Ruth Reichl and the Gourmet gang have just launched a new weekly email newsletter to clutter up your food-related inbox.
Although I (slightly) mock, I found a grain of information in the first one that made me sit up and take notice:
Lodge is quietly phasing out its original finish in favor of pre-seasoned cast iron–- so devotees who prefer to season their own cookware need to stock up.
Eek. Although most of my cast iron pieces were already seasoned when I got them (because I do a lot of shopping at garage sales), somehow a factory finish on my cast iron just isn’t appealing.