One Pan to Rule Them All


Let’s face it. If your kitchen had just one pan, one single tool to accomplish any cooking concoction you dare to dream, it should be a pretty awesome one, right? The chosen one, the golden child, the king of the ring, the one true pan to rule them all! It should be a cast-iron skillet!

Cast-iron cookware is a proven hero, never goes out of style, and cannot be destroyed despite how you feel about yourself as a home cook. In this book, Howie Southworth and Greg Matza—best friends and adventurous home cooks—share one hundred recipes for cooking in a skillet on the stovetop or outdoors on a grill or campfire. Here you’ll find easy-to-follow recipes for:

Spinach and cheddar frittata
Cajun biscuits and gravy
Heavy metal pizza
Creole jambalaya
Bacon fried steak
Blackened catfish
Crispy mac and cheese
Peach cobbler
Campfire taquitos
And more!

Howie Southworth is a globetrotter, insatiable gastronome, and avid cast-iron cook. Armed with a culinary degree and two hungry sons, he regularly attempts to recreate his favorite dishes from around the world. An educator by day, Howie loves the sizzle of bacon and long walks on the beach. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia.

Greg Matza grew up in Los Angeles, weaned on a diet that stretched from Iran to the Philippines to El Salvador—all within a couple of miles from his home. Greg is currently the proud parent of an 80,000 BTU propane burner and a collection of very nice potholders. They all live happily in the San Francisco Bay area.