Lori and I went to the National Dutch Oven cook off last year put on by the Hubbard Museum and the Smithsonian Institute. For us it was fantastic.
We saw all kinds of dutch oven cooking. None of them were wrong. We have been teaching dutch oven cooking for about thirty years and use techniques that are easy to learn and give good results. We started out teaching Boy Scouts so you can see we needed to make it boy proof.
Lori has gone on to putting on demonstatration at the Pioneer Museum and has taken first place in a Dutch Oven Cook Off. At the wrokshop she will give you the recipe she wouldn’t give our local 5 star restaurant.
There are many, many ways to cook with Dutch Ovens and we love learning and watching others that do it a little different. There are some things we have learned that make it easy and fun both cooking and clean-up. We will share what we know.
Lori teaches three levels of cooking, from very simple just getting started to advanced sour dough bread making & fancy desserts.
It will be fun.
PS: ...and yes we start everyone out using Regular Kingsford Charcoal (NOT match light). (We have cooked many times in the ground or over an open campfires and at Mountainman Rendezvous, that is the way we do it.)