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Khanh

Yum! Your blog is quite a treat, what with the mouthwatering pictures, practical tips and multiculti recipes. Your prep work is admirable. Stupid question: How did you season your cast iron grill pan? I have one but I never figured out how to season it properly. I think the grill's ridges throw me off. Thank you!

yoony

damn that soft taco looks good!

on the same note as the previous question, have you ever used lye to clean/strip your cast iron pan? i've tried to season but failed and i'm trying to start over.

Grant

I don't ever really season my pan. When I first got it I coated it with vegetable shortening and heated it in the oven, but even since then I just use it and then use a scrubber sponge and no soap under hot water to clean it. The ridges kind of make it a pain in the ass to clean, but that's pretty much all I do. I've noticed that things are starting to stick occasionally, so I guess I need to reseason it.

jennie

You make cooking seem like the best thing in the world to invest time in - I love your blog so much!

Molly

Oh wow - what a gorgeous brisket! With fall well on its way, the idea of this kind of long-roasted meat is just dreamy. Thank you for posting the recipe, Grant!

10KDiamond

Stonewall Kitchens makes a delicious "Maple Chipotle Grille Sauce" but at $7.00 a bottle, I knew I could do better on my own, both in terms of cost and quality (plus, I hate when anyone adds an unnecessary "e" to the end of words for effect). Thus, a web search last year of MAPLE and CHIPOTLE led me to this wonderful blog. I have since made this recipe many times - modified by the cut of meat (I prefer a more fat-laiden roast) and the manner of cooking (slow-cooker, as I am a full-time working mom), cooked right in the sauce. The results are terrific and the sweet potato salsa is a great compliment. I have enjoyed playing with other recipes on this site as well! well done, well fed

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