Seasoning Cast Iron Cookware

I came across this fantastic series of posts about seasoning cast iron cookware.  Cast iron has always had some mysticism around how to clean it and how it prevents food from sticking, and these posts were a refreshing application of science to the question.

How to remove rust from cast iron (and some reseasoning mistakes)

How to reseason cast iron

How to create a black oxide layer for optimum reseasoning