Southerners take a special pride in their cooking, with almost-sacred recipes handed down generation after generation. But that pride also extends to helping out those northerners who are trying their hand at Southern dishes. Call it Southern hospitality, with cooks reveal cooking tips, tricks and secrets from Southern kitchens. Here are some to consider.
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1. They make their cast-iron skillets last more than a lifetime.
For Southern cooks, handing down their prized cast-iron skillet is a rite of passage. Seasoned over generations of cooking, the skillets are positively treasured.
But what if Memaw didn’t take great care of it? Here’s how to make a skillet good as new.