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Pass the Pyrex: hot dishes are cool again

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“It’s not the sexiest dish in the world,” said Farris of her signature casserole, Seduction. “But it’s worked in multiple situations.” (courtesy of Emily Farris)

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Casseroles have experienced renewed popularity as people scrimp on groceries—and there’s not a can of cream of mushroom soup in sight. Kitsch is cool, and more important, it’s affordable. People nationwide are creating contemporary renditions of classic casseroles that can be cooked in a single Pyrex dish and feed a crowd on a budget.