Tuesday, April 3, 2012

"The Best of the Black Pot"

On April 15, of 2007, I posted the first entry in this blog.

Today, I finally actually got to hold, in my grimy fists, tangible copies of “The Best of the Black Pot”.  It was a thrilling moment.  It was the culmination of almost a year’s worth of direct work, of five years of build-up, and the start of what will likely be many more years of work.

It’s been kind of a strange trip.  For the longest time, it felt very unreal.  I was writing, writing, and there was nothing.  Nothing tangible, I mean.  I saw proofs of the cover, and discussed marketing plans, but I couldn’t hold anything in my hands.

It’s exciting to read the many congratulatory and supportive comments I’ve received on facebook from family, friends, and even the occasional stranger.

In the process of gearing up for the promotional effort, a number of events, like demos and signings have been scheduled!  Here’s the current events:  Come on out and see me!

Saturday, April 14, 11:00 - 1:00   A cooking demo/signing at the Pleasant Grove Macey’s Grocery Store.  They’re having their case-lot sale, and I’ll be cooking some chili and cobbler featuring their case lot ingredients.  931 West State St. Pleasant Grove, UT

Saturday, April 21, 1:00 - 6:00  A signing at the Salt Lake City Costco at 1818 South 300 West Salt Lake City, Utah

Thursday, April 26, 5:00 - 7:00  A signing at the Lehi Costco at 198 North 1200 East, Lehi, UT

Saturday, April 28, 1:00 - 6:00  A signing at the Murray Costco at 5201 South Intermountain Drive, Murray, UT (at about 5200 S and State Street)

Saturday, May 5, 9:00 - 2:00  International Dutch Oven Society Spring Convention/Gathering at the Legacy Events Center (Formerly Davis County Fairgrounds) 151 South 1100 West, Farmington, UT.  I’ll be cooking in the Taste of Dutch demo area all day long!

Saturday, June 2, 9:00 - 2:00  Judging, Eagle Mountain Pony Express Days Cookoff!

Come on out to any of these events, and I’ll be happy to shake your hand, talk Dutch ovening, and sign a copy of the book!


Mark has discovered a love of Dutch Oven Cooking. Mark also has other sites and blogs, including MarkHansenMusic.com and his MoBoy blog.


  1. Ordered. You consistently have the best dutch oven recepies that we use while camping, hoping the trend continues! ;-)

  2. Thanks for the order and for your kind words!



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