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I have cast iron cookware that came over to New Mexico on covered wagons from Illinois and Missouri with both of my Grandmothers, some of the cast iron collected by my Mother, and what I have aquired on my own, so technically some of it IS my Mother's Cast Iron. As I have gotten older and my nest empty I have passed on to my children - both excellent cooks - that CI that I feel is unsafe for me to lift safely or feeds a large group, but I still have a special pull out 'safe' for my cast Iron and the favorites stay on the stove top. I have been cooking about 60 years, and cook in cast iron about 5 days a week and three meals a day when camping.
When I first saw this book I was skeptical that I would find new info but was interested to see if there were new items I might want to acquire. I was so wrong. There are several hints and recipe suggestions that I must try out - ASAP before my old mind forgets! - plus some new lighter versions of the old standby CI I no longer have.
I received a free electronic copy of this recipe book On February 22, 2019 from Netgalley, Lucy Vaserfirer, and Harvard Common Press in exchange for an honest review. Thank you all for sharing your hard work with me.