Dutch oven cooking demo March 30 at Fort Davidson

Dutch ovens.

 

Ever wonder how settlers got fresh bread as they moved across Missouri? Or how Civil War soldiers prepared their dinner, if they were lucky enough to have something to eat?

Dutch ovens are one of the most historic versatile cooking pots available and can be a valuable addition to your outdoor experience.

The staff of The Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site will teach and demonstrate the basics of Dutch oven cooking from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 30.

Site Director Bryan Bethel said that attendees (there is no charge for the event either to participate or to watch), if they have their own Dutch oven, but don’t know how to use it, should bring it along and the staff will help you cook in it.

If you would like to learn the basics on how to choose an oven, and how to prep and clean an oven, this class is for you. If you do not have an oven, the staff will have a few for you to try out.

Call the park staff to sign up and get the list of supplies you will need to bring if you are going to try cooking.

Learn about this historic cooking pot and how to use it today, make some good memories, and sample hot pie cooked outdoors.

The Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic site is located in southeast Missouri at 118 E. Maple St., Pilot Knob. For more information about the event, call the site at 573-546-3454.