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5 recipes to make the most of cast iron cookware

Aug. 27, 2014, 1:37 p.m.
Chicken prepared in a cast iron skillet

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The flexibility of cast iron

In an era of quick meals, cast iron cookware may feel like an antiquated artifact, recalling a bygone era of chuck wagons and wood-burning stoves. Yet wielded properly, this sturdy cookware can replace many of the pots and pans found in modern kitchens. In fact, a new generation of cooks has discovered the pans' durability and versatility. Try these recipes, which demonstrate the surprising range of this durable cookware. (Text: Enrique Gili)