Who We Are...
In the fall of 1994, the Lone Star Dutch Oven Society was established to form a Texas Society for people who are interested in cooking outdoors in Dutch Ovens. Dutch Ovens are cast iron cooking pots that originated in Europe many hundreds of years ago. In the 18th century they were manufactured in England, and brought to this country by Dutch Traders… thus the name “Dutch” ovens. These wood fired cooking utensils were of paramount importance to the pioneers who settled this continent. The great Texas cattle drives could not have happened without them.
Societies of Dutch oven cooking have existed in Utah and the surrounding states for several decades. The LSDOS was patterned after the Dutch oven societies in these areas, but we are truly Texas unique. Since that time our society has grown to include chapters in several areas around the state. Each chapter hosts their local dutch oven gatherings (DOGs). And there are several statewide gatherings each year where folks from the individual chapters get together to camp, cook, and share in food, fun, and fellowship. Our society boasts some extremely competent cooks who are always willing to share their knowledge and experience. Some of our members have been cooking with these black pots for more than 40 years. A few have competed in state and nationwide cooking competitions and have done quite well. If you like to cook in cast iron pots with charcoal and think you might enjoy cooking with us, visit one of our DOGs. That’s the best way to check us out; it don’t cost anything and we’d love to have you.
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