara Baked Spaghetti"; "Cajun Andouille Sausage and Shrimp Quinoa Skillet"; "German Chocolate Skillet Cookie"; "Bourbon Baked Apples"; and "Brown Butter Pineapple Upside-Down Cake". "The Modern Cast Iron Cookbook: A New Generation of Easy, Fresh, and Healthy Recipes" offers a great new look at a beloved old favorite. Book Copy Gratis Callisto Publishers

  8. 4 out of 5

    Rose

    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. T 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.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Jill

    Thank you to NetGalley and Callisto Media and Rockridge Press for The Modern Cast Iron Cookbook by Tiffany LaForge. This book includes a wide variety of recipes all using cast iron cookware. The recipes are divided up by type, including: Breakfast & Brunch; Biscuits & Bread; Vegetables & Sides; Vegetarian & Vegan Mains; Fish & Poultry; Beef, Pork & Lamb; and Desserts & Sweet Treats. My favorite chapter came before the recipes and is called A Modern Way to Cook. This section explains why to use c Thank you to NetGalley and Callisto Media and Rockridge Press for The Modern Cast Iron Cookbook by Tiffany LaForge. This book includes a wide variety of recipes all using cast iron cookware. The recipes are divided up by type, including: Breakfast & Brunch; Biscuits & Bread; Vegetables & Sides; Vegetarian & Vegan Mains; Fish & Poultry; Beef, Pork & Lamb; and Desserts & Sweet Treats. My favorite chapter came before the recipes and is called A Modern Way to Cook. This section explains why to use cast iron, how to use cast iron including how to season, which pan to buy, how to care for your pan, etc. All Recipes listed in the table of contents which allows you to search quickly, rather than in a list at the beginning of each chapter, or just in the index. I found many great recipes, my favorites include: - Chicken Sausage, Goat Cheese, and Broccolini Frittata - Banana and Chocolate-Hazelnut Dutch Baby Pancake - Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Honey-Balsamic Glaze - Rosemary-Parsnip Pommes Anna with Goat Cheese (although I often leave out the Rosemary…) - Lemon-Parmesan Fried Cauliflower - Mexican Elotes Creamed Corn - Szechuan Green Beans (normally my go-to order when getting take out Chinese food, but now I can make them myself!) - Kung Pao Cauliflower - Eggplant Parmesan Ratatouille - Lemon Chicken with Farro and Za’Atar - Horseradish-Crusted Steaks - Carbonara Baked Spaghetti - Peanut Butter and Jelly Skillet Cookie This book had no pictures of recipes! There was only one picture before every new chapter of one recipe in that section. If more pictures were included this book would have received five stars from me. The recipes are easy to follow. Some of the recipes used hard to find ingredients, but the recipe often tells you where in the grocery store to look for them so that made it a bit easier. I really enjoyed this cookbook and it got me using my cast iron cookware a bit more. The recipes I tried were all great and the variety of recipes was exceptional. As I said before, this book just needed more pictures!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Erin Cataldi

    I've been consistently impressed with the cookbook selections that Rock Ridge Press has put out and this Cast Iron cookbook is another win. I have multiple cast irons but I fail to use them regularly, sticking to my non-stick skillets. As a vegetarian, I didn't even know how many options there was! My boyfriend uses cast iron for all his meats, but I didn't realize that cast irons were good for so much more than that! There is a pretty solid intro that discusses myths, cleaning tips, and other u I've been consistently impressed with the cookbook selections that Rock Ridge Press has put out and this Cast Iron cookbook is another win. I have multiple cast irons but I fail to use them regularly, sticking to my non-stick skillets. As a vegetarian, I didn't even know how many options there was! My boyfriend uses cast iron for all his meats, but I didn't realize that cast irons were good for so much more than that! There is a pretty solid intro that discusses myths, cleaning tips, and other useful stuff that any self respecting cook should know (needless to say, I didn't know most of it). The cooking sections included are: breakfast and brunch , biscuits & breads, vegetables & sides, vegetarian & vegan mains, desserts & sweet treats. There are chapters on meat and fish but I completely skipped over them to be honest. I liked that there was an entire vegetarian and vegan section, that alone sold me on this book. Some of the recipes I have attempted so far are: kung pao cauliflower, Mediterranean quesadillas, and lentil stew. There are SOO many other ones that I want to try. Some are easier than others (which as a pretty lazy cook, I appreciate), but all sound great! If you're gluten free there are lots of options as well. The reason this gets a 4 star, rather than a 5 star, is for it's lack of pictures. Each chapter contains one picture and I want more! Lots more! Other than that, solid cookbook!

