Reprinted with permission from The New Cast Iron Skillet Cookbook © 2014 by Sterling Epicure, an imprint of Sterling Publishing Co.
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Seen & Read: May 1, 2014

Food Arts Staff - May 1st, 2014

The New Cast-Iron Skillet Cookbook: 150 Fresh Ideas for America’s Favorite Pan by Ellen Brown
Brown, who treats her skillet “like a Swiss army knife” in her kitchen, compiles over 150 recipes for her new cookbook, due out this month. —Abbe Lewis, associate editor

Finding What Feeds Us
The Dinner Party, a group that formed to cope with #LifeAfterLoss, was funded by KickStarter. Their NYC launch party is happening Tuesday, May 6. —Marni Mendelsohn, editorial assistant

Palena’s Last Day: Former Employees, Regulars Salute Frank Ruta, Washington Post
As a former Washingtonian, I was sad to hear of Palena’s closing; it was one of my favorite restaurants in the D.C. area. It will be missed by many. —Philippa Riley, advertising & events coordinator

World’s 50 Best Restaurants List: A Menu of Predictable Names for the Food Bores, The Guardian
The World’s 50 Best List was released this week. Congrats to all winners, including stateside Eleven Madison Park, Alinea, Le Bernardin, Per Se, Daniel, The French Laundry, and Coi. But what does it mean to be on the World’s 50 Best List? Important for chefs and businesses but inaccessible to the average diner. —M.M.