Feb 6, 2016
As many of you know, I do the bulk of my cooking with cast iron, both plain and enameled. My stove was dying a long torturous death. I was down to only three burners working at all and those only fairly reliably on high. We replaced many parts over the years nursing it along but it was finally time to put it to sleep. Since there's no possibility of gas, a new electric range was the only way to go. Could I go with a glass top yet continue using all my cast iron?
I read a whole bunch of online discussions on coil versus glass top and cast iron. Come to find out, cast iron is fine for glass tops as long as you don't slam heavy cast iron on the stove top or drag it across. What finally helped was a comment made by someone from the Lodge test kitchens with a picture attached of a row of glass top ranges in their test kitchen. Yes, Lodge does all their test kitchen stuff on glass-topped ranges. Now, if that doesn't provide the final answer to that question, I don't know what does.
I'm happily using my cast iron cookware on the glass-topped stove but I have made a "landing pad" of hot plates next to the stove for when I take out something heavy and don't want to risk landing it on the glass with a thud.
Feb 6, 2016
Nov 22, 2015
Nov 21, 2015
First, I had to relearn that a milliliter is a cubic centimeter not a cubic milliliter and my pot does not hold several hundred cups! Then I thought I had everything right but when I tried to confirm that by putting water in the pot I still WAY off and only filled the pot by about a 1/3.
Finally, I had to look up to make sure I had the formula for volume of a column right. It's pi * radius-squared * height not pi * diameter * height.
Sigh. After all that, it's a 4 1/2 quart pot. Bill said, why don't you just pour in water with the big measuring cup? I was trying to figure out if the math was easier. It might have been in the years shortly after high school geometry but certainly not fifty years later!
Sep 16, 2015
I hope you are well and feeling fine! Miss ya!
Jul 30, 2015
Has anyone even noticed that he is missing?
Apparently he has become the next victim with the bullies.
Does anyone even care anymore about their fellow human beings?
Jul 11, 2015
Skillet Corn Dog Casserole
Feb 1, 2015
I'm originally from New Orleans and grew up cooking with my grandmother since age 6 or so. I've learned from several great Cajun/Creole and... Southern Chefs. I also have been a chef on oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico.
I'm most known for my Cajun/Creole dishes like Shrimp Creole, Shrimp & Crawfish Etouffee, Gumbo's, soups and other seafood dishes. Love to grill great steaks and BBQ ribs.
I'll be putting my recipes here over the next few weeks. I hope you enjoy them as much as mys family, friends and I do!
Please check out my kitchen here for some wonderful Cajun/Creole dishes. I posted a few today and will be doing a few everyday this week. I'll update pictures for each as I cook them again. justapinch.com/me/David_Kuhlmann