Wednesday, June 29, 2011

(Not Very) Wordless Wednesday: Riot Grill

grill panning

Those who know me well know that I'm attempting to not buy anything unnecessary in 2011. This covers books, records, clothing, and... kitchen equipment. I know. It's bananas. But I'd been doing well until this month. This was the month that I felt like I had NOTHING to wear and NOTHING to read (everything I've got on hold at the library is taking forever to get here). Most importantly, I was getting very annoyed because we only had one pan to cook with, seeing as the handle broke off our second cast iron pan about a month ago. So, I bought some second hand skirts and shirts, treated myself to two graphic novels, and started looking for a second pan.

We used to have a grill pan that we used all the time, but it had a teflon coating which made it impossible to get properly clean. Not to mention that teflon is going to kill us all. Anyway, after a bit of poking around I found myself a cast iron, non-teflon, not made in China grill pan. Score.

The first meal I cooked in it was the one pictured above: grilled balsamic radicchio, topped with blobs of cashew ricotta and skewers of grilled tofu, tomatoes, mushrooms, and zucchini. Do I need to say it was amazing? It was amazing. Worth a slight slip in my New Year's resolution, for sure.

J.

2 comments:

foodfeud said...

What graphic novels?? I'm a comics nerd :) I also love the post title: "Riot Grill!" Riot on.

Sara said...

Hi Jennifer -- I applaud the idea of creating a safer home, and because there's so much misinformation out there about the Teflon® brand, I'm not surprised that you are concerned. I'm a representative of DuPont though, and hope you'll let me share some information with you and your readers so that everyone can make truly informed decisions.

Regulatory agencies, consumer groups and health associations all have taken a close look at the Teflon® brand. This article highlights what they found -- the bottom line is that you can use Teflon® non-stick without worry.

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/home-garden/kitchen/cookware-bakeware-cutlery/nonstick-pans-6-07/overview/0607_pans_ov_1.htm

I'd truly be glad to share additional information about it if you are interested, and appreciate your consideration of this comment. Cheers, Sara.