You love your cast-iron skillet, and we love that you love it. Make the most of this bromance with The New Cast Iron Skillet Cookbook, an ode to the best, most versatile and frankly attractive pan in your kitchen. With recipes from the American South to Europe, South America, Asia and beyond, you’ll have plenty of reasons (besides “too much bacon”) to break out this book and cook something great, like these savory, hearty wild rice pancakes.

Author Ellen Brown tells us about this wonderful meat-free dinner option: “I like to serve these substantial pancakes with roasted venison for dinner parties, but I also top them with beef stew for more casual meals. The nutty flavor of the wild rice is complemented by the vegetables, thyme and caraway seeds.”

Reprinted with permission from The New Cast Iron Skillet Cookbook