A dutch oven is a large, heavy cooking pot
, with a tight-fitting lid
and frequently with little legs
(for cooking over a fire
). Usually made of cast iron
. Generally for cooking things slowly in their own juices
(thus the tight lid), HOWEVER: the dutch oven is the king
of kitchen implement
s. Following my mother
's footsteps, I cook with the dutch oven more often than not. Her father brought his on camping trip
s when he was a scout
leader (camping equipment
sure has changed!).
When i was diagnosed as anemic, I was sure that it was because I was away from The Magic Pot (at school). (turns out there were other reasons, and no, it's not because I'm a vegetarian).
Mum's dutch oven was full of the ghosts of meals. If you put it on to warm, the garlic and other smells would make it seem like dinner was already ready.