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Cast Iron Clinic

September 21, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A collaboration between The Heritage Alliance of Northeast Tennessee and Create Appalachia, this workshop features Katie Hoffman and Brett Tiller of Vintage Kitchen Cast Iron and Collectibles. Vintage Kitchen buys, sells, trades, and restores cast iron professionally. Katie and Brett will lead a discussion about selecting the right pans for your kitchen and show you how to clean and maintain your collection—old or new. They’ll bring their portable cast iron “museum” and share a bit about cast iron history.

Do you have a family heirloom or flea market find that needs a little cleanup? Bring it along and they may be able to tell you something about its age and origins, as well as whether it needs restoration. (And if you want them to do the job, they’ll give you an estimate!).
Whether you’ve inherited your grandmother’s cast iron or purchased a brand-new piece, it’s likely that you have some questions about cooking in and caring for your cast iron. Here are a few of the most common questions we’ll answer:
● Is it true that I shouldn’t use soap on my cast iron pans?
● Can I actually use cast iron on a glass-top stove?
● I have my grandmother’s heirloom skillet, but it’s rusty and crusty. How do I restore it?
● How do I choose the best cast iron for my own cooking style?
● If my pan is really grungy, I can just throw it in the grill or into a fire and clean it up, right? (PLEASE DON’T! Come to our presentation to find out why.)

Bring your questions—and any pieces of cast iron that you might have questions about—to the workshop. If you’re thinking about purchasing a piece, we’ll have a few items for sale. Ladles and Linens has a great selection. Don’t miss this chance to find out what you want to know! Everyone welcome, from beginners to collectors.

Tickets for this workshop are $10.00 and are available at jonesborough.com/tickets or by calling the Visitors Center at 423-753-9580. There are 40 spots available.
The Taste of Tennessee promises good times, good company, and good eats. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to learn more about our local food heritage from September 17th – September 24th. Bring your appetite for Appalachia!

The Heritage Alliance is dedicated to the preservation of the architectural, historical, and cultural heritage of our region and to providing educational experiences related to history and heritage for a wide range of audiences. For more information, please call our office at 423.753.9580, or contact the organization via email at info@heritageall.org. Further information can also be found online at http://www.heritageall.org/.

Create Appalachia strives to make our region a better place to live and work by supporting innovation and entrepreneurship centered around the arts and creativity. We work to sustain an environment that will generate new businesses, provide jobs in arts-based businesses, and highlight the important role that creativity plays in the region’s economic vitality.


September 21, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm