Dutch Oven Workshops

BOWsweetpotatoesTraveling from Heber Springs to Mountain Home not long ago, I stopped in at an antique shop just for the fun of it. I came out with a Dutch oven. I promised myself that my family would find its way to the woods for hiking and camping more this year, and that I would be cooking in the official state cooking vessel.

I’ve been to a couple of Dutch oven cooking workshops at various state parks, and have a couple of cookbooks, so I have no excuse to hone my outdoor cooking skills. If you’re interested in this type of outdoor cooking but aren’t sure how to get started, a state park workshop is a great place to gain the information you need. Go to ArkansasStateParks.com and find the park nearest you. Then click on events for that park and see if there is a workshop offered in your area.

Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area in Rogers has a Dutch oven cooking workshop coming up this weekend from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 23. Park Assistant Superintendent Jay Schneider will teach the class at the Hobbs visitor center, located on Ark. 12 just east of the Ark. 12/War Eagle Road intersection. You’ll learn how to prepare bread, a main dish, and a dessert. It’s a hands-on workshop and you get to eat the food when you’re done.

There are two ways to pay. For a cost of $40 you get the workshop, lunch and a Dutch oven 101 cookbook. For $105 you get the workshop, lunch, cookbook and a Lodge 6-qt. Dutch oven. The workshop is limited to 15 participants and registration and pre-payment are required. Call 479-789-5000 to reserve your spot or for more information.

 

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