Heading home from Knoxville and the NBBQA conference, we got about 30 miles down the road and the General saw a billboard for the Lodge Outlet Store. This is a ‘must stop’ for any foodie.
Lodge manufactures cast iron cookware. As a child growing up in the South, your cast iron skillet was considered a treasure. Lodge also carries a full line of BBQ equipment and supplies. I was on the lookout for a 17″ skillet that I saw used at the Caterers’ Showcase on Friday night. It was a very nice presentation used for the baked beans.
We also found a novelty item for making fish-shaped cornbread. We have already tried this and it worked!
Another item in the store is what I call “grill baskets.” Grill baskets allow you to be able to move fish (and other delicate items that will break apart) around on the grill and cook over direct heat. The missus wouldn’t let the General replace his antique baskets even though I lusted for wanted them.
Here is an article extolling the virtues of cast iron cooking!