Stumped about what to get for your friend/brother/sister/co-worker who is interested in cast iron cookware? Just need a little something for the holiday?
Click on the link below to find personally curated ideas for you.1 I hope that you find my suggestions helpful as you swim through the morass of kitchen bargains this time of year!
After I laboriously wrote the guide attached to the link, I thought of a few more things that any cast iron cook should have.
A good knife. One with a heavy blade that you can have professionally sharpened (if you’re not talented at sharpening…I am not).
Anthony Bourdain (I *may* have mentioned that I loved him) recommended the Global Chef’s knife (above). He said that was really the only knife you need. I was gifted one for my birthday this year; so far it’s great!
Another I am interested to try is one I supported on Kickstarter – the Misen knife (above). It is 25% off today only (11/25). Code is BF25. Supposed to be great; very sharp and long-lasting. I’ve got mine coming but have yet to try it out. I do like supporting young creative entrepreneurs, though!
Victorinox metal knife blade protectors. If you’re going to spend cash on a good knife for a gift, give the blade protector, too. Protects both the blade AND your hand.
And of course any cast-iron chef knows how to make a killer steak. And to eat a steak you need a GOOD steak knife.
These are mine (above), but a quick look on Amazon shows many that probably do the job just as well. Hmmmm…maybe it’s time to trade mine in! I must admit that sometimes I think the serrated-edged steak knives make an easier job of it!
Do you have a group of pre-teens that need to be entertained at your holiday celebration? This will do the trick. I brought it to my family’s celebration and it was a huge hit.
Bean Boozled – the repulsive jelly belly bean game. I can’t tell you how much fun the pre-teens ( and younger, and older) had with the beans. You spin a dial, and it shows you the bean you have to pick. And that particular bean will either be something wonderful or something horrible. I think my bean was “boogers” or “fresh ripe pear.” The one I got tasted like boogers. How do they even do that? Kids love this.
Linen Apron WITH pockets! I don’t know why anyone even makes an apron without pockets. I like darker colors and/or prints because when I spill tomato sauce all over myself, it won’t be quite as noticeable.
Neuro Fuzzy rice cooker. Okay, it’s not cast-iron related, but I love this rice cooker. I’ve had mine for probably 20 years now; it makes perfect rice – easily – every single time.
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