Fifth Annual Dutch Oven Gathering May 26, 2012

Sizzle! Customer Favorites for Cast Iron Cookery Cookbook

Sizzle! Customer Favorites for Cast Iron Cookery Cookbook

We’re pleased to host the fifth annual Dutch Oven Gathering on May 26 at our retail store in Kidron. If you’re a fan of cast iron cooking, and you’d like to join in, there’s still time! For more information or to sign-up, please call or email: Matt Buser – (330) 603-7266 or mebuser@neo.rr.com. You can click here for details too! We’re also featuring our brand-new cast iron cookbook that very same day. There are 550 recipes in Sizzle: Customer Favorites for Cast Iron Cookery, and each one was submitted by Lehman’s customers. Stop in the store between 9am and 6pm Saturday, and pick one up before they’re gone!

The Dutch Oven Gathering opens at 10am Saturday, running until 4 pm. Beginning cast iron cooks should be sure to catch the demos, classes and seminars planned just for them. Many of the Gathering participants will have small tasting samples available throughout the day, and are happy to discuss their techniques for cooking in Dutch ovens over open fires, grills and more.

One visitor from St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Mifflin, Ohio put together a YouTube video of last year’s Dutch Oven Gathering (called a DOG by those in the hobby). Search it out and take a look–it’ll give you a real feel for  how things go. It’s a relaxed, casual, family-friendly atmosphere.

3 Legged Cast Iron Kettles

3 Legged Cast Iron Kettles

One of the DOG participants interviewed in the video, a cook that calls himself Dutch Oven Dave (dutchovendave.com) says the event is better than ever since moving to the grounds of Lehman’s in Kidron. “Lehman’s has been so great, they’ve been very, very good to us. Jay Lehman himself came out the first year we were here, talked to everyone. They really believe in supporting us and the cooking.”

Speaking of the cooking, Dave also has a fix when you don’t have a tripod or a three-legged Dutch oven, but it’s not a solution for everyone: “I had some big old barn nails, and I’d pound them into the ground, put the charcoal around the nails, put the oven on top of that. But you burn the grass up doing that. If you’re in a park, people don’t like that.” You can see the twinkle in his eye!

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