"I have long believed that good food, good eating is all about risk. Whether we're talking about unpasteurized Stilton, raw oysters or working for organized crime 'associates,' food, for me, has always been an adventure."--Anthony Bourdain
New cast iron cookware Warm soapy water Vegetable Shortening Paper Towels
Preheat oven to 325º Wash new cast iron cookware with warm soapy water and promptly towel dry. Generously coat cookware with vegetable shortening. Bake in oven for 1 hour. Remove skillet from oven and rub again to redistribute oil. Place in the oven and again bake for 1 hour. Remove from oven. Wipe excess oil off with paper towels, then allow to cool before storing. Store in cool dry place with paper towels below and on top of skillet to protect shelves and skillet.
Some times you need to repeat this. I wipe mine with oil each time I use them
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