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Cast Iron Around the Web: July 8. 2008

There was lots of cast iron activity around the web since last Thursday. Just more evidence that the Cast Iron Renaissance rolls on.

EVENTS
Dutch Oven 101.” Saturday, July 12, 1 PM, Sportsman’s Warehouse (Kennewick, Washington).

INSTRUCTIONAL/HOW TO
Camp 2008 -- Goal #2: Reduce end-of-camp donation.” Steven Karoly discusses the business side of camp cooking. Great pictures of his dutch ovens in action.

Get Away From Everything But Great Cooking.” Noelle Carter demonstrates that all one needs for great food while camping is a cast iron skillet and a dutch oven. A number of recipes are included.

Cast Iron Cookware Is Great for Campfire Cooking.” A good article if you can read past all the ads blocking the flow of the text midway.

A Healthy Way To Cook - Enameled Cast Iron.” In his corporate blog, Steve MacDonald, Director of Sales Services for Range Kleen makes the cast for enameled cast iron.

EXPERIENCES
Dutch Oven Time.” David managed to break in his year old dutch oven finally with a rump roast in spite of constant interference from his grandmother.

Good Eats! Swiss Steak.” This writer has been following the recipes of Alton Brown’s Good Eats.

Little House on the Prairie for Independence Day.” Jack tells of going to the Pugh-Towe farm in Granby for Independence day with the kids. They were served food cooked completely in cast iron which he says is the BEST way.

MISCELLANEOUS
Dutch Oven Pot Roast.” No recipe, but what a great picture of an oval-shaped dutch oven in action.

Heath Ceramics, Fiestaware, and Other Registry Items.” Hadassah and Jon are getting married and they have a blog to prove it. Guess what’s on the list of registry items for the wedding? Lodge cast iron! I’ve always thought cast iron would make a perfect wedding gift.

MomGadget Home Tour - Kitchen.” Quote: “Throw in a Crock Pot, a Dutch Oven, a couple of cake pans and you have yourself a complete kitchen - at least in my book.”

RECIPES
Buttermilk Cornbread (cast iron skillet)

Coq Au Vin (enameled cast iron dutch oven)

Braised and Barbecued Pork Ribs (dutch oven)

Cajun Pot Roast (dutch oven)

Campfire Apple Cobbler (dutch oven)

Dutch Oven Cheater Bread

Dutch Oven Cobbler

Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler Dump Cake

Ground Beef Baked Beans (dutch oven)

Hearty Meat Lasagna (dutch oven)

Kale and Chickpea Soup (dutch oven)

Lemon Basil Shrimp and Pasta (dutch oven)

Murgh Methi (Chicken cooked with fenugreek greens) (dutch oven)

Mussels Portuguese Style (dutch oven)

No Knead Bread (dutch oven--great pictures)

No Knead Pseudo-Sourdough (dutch oven--scroll down)

Norwegian Meatballs (dutch oven)

Pan Fried Potato Slices (cast iron skillet)

Penne Ala Vodka (dutch oven)

Rosemary Fried Chicken (cast iron skillet or dutch oven--great pictures)

Sweet and Sour Cherry Clafoutis (cast iron skillet--great pictures)

Zinfandel-Braised Beef Brisket With Onions And Potatoes (dutch oven)