March 15, 2019

Contact: Amy Poos

Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site hosts Dutch oven cooking for beginners March 30

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, MARCH 15, 2019 – Ever wonder how settlers got fresh bread as they moved across Missouri? Or how Civil War soldiers prepared their dinner, if they were lucky enough to have something to eat? Dutch ovens are one of the most historic versatile cooking pots available and can be a valuable addition to your outdoor experience. Come to Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site March 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and staff will teach and demonstrate the basics of Dutch oven cooking.

If you have your own Dutch oven but don't know how to use it, bring it along and staff will help you cook in it. If you would like to learn the basics on how to choose an oven, and how to prep and clean an oven, this class is for you. If you do not have an oven, and we will have a few for you to try out.

Call the park staff to sign up and get the list of supplies you will need to bring if you are going to try cooking. Spend the day with us learning about this historic cooking pot and how to use it today, make some good memories and sample hot pie cooked outdoors.

Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic site is located in southeast Missouri at 118 E. Maple St., Pilot Knob. For more information about the event, call the site at 573-546-3454.

For more information about Missouri state parks and historic sites, visit the web at Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.