It’s a wonder and a workhorse: A cast-iron skillet is versatile, inexpensive, and just about indestructible. It can deliver the char of a grill, bake the lightest cakes, and stand in for an array of specialty cookware, from a wok to a paella pan. Properly seasoned, it’s better than any nonstick pan. No wonder cast iron is back as an icon of the well-stocked kitchen.
For cooks everywhere who are falling in love with cast iron comes Will It Skillet?, the new cookbook from Daniel Shumski, who last applied his out-of-the-box food-loving sensibility to Will It Waffle? Here are 53 original recipes that are surprising, delicious, and ingenious in their ability to capitalize on the strengths of cast iron. The simplicity of Toast with Olive Oil and Tomato, because you just can’t achieve that perfect crust in a toaster. A gooey, spiraled Giant Cinnamon Bun with a surprise swirl inside. Popcorn taken to another level with clarified butter. Homemade Corn Tortillas that use the pan to flatten and cook them. A Spinach and Feta Dip that stays warm from the residual heat of the pan. Plus, pastas that come together in one skillet—no separate boiling required; beautiful breads and pizzas; luscious desserts and more. Includes detailed information on buying, seasoning, and caring for your cast-iron cookware.
About the author
Daniel Shumski is a writer and editor who has hunted ramen in Tokyo for the Washington Post and tracked down ice cream in Buenos Aires for the Los Angeles Times. Between stints at the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Tribune, he worked for a Midwestern heirloom apple orchard. His first book, Will It Waffle?: 53 Irresistible and Unexpected Recipes to Make in a Waffle Iron, won praise from the New York Times, People magazine, and Food52. He lives in Montreal, where his French is still a work in progress.
Other titles by Daniel Shumski
How to Sous Vide
Easy, Delicious Perfection Any Night of the Week: 100+ Simple, Irresistible Recipes
How to Instant Pot
Mastering All the Functions of the One Pot That Will Change the Way You Cook - Now Completely Updated for the Latest Generation of Instant Pots!
Will It Waffle?
53 Irresistible and Unexpected Recipes to Make in a Waffle Iron