This has become a rather sinuous thread, progressing from watching food cook all the way to the colorful illumination of the posterior opening of the alimentary canal. The topic of food has always led to some interesting unknown places. Someone should start a thread on 20" cast iron skillets, perhaps ones with cameras.
Extraterrestrial_Zoologist wrote: Such a flowing thread you gave birth to Isamorph !!
(Very glad to see that it hasn't pooped out.)
BTW, since we seem to live in the era of the microwave, my favourite thing to see cast iron pans used for is when the (usually dimunitive) female star of a show uses one to coldcock the bad guy.
Cast iron...the great equalizer ?!?
No doubt that the cast iron pan was one of the greatest multi-purposes devices bestowed on us by the gods, for in the right hands, a memorable feast could be prepared from it, and in the strong arms of a warrior-cook, it became a formidable weapon that even Thor would envy. It had also been a stalwart in comedian's, such as the 3 Stooges and Beverly Hillbillies, toolbag for many a year. Underappreciated , indeed.