Monday, April 25, 2005

2005 IDOS Convention

We're leaving Northern California Thursday for the International Dutch Oven Society convention in Farmington, Utah. The convention is being held at the Davis County Fair Park on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Here's the details:

WHAT: IDOS Spring Convention and Expo -- a fun day of Dutch oven cooking, classes for all, vendors, drawings and a live auction. Admission is free. Look for the Taste of Dutch, a massive cooking demonstration with more than 25 cooks participating. Free samples of Dutch oven dishes for all.

Look for Dutch oven cooking classes in:
  • Club cooking for youth
  • One pot meals
  • Pies -- from dinner to dessert
  • Food storage in your Dutch oven
  • Sauces for the advanced cook
WHERE: Davis County Fair Park, 151 South 1100 West, Farmington, Utah. See the map for directions.

WHEN: Saturday, April 30, 2005, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A membership meeting will be held immediately following the convention. IDOS members only, please. Of course, you can join IDOS at the convention. Don't forget the Dutch Oven Gathering Friday night, April 29, 2005, at 6 p.m.

CONTACT: Heather Macari, convention chair, at

WHY: Do I have to answer this? The convention is a fun day of cooking, classes and meeting people who love to cook in Dutch ovens. Even if you don't buy any equipment or attend any of the classes, the Taste of Dutch makes it worth the drive out. If you're in the Intermountain West, stop on buy. I'll stop by the IDOS booth periodically throughout the day if you'd like to meet me.

Dutch Oven Gathering

The DOG on Friday night is the highlight of the convention. All are welcomed to attend. My wife and I first attended the convention DOG in March 2001. We were welcomed and invited into the group right away. Ross and Angie Conlin and Bill and DeAnn Johnson were two couples I remember who kept us busy talking. Bill kept us busy showing us a few hundred of his high quality photographs.

Angie and Ross Conlin giving a class at the convention in March 2001. Posted by Hello

We tried to make it to the DOG in 2002, but the water pump quit in Wells, Nevada. We didn't get into Salt Lake City until 10 p.m.

Come to the DOG if you have time. I think you'll learn a lot just by standing around and talking to other Dutch oven cooks.

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