My Blog

Raised in the rolling hills of Tennessee, north of Nashville, my family were influential cooks. Inspired by their love of southern homemade meals, cast iron skillet cooking quickly became a passion of mine, that I now enjoy sharing with all of you! In addition, discover tips and techniques I use to care for my personal collection of cast iron cookware. 

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January 31, 2019
Inspecting Cast Iron Skillets

When I'm shopping for cast iron, I'm pretty intense in researching cast iron pieces and inspection. What may be viewed as weird and anal, is actually a difference between buying something for $10 and realizing after cleaning the skillet up, the cast iron skillet is worth $50 or more. Also, the Asian market made several […]

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January 30, 2019
Cast Iron Catastrophe

In the last few blogs I have written about different ways to restore cast iron. Sadly, these two ways are never mentioned in magazines that tell you "the best" way to restore your cast iron. Some magazines support the self-cleaning oven method, which I'm 100 percent opposed to. I have tried the self-cleaning route before, […]

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January 28, 2019
Restoring Cast Iron With Lye

Lye tanks are one of the most common methods people use in the cast iron community to restore their cast iron, and one of the easiest. You can click here, for instructions on how to build your own lye bath. After building a lye tank, there are a lot of questions people have about their […]

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January 28, 2019
Restoring Cast Iron

I've worked on a lot of gross cast iron pieces and love the finished product of a healthy restored cast-iron skillet. I never recommend anyone to eat off a cast iron skillet after buying from a yard sale, antique mall, estate sales...etc. Cast iron skillets have a tendency to absorb smells and grow mold. I've […]

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