Cast Iron

Modern Cast Iron isn’t a simple cookbook; it’s a guidebook to all things cast iron! I’ve been researching cast-iron cookware for years, so I have a ton of info and tips to share with you, from selecting the best pieces for your kitchen to cleaning and seasoning your pan, and of course, lots of recipes!


I asked for it…your burning questions about how to use and care for cast-iron cookware. Here’s a short video where I answer your Top Ten Questions about Cast-Iron Cooking:

Caring for Your Pan

“How do I care for my pan on a daily basis?” Here’s a quick video on How to Clean & Season Your Cast-Iron Skillet—no special skills or equipment needed!

Restoring a Rusted Pan

One of the biggest questions I get is, “How do I restore a rusted cast-iron pan?” Unless you want to use oven cleaner or a car battery, you’ll need to employ a lot of elbow grease! Check out this video for the full details on Restoring an Old Skillet.


I share recipes here on my blog from time to time, so check that out. However, I did film a short video on Making Blueberry Cobbler, which is one of my favorite recipes. This version is also dairy and gluten free.

My Modern Cast Iron playlist on YouTube includes other videos, as well, such as interviews with Mark Pracek of Patriot Journalism. Be sure to check those out.


I used a lot of resources when researching the topics surrounding cast-iron cooking. Check out my Cast Iron Research page for links to online articles, books, medical studies, blogs, etc.

Modern Cast Iron

For more info than you could ever want on cast-iron cooking, order a copy of my book, Modern Cast Iron: The Complete Guide to Selecting, Seasoning, Cooking, and More (August 2020, Red Lightning Books).

Let’s Connect

If you have questions about cast iron, send me a message through this site or social media. I’d love to answer your questions!

  • My Blog – For detailed articles about cast-iron cooking, including recipes.
  • Instagram – For insight into how I use cast iron on a daily basis—what works and what fails miserably (#notachef).
  • Pinterest – Check out my Cast Iron board for tons of inspiration.