Just as my cast iron skillet is my go-to pan for all kinds of frying and sautéeing, this Le Creuset 5.5 quart French Oven is the pot I turn to first for soups, stews, braises, chili, etc. It isn’t quite big enough for boiling a full pound of pasta, but for anything else that involves …
So I came home with some kumquats, and, in the mood to just play with a fun ingredient, set about creating an . I never meant it to be part of this series, but that’s how it worked out.
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A Telling Failure
If you aren’t familiar with them, an amuse is just what it sounds …
This is my skillet. Sure, I have lots of others pots – small saute pans, sauciers, stock pots, paella pans, a beloved Dutch oven, griddles, you name it. But this big cast-iron skillet is the absolute workhorse in my kitchen. I’ve had it for at least 20 years, and I’d say it has been the …