The Chemistry of Cast Iron Seasoning

There’s a lot of info out there about how to season a cast iron pan: use canola oil, Crisco, lard, etc. But what’s REALLY the best oil to use? Sheryl Canter explores the science behind seasoning and explains why flaxseed oil may be ideal. We have a old family cast iron pan we have never really re-seasoned, but now we think we will try it.

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