Cast Iron Cooking For Dummies

Author: Tracy Barr
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118053188
Release Date: 2011-04-04
Genre: Cooking

In some cooking circles, cast iron gets a bad rep – people think it's old-fashioned, heavy, and hard to take care of. And really, how often do folks nowadays need to hitch up a mule and wagon and leave civilization and Teflon-coated sauté pans behind? True, cast iron is old; it's been around since the Middle Ages. And it is heavy. No one can dispute that even a small, cast-iron pot has a heft to it that no other cookware has. Nevertheless, cast-iron cookware has a place in today's kitchens, and that doesn’t mean simply hanging on the wall for decoration. Cast iron has much to offer modern-day cooks; it's easy to use, easy to care for, economical, versatile, and durable, and let's face it, it has a nostalgic appeal that no other cookware has. But more compelling than all those reasons is that it's a great cookware that makes great food. In fact, most cast-iron cooks will tell you that food cooked in cast iron tastes better than food cooked in anything else! Cast-Iron Cooking For Dummies is for those cooks who may want to inject a little adventure and variety into their cooking. If you've never even thought of using cast-iron cookware, or you have a few cast-iron pots lying around, you'll discover all you need to know about making great food using cast iron. Here just a sampling of what you'll find in Cast-Iron Cooking For Dummies: Selecting the right cast-iron cookware for you Seasoning a new cast-iron pan Caring for your cast-iron cookware Discovering techniques to enhance your cast-iron cooking Enjoying cast-iron cooking in the Great Outdoors Tons of delicious recipes, from main and side dishes to desserts and international dishes Top Ten lists on ways to make your cast-iron cookware last longer, the best dishes suited for cast iron, and tips for achieving success in cast-iron cooking So, whether you're a cooking novice or an experienced chef, you can find plenty of enjoyment from cooking with cast iron – and Cast-Iron Cooking For Dummies can show you the way.

Cast Iron Cooking For Dummies

Author: Tracy Barr
Publisher: For Dummies
ISBN: 0764537148
Release Date: 2003-10-31
Genre: Cooking

In some cooking circles, cast iron gets a bad rep – people think it's old-fashioned, heavy, and hard to take care of. And really, how often do folks nowadays need to hitch up a mule and wagon and leave civilization and Teflon-coated sauté pans behind? True, cast iron is old; it's been around since the Middle Ages. And it is heavy. No one can dispute that even a small, cast-iron pot has a heft to it that no other cookware has. Nevertheless, cast-iron cookware has a place in today's kitchens, and that doesn’t mean simply hanging on the wall for decoration. Cast iron has much to offer modern-day cooks; it's easy to use, easy to care for, economical, versatile, and durable, and let's face it, it has a nostalgic appeal that no other cookware has. But more compelling than all those reasons is that it's a great cookware that makes great food. In fact, most cast-iron cooks will tell you that food cooked in cast iron tastes better than food cooked in anything else! Cast-Iron Cooking For Dummies is for those cooks who may want to inject a little adventure and variety into their cooking. If you've never even thought of using cast-iron cookware, or you have a few cast-iron pots lying around, you'll discover all you need to know about making great food using cast iron. Here just a sampling of what you'll find in Cast-Iron Cooking For Dummies: Selecting the right cast-iron cookware for you Seasoning a new cast-iron pan Caring for your cast-iron cookware Discovering techniques to enhance your cast-iron cooking Enjoying cast-iron cooking in the Great Outdoors Tons of delicious recipes, from main and side dishes to desserts and international dishes Top Ten lists on ways to make your cast-iron cookware last longer, the best dishes suited for cast iron, and tips for achieving success in cast-iron cooking So, whether you're a cooking novice or an experienced chef, you can find plenty of enjoyment from cooking with cast iron – and Cast-Iron Cooking For Dummies can show you the way.

