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A cast iron pan is a must-have for the kitchen, writes Ross Midgley. (Postmedia file photo)

BACK OF HOUSE: Cooking with cast iron

In this day of accelerated invention, there is no shortage of kitchen gadgets aimed at draining your wallet; plump with the promise of halving your meal time prep, allowing you to cook with zero mess, or accomplishing surgical cuts with the push of a button.