  11. 4 out of 5

    AngryGreyCat

    I received a free digital copy of The Modern Cast Iron Cookbook from NetGalley in exchange for a fair review. If you like cast iron cooking, this will definitely be a book to expand your horizons. Usually when you buy device or product type cookbooks, like Cast Iron or slow cooker or rice cooker, etc, it seems like they offer the same classic recipes rehashed over and over, so if you have one you don’t need another. That is not the case with this truly “modern” cast iron cookbook, this is not rep I received a free digital copy of The Modern Cast Iron Cookbook from NetGalley in exchange for a fair review. If you like cast iron cooking, this will definitely be a book to expand your horizons. Usually when you buy device or product type cookbooks, like Cast Iron or slow cooker or rice cooker, etc, it seems like they offer the same classic recipes rehashed over and over, so if you have one you don’t need another. That is not the case with this truly “modern” cast iron cookbook, this is not reprinting of the classic “Lodge”- type recipes and family classics. Instead, recipes range from a Green Shakshuka, to Naan bread, to skillet lasagna and Zucchini Tacos with Goat Cheese, there is a great variety in the types of recipes and in the cuisines that are on offer. There are varying effort levels in the recipes, some simple 5 ingredient type dishes and others that require a bit more to put together. This is definitely a versatile Cast Iron cookbook . A good cookbook for anyone who uses cast iron from the complete newbie to the seasoned pro.

  12. 5 out of 5

    GigiReads

    This is a great book for someone completely unfamiliar with cast iron cookware. The tips at the beginning were very helpful but someone already familiar with cast iron would probably find all of it redundant as it is very basic information. I'm a busy mom with little time to cook, while the book's recipes are to be made in one dish, the cast iron pan, a lot of them are a little more involved than I expected. Also, the ingredients list for a lot of the recipes aren't things you would normally fin This is a great book for someone completely unfamiliar with cast iron cookware. The tips at the beginning were very helpful but someone already familiar with cast iron would probably find all of it redundant as it is very basic information. I'm a busy mom with little time to cook, while the book's recipes are to be made in one dish, the cast iron pan, a lot of them are a little more involved than I expected. Also, the ingredients list for a lot of the recipes aren't things you would normally find at a neighborhood grocer. I live in a rural area so some of the ingredients for the fancier dishes were hard for me to find. The few recipes I tried ranged from okay to delicious but warning to parents: very few of these would work for a picky palate. The simplest ones I tried were the Turkey Tamale Pie and the Cajun Andouille sausage and shrimp quinoa skillet. Both were tasty but required a bit of prep. All in all there are some good recipes and a good mix of simple and more challenging recipes. Highly recommend for those new to cooking in iron cookware.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Eva Lorenz

    Cast iron cooking may be traditional cooking, but that does not mean that cast iron cookpots can not be adopted to modern lifestyles and recipes. That is exactly what this book is all about. It takes the traditional family heirloom cast iron pot and introduces the reader to modern recipes. So now vegan, vegetarian and grain free recipes can be prepared using cast iron. In addition, the author has useful sections included such as quick dinners ready in less than 30 minutes or recipes that require Cast iron cooking may be traditional cooking, but that does not mean that cast iron cookpots can not be adopted to modern lifestyles and recipes. That is exactly what this book is all about. It takes the traditional family heirloom cast iron pot and introduces the reader to modern recipes. So now vegan, vegetarian and grain free recipes can be prepared using cast iron. In addition, the author has useful sections included such as quick dinners ready in less than 30 minutes or recipes that require just a handful of ingredients. On top of all this, the book also has a handy set of instructions on how to take care of your cast iron pot, to ensure that you get many more uses out of it. So whether it is a traditional Spanish paella, exotic burgers or want to try for breakfast a shakshuka, this book is for you. You will also find traditional recipes in it, such as lentil stew, vegetarian curry or cornbread. I received a free copy from the publisher.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Madam J

    For me, this is a three-star book, because so much of it wasn't applicable to the types of foods I enjoy. For anyone with a wider range of culinary daring, this is probably a must-have for your cast-iron collection. The sections on selecting and caring for your cast iron are wonderfully written, dispelling many of the myths about how much you have to baby your cast iron, or how difficult it is to use. Her recommendations for purchasing are worth the cost of the book. Lighter-weight cast iron exist For me, this is a three-star book, because so much of it wasn't applicable to the types of foods I enjoy. For anyone with a wider range of culinary daring, this is probably a must-have for your cast-iron collection. The sections on selecting and caring for your cast iron are wonderfully written, dispelling many of the myths about how much you have to baby your cast iron, or how difficult it is to use. Her recommendations for purchasing are worth the cost of the book. Lighter-weight cast iron exists? Who knew? (spoiler alert: she did) I was not daunted by the recipes. They are well organized and accessible, with clear directions and without any complicated fuss. The choices just aren't for me. Don't let that discourage you from checking the book out. For you and your family, it might be just what you're looking for - moving far beyond the traditional and giving you some true modern options.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Jessica Haider