Living the Country Lifestyle All In One For Dummies

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470478942
Release Date: 2009-02-18
Genre: House & Home

Living the Country Lifestyle All-in-One For Dummies features six books in one, including: Country Cooking (cast-iron cooking, canning, pickling, and outdoor cooking, among other topics) Traditional Crafts (sheering animals and producing wool, knitting, hand sewing, patchwork and quilting, candle making) Kitchen Gardening (growing and caring for vegetables, herbs, and fruit) Outdoor Skills (camp skills, fishing, navigation, outdoor family fun) Raising Farm Animals (buying, housing, and raising animals, beekeeping) Natural Health (herbal remedies, an encyclopedia of herbs, and healing foods)

The Cast Iron Skillet Cookbook

Author: Sharon Kramis
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
ISBN: 1570614253
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Cooking

Two cutting-edge gourmets revamp delicious, old-fashioned cooking using irresistible, modern recipes. "The Cast-Iron Skillet Cookbook" features simple recipes designed for cast-iron cooking, including savory appetizers, rustic breads, and desserts. Color photos.

Yorkshire Terriers For Dummies

Author: Tracy Barr
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118054239
Release Date: 2011-03-08
Genre: Pets

So you want to adopt or are thinking about adopting a Yorkshire Terrier. The 6th most popular dog in the U.S., Yorkies are energetic, playful, and loving companions—and they’re cute as a button! But it’s wise to know enough about the breed to determine whether or not a Yorkie is the right dog for you. This fun, friendly guide helps you decide if a Yorkie suits your lifestyle and gives you expert advice on keeping your dog healthy and content. Yorkshire Terriers For Dummies is for you if you’re thinking about getting a puppy or adult Yorkie and want to know the best way to take care of this perky little pet. This guide gives you the straight facts on everything you need to know about the health and well being of your Yorkie, featuring expert guidance in: Finding the right Yorkie for you Preparing your home for the new arrival Managing nutrition and health Exercising and entertaining your Yorkie Handling behavioral problems From feeding and training to socializing, you’ll see how to meet a Yorkshire Terrier’s special needs and develop a long and positive relationship with your dog. You’ll discover the most important questions to ask a breeder and how to select the perfect Yorkie, as well as choose the right supplies. Then, you’ll see how to acclimate a Yorkie to your home and your family, housetrain him, and set up a daily routine that works for both of you. You’ll also find savvy tips on: Making it through the first night with your Yorkie Finding a veterinarian Teaching the most important commands Grooming your Yorkie’s gorgeous long coat Spotting symptoms of common health problems in Yorkies Breeding or showing your Yorkie Complete with an immunization schedule, a guide to puppy-proofing your home, a list of online resources, and an 8-page full-color insert, Yorkshire Terriers For Dummies is the fun and easy way® to keep your little Yorkie happy and healthy!

Cooking Basics For Dummies

Author: Marie Rama
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118922323
Release Date: 2014-10-13
Genre: Cooking

Get started cooking now with Cooking Basics For Dummies, 5th Edition! Are you looking to dig yourself out of microwave dinners and learn the ropes of home cooking? Cooking Basics For Dummies, 5th Edition takes the intimidation out of cooking and helps you start cultivating your culinary prowess in no time. From learning fundamental cooking techniques like dicing, chopping, and saut?ing to creating delicious, easy-to-follow recipes, you'll discover how to cook up crowd-pleasing meals the whole family will enjoy—all without breaking a sweat! Even if you've never cracked an egg, this friendly, practical guide gives you all the ingredients to become a superior home cook. In plain English, it explains step-by-step how to master popular cooking techniques, such as dicing vegetables, hard boiling an egg, making quick and delicious sauces, planning menus, stocking your pantry, and so much more. Packed with more than 150 easy-to-follow recipes for every meal of the day, from mouth-watering mains to sumptuous sides to delectable desserts Helps you master grilling, slow cooking, baking, roasting, pressure cooking, and more Includes tips on adapting meals to meet the latest dietary trends, such as low-sugar, low-sodium, low-fat, plant-based, and vegetarian diets Covers shopping at farmer's markets and buying organic foods Cooking Basics For Dummies, 5th edition is for every beginner cook or polished chef looking for a refresher on breathing new life into home-cooked meals.

Dutch Oven and Cast Iron Cooking

Author: Peg Couch
Publisher: Heliconia Press
ISBN: 1896980783
Release Date: 2013-11-01
Genre: Cooking

Discover how to use a Dutch oven in your kitchen or over hot coals, with 50 delicious recipes for baking breads and desserts, simmering soups, or roasting meats and vegetables. Perfect for any camp enthusiast, each recipe includes instructions for both indoor and outdoor cooking methods.

