Sunday, March 19, 2006

World Championship Dutch Oven Cookoff

Allen Jones and Huey Hooks of Idaho took the title of Championship Dutch Oven Cooks at the cookoff yesterday. The cookoff is held annually at the International Sportsman's Expo at the

Allen and Huey's winning dishes:

Dessert: Red, White & Blue Berry Shortcake
Bread: Basil & Asiago Bread Twist with Pine Nuts & Roasted Garlic Butter
Main: Lobster Stuffed Salmon en Papilata with Prawns

Jay and Carol Fuller of Utah took second place with the following recipes:

Dessert: Heavenly Tropical Pie
Bread: Stromboli Pizza Bread
Main: Stuffed Beef Tenderloin

Third place winners are Ben and Debbie Auxier of Utah. Their dishes have not been posted to the IDOS website yet.

Additional information and photographs can be found of the front page to the International Dutch Oven Society website.

This is the first year that the reigning champions were openly encouraged to return to the cookoff and defend their title. In past years there was no restriction against champions competing in the cookoff again. The custom grew to the point where the champions didn't compete again. Most have not competed that I'm aware of.

The IDOS board changed that last year and offered the reigning champions an automatic place in the cookoff. The 2005 champions, Keith and Wendy Fisher of Utah, were the first returning champions to compete that I'm aware of.

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