Latanier Cookers hosts a D.O.G. on the second Saturday of each month at Palmetto Island State Park. These gatherings are relaxed and informal. Families are welcome.
ALL COOKS ARE WELCOME! Even though they gather to preserve the art of cooking on coals, this chapter's focus is ‘the gathering’. So whether you cooked it in a Dutch oven on coals or not, you’re welcome to share your food at these gatherings. Covered dishes are welcome too!
This is what you can expect at gathering. Before lunch, cookers and visitors drift around the area asking questions, discussing recipes, tips and techniques, checking out all the neat ’tools’ that other cookers use in their outdoor kitchens. If you’ve never seen a Dutch oven cook in action, I expect you’ll have lots of questions. Experienced cooks have gotten the process down to a ‘science’ and love to visit about Dutch oven cooking. Latanier Cookers usually make arrangements to have a main meal, which is prepared on site. Cooks and visitors contribute the Dutch oven dish of their choice. At noon you'll get to sample the Dutch oven dishes of your choice. You'll enjoy food from black iron pots like: corn breads, cobblers, bread puddings, beans, casseroles, Jalapeno bread, sweet potato soufflé, biscuits, Holly Beach potatoes, rolled round steak, pork roast….and the list goes on and on. The cooks really enjoy testing their skills with new recipes, so the menu is always exciting and new.