Fashion Drawing For Dummies

Author: Lisa Arnold
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470887646
Release Date: 2012-04-06
Genre: Design

The fast and easy way to learn the art of fashion drawing This fun guide gives you dozens of step-by-step diagrams that walk you through the process of preparing creative illustrations that you can later develop into dynamic presentations for your design portfolio. Plus, you'll not only learn how to draw clothes and fabric, but also how to show details that make up the total look: faces and hairstyles, fashion accents, and a wide variety of textures. If you're an aspiring fashion designer, you know it's essential to be able to draw, prepare, and present a fashion drawing. Whether you have little or no prior drawing experience, Fashion Drawing For Dummies gives you easy-to-follow, non-intimidating instructions for mastering the drawing skills you need to design like a pro. Learn the rules and techniques of fashion drawing Draw the fashion figure in different poses and from multiple angles Discover how to complement your drawings with accessories, clothing, and style If you're a fledgling designer looking for non-intimidating guidance on learning the ins and outs of fashion drawing, this friendly guide has you covered!

Butchery and Sausage Making For Dummies

Author: Tia Harrison
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118387443
Release Date: 2013-02-15
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Discover how to butcher your own meat and make homemade sausage With interest in a back-to-basics approach to food on the rise, more and more people are becoming interested in butchering their own meat and making high-quality, preservative-free sausages. With easy-to-follow instructions and illustrations, Butchery & Sausage-Making For Dummies offers readers a look at how to butcher poultry, rabbit, beef, pork, lamb, and goats. The book will also explore sausage-making, with tips and recipes, and will look at preserving meat through curing and smoking. Offers natural, healthier alternatives for sausages and preserved meats for people wary of processed foods Provides helpful tips and guidance for home cooks and beginner butchers Provides needed guidance for those looking to explore this long-overlooked profession Butchery & Sausage Making For Dummies is an invaluable resource for home cooks interested in being more responsible about their meat, or those that are looking to save money and enjoy healthier alternatives to what's found in their local grocery store.

The Lodge Cast Iron Cookbook

Author: The Lodge Company
Publisher: Oxmoor House
ISBN: 0848734343
Release Date: 2012-02-07
Genre: Cooking

Cast iron cooking is back in vogue! From America's most chic restaurants to the countless kitchens of avid home cooks, everyone is rediscovering the joy of cooking with classic cast iron. Cast iron cooking has always been a kitchen favorite with its even heating, great heat retention and its flexibility to go outdoors and grill or cook over an open fire. According to Esquire magazine, cast iron cookware "will enrich your eggs and burgers, it's impossible to break and it will last longer than you." And now with The Lodge Cast Iron Cookbook, every cook will learn the simple, savory secrets of cast iron cookery. From the kitchens of Lodge, America's leading manufacturer of cast iron cookware, this unique cookbook offers over 200 mouthwatering recipes. The delectable dishes range from breakfast specials to the secrets of great fried food, to soups and stews, biscuits and baked goods, fish, veggies and finally those sweet finales. And the book features favorite cast iron cooking recipes by well-known cooks such as Bill and Cheryl Jamison, Nick Malgieri and Allison Fishman. Special cooking lessons include cast iron cooking basics and how to enjoy open air cooking and grilling. This special culinary delight features great cooking stories and intriguing vignettes on the history and legend and lore of cast iron cooking. Each unique recipe, culled from cooks across the country, is illustrated with four-color photography. Published in a special flexible binding, this cookbook will be a keepsake treasured by all cooks.

Living Vegan For Dummies

Author: Alexandra Jamieson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470585207
Release Date: 2009-11-24
Genre: Cooking

The fun and easy way® to live a vegan lifestyle Are you thinking about becoming a vegan? Already a practicing vegan? More than 3 million Americans currently live a vegan lifestyle, and that number is growing. Living Vegan For Dummies is your one-stop resource for understanding vegan practices, sharing them with your friends and loved ones, and maintaining a vegan way of life. This friendly, practical guide explains the types of products that vegans abstain from eating and consuming, and provides healthy and animal-free options. You'll see how to create a balanced, nutritious vegan diet; read food and product labels to determine animal-derived product content; and stock a vegan pantry. You'll also get 40 great-tasting recipes to expand your cooking repertoire. Features expert guidance in living a vegan lifestyle and explaining it to friends and family Includes proper dietary guidelines so you can get the nutrition you need Gives you several action plans for making the switch to veganism Provides parents with everything they need to understand and support their children's choices With the tips and advice in Living Vegan For Dummies, you can truly live and enjoy a vegan way of life!

