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HabaneroLady | Jul 4, 201606:05 PM     30

I picked up a copy of "Consider the Fork" by Bee Wilson recently. In chapter 1 she mentions an American engineer named Chuck Lemme who, in 1988, rated all the available materials that cookware was made of at the time on nine different criteria to try to find the best possible cooking material. No surprise to cast iron lovers, it turned out to be the best available material. But, no surprise to lovers of All Clad, he also predicted that sandwiched metal of different types would be the way to top even cast iron for its cooking properties. But then he lost interest and went back to other engineering projects, leaving others to invent the multi-ply clad cookware that is so beloved today.

Does anyone know where one might find the "Lemme List" that lists his evaluation or the various types of single material cookware available at the time? Or even better, a list prepared with similar methodology that is updated to include modern clad cookware as well?

Angie

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