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Old 01-01-2005, 01:40 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Andy M.
Originally Posted by Michael in FtW
...A "Dutch Oven" is just a plain (no enamel) cast iron pot, generally 6-8 qt, has a bail handle, with 3 short legs and a flat lid that has about a 1-inch lip around the edge. ...

I always thought the "Dutch" part of the name was in reference to the fact that it's not a real oven. You know, like a Dutch uncle is not a real uncle.

Of course, you have to be careful with these pots. Clean them thoroughly with Dutch Cleanser so you won't get in Dutch with your Dutch Uncle. If you ruin the pan, you'll have to toss it out through the Dutch doors. :D
I love it!! Have never seen a Dutch oven since living in The Netherlands. perhaps the Dutch comes from Pennsylvania Dutch (German).

I have heard tell of a cooking method involving straw. Not sure how it worked, but it involved surrounding the lidded pan with straw and allowing it to burn away very slowly. Not sure what it is called. I think the pan must have been buried.


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Old 01-01-2005, 09:33 PM   #12
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Shame on you Andy. You can't throw Le Creuset through the dutch door. You have to throw it out the french windows.

By the way, I got the grill too. It sounds like we got the same deal lyndalou.

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Old 01-01-2005, 10:15 PM   #13
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I just recently ordered the Le Crueset 3 1/2 qt. round French oven. I cannot wait until it comes!! I like to make a lot of casseroles and cooking for one it will be the perfect size.


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