Lodge Cast Iron Nation

Author: The Lodge Company
Publisher: Oxmoor House
ISBN: 0848742265
Release Date: 2014-03-18
Genre: Cooking

Cast-iron skillets, pots, and Dutch ovens are enjoying a surge in popularity among cookware users all across America, and no wonder: it's inexpensive, long lasting, eco-friendly, sustainable, versatile, and healthy! It's no longer just for the camper or cowboy-today, it's a staple piece of cookware in any kitchen helmed by a cook who loves good food. Lodge Cast Iron Nation provides 200 recipes curated from Lodge's very own network of high-profile chefs and cast-iron cookware fans from around the country. Focused on American regional cuisine, it's packed with a diverse array of recipes-everything from appetizers to desserts and everything in-between. The book reveals the movement behind the resurgence in cast iron's popularity, showcasing exciting new flavor combinations from popular chefs (like John Currence, Lidia Bastianich, Mark Bittman and Peter Kaminsky) and highlighting the cookware's relevance for today's cooks, who are increasingly concerned with issues of sustainability, health, and expense when it comes to their food choices. Packed with classic regional casseroles, soups and stews, new twists on old favorites, plus desserts from the icebox and the oven-this cookbook proves that cast iron isn't just for cornbread. And with in-depth information on how to use and care for cast iron plus surprising tricks and tips-direct from Lodge fans-this cookbook is a comprehensive guide to getting the most out of cast-iron cookware. Finally, Lodge Cast Iron Nation gives back to the country it celebrates; a portion of the proceeds from the sale of every book will go to The Tennessee Aquarium's Serve & Protect sustainable seafood program which is helping inland residents reduce their impact on the world ocean.

Hunt Gather Cook

Author: Hank Shaw
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 1609614011
Release Date: 2011-05-24
Genre: Cooking

From field, forest, and stream to table, award-winning journalist Hank Shaw explores the forgotten art of foraging. If there is a frontier beyond organic, local and seasonal, beyond farmers' markets and grass-def meat, it's hunting, fishing and foraging your own food. A lifelong angler and forager who became a hunter late in life, Hank Shaw is dedicated to finding a place on the table for the myriad overlooked and underutilized wild foods that are there for the taking -- if you know how to find them. In Hunt, Gather, Cook, he shares his experiences both in the field and in the kitchen, as well as his extensive knowledge of North America's edible flora and fauna. Hank provides a user-friendly, food-oriented introduction to tracking down and cooking everything from prickly pears, to grouper to snowshoe hares.

Camping For Dummies

Author: Michael Hodgson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118069234
Release Date: 2011-04-27
Genre: Sports & Recreation

You love the great outdoors, but you’re not always sure the great outdoors loves you. You can pitch a tent, start a campfire, build furniture by lashing tree branches together – in theory anyway! But while you may not have gotten your Girl Scout Gold Award, or your Eagle Scout with cluster, you can still enjoy a night out under the stars with those near and dear to you, or even work towards becoming a more serious outdoorsman, right? Sure as a bear lives in the woods, Camping for Dummies shows you how to get out there and enjoy the best Mother Nature has to offer. With the helpful advice this common sense guide provides, you’ll be prepared when it comes to: Destination Gear Shelter Clothing Food Weather Safety Written by journalist Michael Hodgson, veteran of Utah’s Eco-Challenge and numerous other outdoor adventures, Camping for Dummies cuts out gear-head jargon and antiquated methods to give you, plain and simple, what you need to know to make the smart choices that lead to great adventures. You’ll find out: How to tie a bear bag The delicious caveman style for cooking fresh fish The limitations of GPS How to predict the weather by observing birds, frogs, and insects Ten survival essentials How to go canoe, kayak, or bicycle camping What features make a good backpack, boot, and other equipment When and how to bring along children Whether the dictionary definition of “tenderfoot” has your picture next to it or you already consider wilderness your home away from home, you’ll appreciate this handy, concise reference. Full of illustrations, diagrams, and directions for finding additional camping resources, Camping for Dummies is your complete ticket to America’s great outdoors.