After a lifetime mastering the art of eating well, learning how to cook… and cook well or at least cooking well enough for the food to be edible… is a joyful adventure. I love cooking with my cast-iron pan, mainly because they retain heat well and cooking temperatures stay even and consistent. So no well-done food on one side and raw on the other unless I screw-up majorly, that is. Unfortunately, I’ve had a pan or two damaged by my yaya who can’t believe that she should not scrub and wash the pan with soap after it’s used. So I end up buying a new one every few years. But with proper care, a really good and solid cast-iron pan can give great cooking pleasure for many many years… even generations.
There are more smart cooking tips at the RealAge website… like how to keep the freshness of one’s herbs… for wanna-bes like me (and perhaps you, too?) who dream of being a smart cook…ie. [-ิ_•ิ]