Friday, August 17, 2012
Announcements, Announcements, Announcements!
Today, I have two very exciting bits of news:
1 - My next book, the second in the “Black Pot Series”, titled “Black Pot for Beginners” is now available for pre-release orders at Amazon.com! This one is not just a compilation of recipes and stories, however. It’s a step-by-step, lesson-by-lesson guide to learning how to cook in a Dutch oven. It’s very clear, detailed, and in-depth. If you were to start at step one, and cook through to step 9, you’d get to the end as a quite accomplished Dutch oven chef! Here are the chapters:
Lesson 1 - Instant Success - Your first surefire Dutch oven dish: Chicken and Potatoes
Lesson 2 - the Dutch Oven and the Gear - Learn about your equipment, and make a peach cobbler
Lesson 3 - Basic Cheffery - Make a delicious chilli and learn to use your knife along the way!
Lesson 4 - More Soups, Stews, and Cuts - Sauteing, browning, and simmering, along with more knife cuts
Lesson 5 - Heat and Meat - Managing the heat over a long roasting time can be challenging. This lesson makes it simple
Lesson 6 - Herbs, Spices, and Flavorings - How to make your dishes leap off the plate!
Lesson 7 - Flour, Soda, and Heat, Part 1 - Quick bread and biscuits, with baking soda!
Lesson 8 - Flour, Soda, and Heat, Part 2 - Cakes and desserts
Lesson 9 - Putting it all Together - Planning and cooking a whole meal
It’s a great book, and anyone who wants to learn how to cook in a Dutch oven, even as an absolute beginner, can learn from it.
2 - This saturday, I’ll be demoing some recipes from the first book at Sportsman’s Warehouse in Midvale, UT. It’s at 165 W. 7200 S. Midvale, UT
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I’ll be there from 11:00 in the morning through about 3:00 or 4:00 in the afternoon. I’ll be cooking up some chili and some other as of yet undecided dishes. If you live in the Salt Lake Metro area, come on out and I’ll be happy to sign your books! It’s really important to me to have a good turnout, so if it’s at all possible, come out and taste some great food!
Mark has discovered a love of Dutch Oven Cooking. Mark also has other sites and blogs, including MarkHansenMusic.com and his MoBoy blog.