[Sca-cooks] Period dutch ovens

Michael Gunter countgunthar at hotmail.com
Wed Dec 9 12:54:49 PST 2009

> BTW I have been told "Dutch ovens are not period" I can tell those that do not know

>that cast Dutch ovens with legs have been used since 5000 BC by the Chinese and are

>called "Ding" The Spanish also have used them since "the dawn of time" and called them 

>"marmetta" roughtly translated "tripod pot" meaning they had 3 legs forming the tripod in

>which to put the fire under the pot. 


Cooking pots similar to our Dutch ovens are ancient. The reason modern Dutch ovens

aren't correct is because they are cast iron, which wasn't really perfected until the

very late 1600's. Earlier cooking pots were usually made from clay, tin, steel, bronze,


> Bakus the Crockist of the house Klemend Holdt in the Kingdom of Antir



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