Cooking With Cast Iron – A Complete Guide

A cast iron Dutch oven is the most important tool in a slow cook’s kitchen. In our cooking with cast iron guide, you’ll find all of our articles on buying, seasoning, and caring for your Dutch oven, as well as our top tips for cast iron cooking!

Browse the cast iron articles below, and let us know in the comments of any article if you have any more questions about cast iron cooking.


a glass bottle of oil on a bench alongside cherry tomatoes, fresh herbs, and sea salt.

The Best Oil To Season Your Cast Iron Cookware

There is something about cooking with cast iron that (for me) makes it a far superior choice for cooking than many of its competitors.  Its durability and ability to retain heat make it a favorite among chefs and home cooks. I’ve had some of my cast iron pieces for over fifteen years – And that’s

A stack of three colored enamel Dutch ovens on a timber milking stool.

What is the Best Dutch Oven size to buy?

Ok, so what is the best size Dutch oven to buy? It’s a question I get asked by home cooks daily, so while you may think it’s a one-size-fits-all answer, there are a few variables to think about. Let’s get into the nitty-gritty, shall we? French oven, Dutch oven, Casseroles, Cocotte… are all the same

A black le creuset dutch oven sitting on a kitchen table surrounded by cooking bits and pieces.

How to Clean Enameled Cast Iron Cookware

Enameled cast iron is my go-to cookware. While the vast majority of my pots are Le Creuset, I also have pieces by Lodge, Chasseur, and Staub – that’s what owning a cookware store for 15 years does! I’m a sucker for a new piece of cast iron. Anyway, I thought we’d run through how to

A collection of different cast iron cookware pieces stacked on a table.

My Cast Iron Collection – And how I use each piece

I’ve been told I own a lot of cast iron cookware. Well, I’m not going to deny it, I do! But I also use EVERY SINGLE piece that I own. There is none sitting at the back of a cupboard unused and unloved, instead, I have a collection of pieces that are well-loved, cared for,

How to season your cookware

If you’ve been following along for a while, you may have heard me talk about my love for cast iron cookware. It’s quite simple. We have a relationship. Most of my cookware is Le Creuset enameled cast iron, however, my collection also includes Lodge and Staub cast iron as well. This stuff is the bomb for slow

woman in a mustard stipe apron holding a green french oven casserole pot in both hands

5 Ways To Use A French Oven All Year Round

Those who know me well know how much I am a HUGE believer that good quality cookware can make you a better cook. I don’t tend to have kitchen draws of different size stainless steel saucepans, like most people. Instead I own a collection of enamel cast iron French ovens in different shapes sizes and

stack of three coloured cast iron post stacked on a wooden stool

French Oven vs Dutch Oven… Everything you need to know!

I get asked this question every single day. What’s a French oven? And how is it different from a Dutch oven? At first glance, many think they are the same type of pot, which they are, but they’re not. So I thought we’d do a little run-through of all the differences and how to decide

A woman wearing a black and white check dress holding a black Le Creuset enameled Dutch oven.

How To Care For Enamel Cast Iron Cookware

While good quality enameled cast iron cookware can be an investment for your kitchen, it is unrivaled when it comes to its durability and versatility. I have pieces that I inherited from my Mum nearly twenty years ago that are still going strong. But to get that kind of lifetime, they require an understanding of

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