Dutch oven cook-off still smoking hot

Heather Nyberg-Schlotzhauer

Beacon Correspondent

The Fortuna Dutch Oven Society made a small but strong appearance at the Fortuna Apple Harvest recently showing off their unique style.

Larry and Ruth Dekat created a "40 Miler Stew" and "No Stir Stew Potatoes" with pumpkin bread and apple galette. Geri and Dale Blake whipped up some apple pineapple bread and chicken and rice with vegetables. Ben and Jamie Cohoon created a spicy Moroccan barley lamb dish that raised many eyebrows.

Joanie Hartman of FDOS shared, "You will experience some of the best food cooked in cast iron cookware." The FDOS shares, "We are a group of folks who enjoy cooking outdoors. We meet at local parks, campgrounds, and special events to cook."

For more information on the Fortuna Dutch Oven Society you can call Ruth at 725-2961 or Joanie at 445-2582 or visit their website at www.fortunadutchoven.com.

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Photos by Heather Nyberg-Schlotzhauer/Beacon

1. Ben and Jamie Cohoon (pictured) prepared a Moroccan barley lamb Dutch oven dish to compete in the cook-off.

2. Larry and Ruth Dekat created the "40 Miler Stew," which is a no-stir stew.