Cookware

While it might save time to buy a matching set of pots and pans, take the time to make sure to buy the pieces that will work with how you cook, not how the manufacturers think you cook. Regardless of whether you buy a set or a piece here and there, here’s what you should look for in quality cookware.
 

Clay Pot Cooking and One Pot Cookery

June 4, 2012 21 Comments
Clay Pot Cooking and One Pot Cookery

What is So Great About Cooking In a Clay Pot? I haven’t had much experience cooking in clay pots but since working with Bill Marback of Romertopf Clay Bakers, I plan to do a lot more. Here is a cooking style that allows for cooking just about anything you like slowly and gently while retaining […]

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Cast Iron Cookware | Buying Seasoning Cleaning

June 4, 2012 1 Comment
Cast Iron Cookware | Buying Seasoning Cleaning

Why You Want Cast Iron Cookware There are several benefits of cooking with cast iron. One is that it lasts forever! Cast iron pots and pans have been known to pass down through several generations without ever deteriorating or losing their ability to turn out delicious food. When seasoned correctly, this cookware provides a great […]

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Saute Pan | Choosing and Buying the Right Saute Pan

June 4, 2012 12 Comments
Saute Pan | Choosing and Buying the Right Saute Pan

The Most Important Pan In Your Kitchen A good sauté pan must be one of your most important pieces of cookware. If you are looking to purchase one really decent pan to cook with at home, make it a saute pan! What is a sauté pan? The pan to the right is a sauté pan. […]

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Buying a Saute Pan

June 4, 2012
Buying a Saute Pan

What To Look For When Purchasing a New Saute Pan Design The saute pan is designed with a wide flat bottom so there is enough room in the pan not to crowd the ingredients. You want the ingredients to brown quickly without burning or steaming. Let’s say you are sautéing some chicken breasts. If the […]

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Wok – Do I Need One

December 9, 2011 4 Comments
Wok – Do I Need One

What is a Wok and How to Use It Wok is a Cantonese word for a specialized cooking pan from China, although similarly shaped cooking vessels are used in Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, The Philippines and even India.  Often hand hammered from two layers of carbon steel, woks are shaped like shallow bowls and range in […]

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Is a Crock Pot The Same As A Dutch Oven

November 4, 2011 7 Comments
Is a Crock Pot The Same As A Dutch Oven

Can I Substitute a Dutch Oven for a Crock Pot? I got this question in my inbox a few days ago.  I think it’s a pretty good question.  The beauty of a crock pot is that the heat comes from the bottom and the sides and is kept low and consistent with a thermostat.  The […]

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Cast Iron Cookware

June 16, 2007 2 Comments
Cast Iron Cookware

How to Cook With Cast Iron Cookware This week I had the opportunity to pan-sear some tuna steaks for dinner. It was quick and very easy and the steaks came out perfect. Not only did my wife and I have a great meal, the next day I made great tuna salad with the leftovers. I’m […]

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