Season Everything I'm a big fan of Gordon Ramsay and he always says you can't add a seasoned component to an unseasoned component and have the combination be magically seasoned. For example, if you are making chili, cook and season the ground beef and cook and season the vegetables, then combine.
My Favorite Pan My favorite pan is a twenty dollar cast iron pan. I remember vividly how my step-father coveted his iron pan and warned us about not using soap to clean it. Seasoned and maintained properly, an iron pan can last forever. It is better than any non stick pan and far more durable. It's thick base holds heat better than any pan in my arsenal and prevents food from burning by dispersing the heat.
Stone Brewing must be fans of AC/DC too since they named their 10th anniversary IPA after an Australian band! That was the first thing I thought and then I discovered they used four different Australian hops in this anniversary concoction. Too bad they passed up Highway to Hell, TNT and Have a Drink on Me. But in all seriousness, this is a great beer. I was lucky enough to consume this beer on tap the first time and was quite pleased with the citrus tones of their layered hop combination. Of course, I bought half a dozen 22oz bottles and haven't been disappointed. get this limited release while you still can!