Dutch Ovens Chronicled: Their Use in the United States

Overview


When a significant number of Americans had to prepare meals in the out of doors—colonists, pioneers moving west, cowboys working the range, or sheep herders—they needed something portable to cook their food in. Iron casters filled that need by turning out various pots, pans, and ovens to be carried to cabins, campfires, wagon trains, and camping trails. One such vessel was the Dutch oven, which had been in use for generations.

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Overview


When a significant number of Americans had to prepare meals in the out of doors—colonists, pioneers moving west, cowboys working the range, or sheep herders—they needed something portable to cook their food in. Iron casters filled that need by turning out various pots, pans, and ovens to be carried to cabins, campfires, wagon trains, and camping trails. One such vessel was the Dutch oven, which had been in use for generations.

Dutch Ovens Chronicled offers a history of the development, care, and use of these ovens, complete with photos and recipes. This authoritative, informative, and eminently readable guide will be appreciated by outdoor enthusiasts, antiquarians, and history buffs alike.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557286901
  • Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2015
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 120

Meet the Author


John G. Ragsdale graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1947 with an engineering degree. He worked as a petroleum engineer in several states and Canada before retiring in 1992. He has served for many years as a volunteer at local and national events for the Boy Scouts of America. He is the author of Camper’s Guide to Outdoor Cooking.
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Table of Contents

1 Pots from the past 1
2 The hearth at home 7
3 Dutch ovens, then and now 11
4 From east to west 24
5 At home on the range 29
6 Campers 52
7 The iron makers 57
8 Ovens in action 68
9 Recent experiences 75
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