To keep food moist and tender as you cook it, it's best to toss instead of stir. Mastering this skill takes time, but there's an item in the Circulon cookware line makes things easier. The Toss & Turn pan has a unique high side of the pan, which causes tossed food to easily fall back into the pan. It works well for turning over steaks and fried eggs, for flipping pancakes, grilled sandwiches, and even sautéed mushrooms.
I like the concept on non-stick but I keep having to buy a new pan every year or two because the coating wears off. Are there any non-stick pans out there that actually work well, are eas and are durable?
It's not always easy or convenient for me to cook outdoors, but sometimes I really crave a grilled steak. I'm thinking of buying a grill pan for indoors. Is there any one in particular you'd recommend?
I want one of those shiny black cast-iron pans without having to wait for years to achieve the finish, or for my grandmother to hand-down hers. Are there any cast-iron pans out there that have that finish already?
I'd like to cook more, but I am often just too tired and time-constrained when I return home. Do you have any suggestions for streamlining dinner preparation so I can put together a healthy, good tasting meal fast?
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|