PICKENS – If you own a camp Dutch oven and haven’t quite mastered using it, make time to sign up and attend a class on hearth cooking at Hagood Mill in March.
Carol Bozarth, open hearth demonstrator at Hagood Mill, will teach Making the Most of Your Dutch Oven on March 5. The class will run from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fees are $75 per student. Advanced registration is required (at least one week before the start date of the class) unless approved by Hagood Mill staff and Instructor.
Students will learn how to properly use a Dutch oven, how to make a Dutch oven, proper techniques involved in stacked Dutch oven cooking and baking, as well as the basics of survival cooking and fire management skills. Students will also be advised how to purchase, season, clean and care for cast iron cooking implements.
Classes are small and designed to be “hands on.” Come ready to participate, eat and have fun. All students will be cooking, managing the fire and cleaning cast iron. Class will be held in the Murphree/Hollingsworth cabin at Historic Hagood Mill. Cabin is heated by the fire. There is no running water or electricity.
Wear comfortable clothing (cotton, wool or linen) and closed toed shoes. Students need to bring their own dish, eating utensils and beverage mug. All other supplies provided. No hearth cooking experience necessary.
A minimum of four and a maximum of six students can enroll for this class. Students must be at least 18 years of age to enroll. Students can register online at www.visitpickenscounty.com/calendar using a credit card or Paypal account or pay cash/check at Hagood Mill Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All fees will be refunded if minimum enrollment requirements are not met.
Hagood Mill is located at 138 Hagood Mill Road in Pickens. Call 864-898-2936 for more information.