Modern Cast Iron: The Complete Guide to Selecting, Seasoning, Cooking, and More

Ashley L. Jones (Author)


Warm, crumbly cornbread. Chicken sizzling in the pan. Childhood memories filled with delicious, home-cooked dishes and your family there to enjoy it with you. Cast iron's popularity faded in the '70s--replaced by chemically processed cookware--but today's cooks are reigniting a passion for wholesome cast-iron-cooked meals. This ain't your grandma's kitchen--caring for and cooking with cast iron is easy, healthy, and totally Pinterest worthy.

In Modern Cast Iron, self-proclaimed cast-iron connoisseur Ashley L. Jones recaptures the ease and joy of cooking with cast-iron cookware. Jones introduces readers to the best brands and types of cast-iron cookware to fulfill any cook's needs. She offers detailed tips and tricks for rescuing old, rusted pans and keeping them properly seasoned, and she shares recommendations for the best cooking oil for every recipe. With Jones's help, both experienced and beginner cooks will be able to rival grandma's cooking. Chock-full of stories from Jones's own childhood growing up with cast-iron meals, as well as recipe after tantalizing recipe--from breakfast quiche to gluten-free meals and beautiful blueberry cobbler--Modern Cast Iron explores the countless ways that cast iron benefits health and happiness.

A comprehensive guide to all things cast iron and home-style cookin', Modern Cast Iron offers a new way for cooks to spice up the kitchen using all-natural tools and ingredients.

Product Details

$22.00  $20.24
Red Lightning Books
Publish Date
August 18, 2020
7.6 X 8.6 X 0.8 inches | 1.85 pounds

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About the Author

Ashley L. Jones is an author, blogger, and teacher, but she prefers the title of Big Sister. A firm believer that we all know something worth sharing, she started the blog Big Sister Knows as a way to encourage and inspire other young women to live with gusto. Ashley sees Modern Cast Iron as a continuation of that mission. Here, she not only instructs readers about cast-iron cookware but also inspires them to cook simple, wholesome foods and to gather with family around the table. Find your inspiration and follow Ashley's journey at


The author writes in a warm, personable style--and with great love of subject. After reading Modern Cast Iron, not only will you be hungry, you will understand why cast iron cookware becomes a family treasure shared through generations.

--Virginia C of Booked Solid with Virginia C

This easy-to-digest reference will be a boon to home cooks new to cast-iron cooking

--Publishers Weekly

This is a great book for anyone who is interested in expanding their cast iron knowledge. If you are a pro, or a newbie, you'll find a new piece of information in this book, guaranteed.

--Stuffed Shelves

This is a very well written and lavishly illustrated guide. . . . Five stars.

--Nonstop Reader

Jones' message of food and family resonates even more at a time when so many of us are staying home and sharing more meals as a family.