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Friends of Palmetto Island is proud to support and promote this organization.


Latanier Cookers….Pronounced lah ton ya, is the French word for Palmetto. Latanier Cookers hosts a D.O.G. (a.k.a Dutch Oven Gatherings) on the second Saturday of each month, except in May. These gatherings are relaxed and informal. Covered dishes, ice chests and families are welcome. 

How much more Cajun can you get than that! Gathering around food has served as a focus for all manner of occasions and has been an important part of life for the people of Louisiana. The motto above holds almost everything our Cajun souls crave. This group organized in April of 2013 and hosted their first D.O.G. at Palmetto Island State Park that June. Latanier Cookers hosts a D.O.G. (a.k.a Dutch Oven Gatherings) on the second Saturday of each month. These gatherings are relaxed and informal. Families are welcome. 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. ALL COOKS ARE WELCOME!  This chapter's goal is ‘the gathering’. So whether you cooked in a Dutch oven on coals or not, you’re welcome to share your food at these gatherings. Covered dishes are welcome too. Pots go on the table at noon.  It’s a super cast iron buffet. 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. Plan your next camping trip to Palmetto Island State Park on the second Saturday of each month...you'll be in for a treat.

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2019 Pork in the Park

You won't want to miss this Dutch Oven Gathering! Friends of Palmetto supplies the 'Cochon de Lait' main meal and Latanier Cooker's supplies over 75 different Dutch oven sides and desserts for your tasting. The Wayback Ramblers are set to provide some of your favorite country music songs. Bring your lawn chair and your ice chest. ENJOY!

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