Too bad you won’t be there for the Workshops. We cover all the issues you are discussing. We even show how simple it is to clean up gooey, sugary, drippings left over from pastries cooked in the Dutch Oven.
We’ve been cooking in both Aluminum, & Cast Iron for over 30 years. Each has its place. When weight
is an issue, like Canoeing, Aluminum is great. It is harder to use.
We also know that there are many other styles and techniques, other then ours, of cooking in a Dutch Oven. We have competed and taken first place in Dutch Oven Cook Offs judged by 5 star restaurants. We have been asked and demonstrated Dutch Oven cooking for the Paso Robles Pioneer Museum Annual Pioneer Days. And we were asked by the Church of the Latterday Saints to teach their folks these skills even though we are not members of that church. Over the years, we have taught hundreds of Boy Scout leaders and Boy Scouts, just to name a few.
At gatherings, like the Oregon Gathering, we always meet new people and learn from them new techniques. As you can tell, it’s just a passion of ours.