The versatility of cast iron is legendary in Southern cooking and I can't imagine Southern food without cast iron. If you purchase a well-made cast iron cookware, it’s the only pan or pot you will ever need to cook anything you can ever imagine.
I happen to be obsessed with all things Japan, and when I saw a piece of cast iron cookware that reminded me of my childhood but was made with Japanese precision, I knew immediately that I had to get my hands on one.
It's hugely inspiring for me as a chef to see things done the old fashion way—by hand, with an intense level of care and respect. I think that is one of the things that really drew me to this brand. It’s just like cooking. When you involve those elements of respect and care, you're going to get a better product.
The Musui–Kamado is a Japanese cast iron dutch oven nestled in an induction unit, with only a few simple settings. One of the things that drew me to Vermicular was the tradition of cast iron combined with the precision of induction. And that is exactly the way I cook.
It’s such a simple piece of machinery with unlimited technology available, you can cook anything you can imagine. The simplicity really ties in with the idea of simple cooking, traditional cooking blended with modern technology beautifully.
This is honestly one of the most brilliant cooking devices I’ve ever used. Chicken in this was something that I’ve never experienced before. The distillation process is so intense, producing the most natural intensity of flavor you could imagine… I was just completely blown away.