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Cooking with a dutch oven is not only just pure awesomeness, it’s a great way to have better-tasting food.
I have to agree that if you have never used or only cooked in one of these for a short amount of time it’s pretty intimidating. Over at designmom.com, they explain all about the temperatures and times and other secrets to dutch oven cooking.
Dutch oven cooking can be used to cook when the power goes out too. In fact, a couple of hundred years ago is what people cooked with all the time. Get back to the old-school way of cooking and fall in love with cooking again.
Did you know that the term “Dutch oven” is something of a misnomer? The pots are neither Dutch nor actual ovens! Rather, it refers to the casting process developed in Holland by which brass vessels were cast in dry-sand molds.