The 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. Dutch ovens produce great-tasting food with a small amount of effort and a lot of fun. From the differences between aluminum and cast-iron ovens to care and cleaning of ovens to useful 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, what to look for when purchasing one, and how to season it properly before using itlessons from an expert: J. Wayne Fears is a member of the International Dutch Oven Society, an author of acclaimed outdoor cookbooks, and has served as a judge at many cook-offs, including the National Cornbread Cook-off.
Follow simple recipes to make:
Stews and soups
French coconut pie
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.