A Guide to Collecting and Restoring Cast-Iron Cookware
Whether you're interested in finding the perfect pan for your kitchen or starting a new hobby restoring cast iron, Skilletheads is here to help.
Part science and part personal preference, collecting and restoring cast-iron cookware is a complex art. For instance, what makes each company’s cast iron unique? Do chemicals used during restoration leech into food? When it comes to surface finish, is textured or smooth better?
In Skilletheads, the highly anticipated follow-up to Modern Cast Iron, Ashley L. Jones dives deeper than ever into the world of cast iron. In these pages, which feature over 100 full-color photos, you’ll find expert advice on purchasing cast iron from some of the most active collectors in the field today; side-by-side comparisons of the major manufacturers in the US and interviews with each company; and detailed how-to guides for restoring cast iron, including such methods as lye baths, electrolysis tanks, and chemical products, all compiled with input from restorers and a chemist. And because no book on cast iron is complete without a little cooking, Jones includes 35 mouth-watering recipes contributed by foodies who know cast iron best―everything from Sunday Frittata to Braised Chicken to Skillet S’mores.
Whether you’re interested in finding the perfect pan for your kitchen or starting a new hobby restoring cast iron, Skilletheads is here to help.