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Going Dutch

This month we are honouring the amazing and versatile Dutch oven. This classic workhorse has been feeding Kings and Queens, French fops, pioneers and cattle rustling cowboys for over three hundred years.

The Dutch oven has been given its moniker due to its origin in the Netherlands in the late seventeenth century and has certainly withstood the test of time. Made famous throughout Europe by Dutch traders, the utilitarian cooking pot has spread around the world, from France, where it is known as a “cocotte”, to Japan, where it goes by the name “tetsunabe.” Continue »