The cast iron Dutch oven is the one cooking pot that does it all: bakes bread, steams vegetables, boils seafood, fries eggs, stews wild game, and broils meat. Whether it is outdoors or on the home fireplace hearth, the Dutch oven produces great-tasting food with a small amount of effort and a lot of fun.
Author J. Wayne Fears brings this ancient and effective cooking pot into the twenty-first century. In addition to the care and cleaning of ovens to handy accessories, this comprehensive guide includes a wide range of useful information that will appeal to new and seasoned Dutch oven cooks alike. Learn how a Dutch oven is made and what to look for when purchasing one. The Lodge Book of Dutch Oven Cooking also contains thirty-four recipes that will get the beginning patio chef or seasoned chuck wagon cook serving delicious meals quickly. Recipes from breads to meat and main dishes, side dishes, and desserts are covered, including: Sourdough biscuits Cornbread Stews and soups Chili Baked salmon Hearty meatloaf Peach cobbler French coconut pie Apple pie And more! Whether you’re camping or throwing a party for friends, Dutch ovens will make cooking simple, unique, and enjoyable.
J. Wayne Fears is a wildlife biologist by training who has organized big-game hunting camps, guided canoe trips, and run commercial getaway operations. Former editor of Rural Sportsman magazine, he has written more than more than twenty books on a variety of subjects ranging from cabin building (including How to Build Your Dream Cabin in the Woods) to survival (The Pocket Outdoor Survival Guide) to cookbooks (including The Complete Book of Dutch Oven Cooking), and more than four thousand articles for major outdoors magazines. A member of the International Dutch Oven Society and an accomplished writer and skilled outdoorsman, Fears lives in Cross Creek Hallow, Alabama.