I announced a contest with a brand new Lodge skillet up for grabs to cap off our week long cast-iron theme on the Wild Chef–inspired by the new Lodge Cast Iron Cookbook. All you had to do was write a haiku about cast iron.

There were some terrific entries. Not surprisingly, bacon was a popular muse. And many of you nicely captured the pleasures of cooking with cast iron in the outdoors. The winner turned out to be the very first entry, written by Sanjuancb:
No soap, you damn fool.
This skillet is worth far more
Than humble looks show._

Nice work, Sanjuancb. Please email your address to, and I’ll put your new skillet and copy of the Lodge Cast Iron Cookbook in the mail. And thanks again to everyone who participated.