Recently I picked up a new Lodge Cast Iron Dutch Oven
. I bought the 6 quart unit, with the flanged lid and integral legs for campfire cooking. The lid holds coals so that you can cook from all sides, but flip it over and it's a griddle for doing eggs or pancakes. I expect to do quite a bit of cooking with this, so I needed to know how to season it, and care for it afterwards. I found an excellent resource for the care of Cast Iron at Kitchen Emporium
, and another at Lodge's website
. The Dutch oven is baking right now after coating it with lard for it's first pass of seasoning.08-27-05 UPDATE:
We took this camping this week. Made pineapple upside down cake, chili, spaghetti, and other meals in it over an open fire. It was a success!