This works! Place salt in pan to cover base and heat. Turn out in sink: hissing shoulld be heard. Care to wipe using dry wipe, as very hot. Film oil on pan, and leave to cool. What is the science behind sodium and cast iron plus heat?
In this week's episode of CHOW Happy Hour, Martin Cate of Smuggler's Cove in San Francisco shares a story of political intrigue involving the classic tiki drink the Navy Grog, and proves that the bond between bartender and customer is sacred.
Justin Chapple, Food & Wine Deputy Test Kitchen Editor, is back this week with another killer Mad Genius Tip—an ice cream cake made of store-bought ice cream sandwiches, that requires just minutes of prep time.