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Cast Iron Around the Web: July 4, 2008

Independence Day is a great time to celebrate the Cast Iron Renaissance. Here are other folks doing the same!

Fear of Frying.” Whole Life Times offers some alternatives to Teflon. Quote: “When it comes to cast iron, you may be better off buying used because the surface of a cast iron skillet is seasoned with use and actually becomes more nonstick as it ages.”

Shortcut Cooking.” What works better for Asian cooking than a dutch oven?

Cooking With Fire: Campfire Meals Made With Dutch Ovens, Foil Packs.” Includes a number of recipes as well.

Elements: Cast Iron.” Michael Ruhlman talks about his three cast iron pan.

My Beloved Cast Iron Pan.” After seeing Ruhlman’s post on his cast iron pans, Steph is motivated to show off her pan, too.

How to Clean Cast Iron Cookware.”

An easier way season your cast iron + a handy tip!” In yet another Ruhlman-inspired post, Monika Bartyzel tries seasoning on the stove top.

What do you make in a Dutch oven?” Over at, one reader is looking for vegetarian and seafood recipes for use in a dutch oven.

Cast Iron Cookware.” Another reader at is asking questions about care and restoration of cast iron.

2nd annual Camp Chef Dutch Oven Cook-Off.” July 18, Canyon County Fair, Idaho.

Dutch Oven Cookoff/Cowboy Festival.” Saturday, July 26, Florence Arizona.

Chuck Wagon Dutch Oven Dinner.” Saturday, July 5, Hamblin Park, Evanston, Wyoming.

Dutch Oven Dinner.” July 10, Clinton, Utah.

Cast Iron Cook-Off.” July 15, Eureka, California.

The Heat Is On.” Three stove top grill pans are compared: preseasoned cast iron, enamel-coated cast iron and stainless steel.

Beet Green Soup

Breakfast Around the Campfire
  • Dutch Oven Blackberry Cobbler
  • Campfire Eggs (skillet)
  • Stuffed French Toast (skillet)

Chicken Tikka Masala (dutch oven)

Fried Apples (skillet)

Fried Chicken Sandwich and Poppyseed Coleslaw (dutch oven)

Fried Zucchini (skillet)--excellent pictures

Iced Fruit Punch

Oven Barbecued Spareribs (dutch oven)

Peach, Blackberry and Almond Crisp (dutch oven)

Potato & Chickpea Curry With Rice (dutch Oven)

Misc Recipes (all on one site):
  • Smothered pork chopes (skillet)
  • Chicken & Dumplings (dutch oven)
  • Rick’s Finest Kind of Chili (dutch oven)
  • Best Ever Pot Roast (dutch oven)