Hello everyone! My name is Mike and I’ve been a Cast Iron Cook for sometime now.
I grew up in the Mid-South and as far back as I can remember, we cooked with cast iron.
My momma introduced me to cast iron at an early age. She cooked everything in cast iron.
Man, I can remember those cold winter mornings, waking to the smell of good ole bacon frying in that cast iron skillet of hers.
As they say, “bacon makes everything better”!! And, I”ll have to agree because momma’s fried bacon sure made me feel better.
Can’t you just smell that smell? Can’t you just smell that bacon frying now? I sure can!
Supper-time, or, as some like to call it, dinner, was no different around our house.
Yes sir, that’s right, coming home from school or my paper route, to the smell of good ole southern-fried chicken. Momma made THE BEST fried chicken!!
And, you know what else she would do? When she was done, she would take and pour off that grease she was fryin with, but leave the crumbs in the skillet, add some flour, salt and pepper to taste, and stir in a little milk until it thickened-up and make the very best cream gravy you ever poured over any mashed taters!
I guess my favorite times of eatin outta cast iron was, when she made a big ole pot of chili!
Now as you know, chili is a work of art. I reckon there’s probably as many chili recipes out there as there is automobiles.
But, momma taught me how to do it and do it right! I still use a variation of her recipe to this day. and the best part is, it was all cooked up in a cast iron pot.
Cast Iron Cooking Should Be Fun And Enjoyable:
As you can probably tell by now, cast iron cooking made an impact on my life.
Cooking should be fun and it should be enjoyable.
We all love to eat and some of us love to cook! Cast iron cooking is fun when you learn how easy it is and especially when you have the right equipment and utensils.
For me, the greatest joy of cast iron cooking is, watching someone eating and enjoying something that I poured my heart and soul into.
My goal here is, for you to find what you’re looking for in cast iron and to help you become the very best cast-iron-cook you can be!!
This site is for you. Take a look around, leave a comment or two, but most of all enjoy yourself here!
Thank You For Stopping By!
My best wishes to your cast iron cooking success.
Founder of cast-iron-cook.com