    For me, a sign that I like a cookbook is when I stick in abundance of bookmarks in for all of the recipes I want to try. This morning, I made the Chicken Sausage, goat cheese & Broccolini Frittata from The Modern Cast Iron Cookbook. The results were 👍🏻👍🏻. The recipe was easy to follow with straightforward ingredients. And there are leftovers for me to snack on later! . This book by Tiffany La Forge of the blog Parsnips and Pastries (follow her on instagram at: @parsnipsandpastries) features tips For me, a sign that I like a cookbook is when I stick in abundance of bookmarks in for all of the recipes I want to try. This morning, I made the Chicken Sausage, goat cheese & Broccolini Frittata from The Modern Cast Iron Cookbook. The results were 👍🏻👍🏻. The recipe was easy to follow with straightforward ingredients. And there are leftovers for me to snack on later! . This book by Tiffany La Forge of the blog Parsnips and Pastries (follow her on instagram at: @parsnipsandpastries) features tips on caring for your cast iron cookware as well as a wide range of recipes. So many of the recipes appealed to me! There are flavor profiles that span the globe. Next up I want to try the Coconut Milk French Toast with Caramelized Pineapple or the Scallop Piccata. I received a digital review copy of this cookbook from #netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Nicole Henke

    When Miss grace and I went up to Tennessee the last time we stopped at Cast Lodge outlet and she was pretty entranced by just how much the line has grown beyond the dutch oven pot and frying pan we have! So if that line has grown, why shouldn't HOW we cook with our treasured pieces of cast iron? This is a really good, all around recipe book, containing some really delicious recipes.And for those who love to tinker with flavor, many are easy to to alter to your favorite flavors. Don't like pumpkin When Miss grace and I went up to Tennessee the last time we stopped at Cast Lodge outlet and she was pretty entranced by just how much the line has grown beyond the dutch oven pot and frying pan we have! So if that line has grown, why shouldn't HOW we cook with our treasured pieces of cast iron? This is a really good, all around recipe book, containing some really delicious recipes.And for those who love to tinker with flavor, many are easy to to alter to your favorite flavors. Don't like pumpkin in your cinnamon rolls? Add apple or jam instead, easy peasy! These recipes remind me very much of the ones my grandmother and aunties used to make, only they seem a lot simpler! I'm all for saving time, when the recipes taste this great! Do yourself a favor and buy 2 of these books, 1 for you and 1 for mom!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Sharon Simpson

    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 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.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Anna

    A resurgence in cast iron cooking is now taking place. The cast iron pan is not only healthful but practical, long-lasting, inexpensive, and can be used not only on the stovetop, but in the oven, and on the road. The Modern Cast Iron Cookbook has made its appearance at a perfect time. Filled with wonderful, easy to cook, recipes, the book begins with all you need to know about cast iron selection, care, cleaning, and the basics. There are sections on breakfast foods, biscuits and breads, vegetab A resurgence in cast iron cooking is now taking place. The cast iron pan is not only healthful but practical, long-lasting, inexpensive, and can be used not only on the stovetop, but in the oven, and on the road. The Modern Cast Iron Cookbook has made its appearance at a perfect time. Filled with wonderful, easy to cook, recipes, the book begins with all you need to know about cast iron selection, care, cleaning, and the basics. There are sections on breakfast foods, biscuits and breads, vegetables, fish, meats, desserts, and vegetarian dishes. This book covers all the food groups you might want. Can’t wait to try them in my new cast iron pan.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Kimmie

    What can I say but Yummmmmmm The beer battered Zucchini tacos are probably my favorite, but then I haven't tried over half the book yet, so who know that could change. I loved how easy theses recipes were to follow and that they came out looking like the book. It was a very easy step by step process and I have already recommended the book to a couple of friends ... plus bought the book for my self. I volunteered to read this book from Callisto Media Rockridge Press in return for my honest feedbac What can I say but Yummmmmmm The beer battered Zucchini tacos are probably my favorite, but then I haven't tried over half the book yet, so who know that could change. I loved how easy theses recipes were to follow and that they came out looking like the book. It was a very easy step by step process and I have already recommended the book to a couple of friends ... plus bought the book for my self. I volunteered to read this book from Callisto Media Rockridge Press in return for my honest feedback. The thoughts and opinions expressed within are my own.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Kris

    The Modern Cast Iron Cookbook by Tiffany La Forge is an excellent cast iron starter book. Clear directions, a history of cast iron pans, easy to follow recipes, and enough pictures to make cooking with a cast iron pan not only fun but this book helps remove some of the intimidation factor of cast iron cooking. I highly recommend this book for anyone either just starting out with cast iron, or looking for new recipes.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Cheryl Lewis

    The modern cast iron cookbook:A new generation of easy,fresh, and Healthy recipes was very written. I enjoyed trying the various recipes. The tips to show you how to clean your skillet. The food I tried was very delicious.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Christy Blair

  23. 5 out of 5

    Amber

  24. 5 out of 5

    Kimberly

  25. 4 out of 5

    Lisa Doyle

  26. 5 out of 5

    Georgia L. Stone

  27. 5 out of 5

    Danielle S

  28. 5 out of 5

    Jarrod

  29. 5 out of 5

    Michelle Miller

  30. 5 out of 5

    Fallon

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