Feb 25, 2013 11:02 AM by MELISSA CANONE

Dutch Oven 101 set for March 2 at Chicot State Park

VILLE PLATTE -- Visitors are invited to Chicot State Park in Ville Platte on Saturday, March 2, at 9:00 a.m. to noon, to learn about Dutch oven cooking.

Bill Ryan from the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society will have a Dutch oven gathering (DOG) in Chicot State Park Pavilion 1, to demonstrate the early pioneer cooking technique. Participants will be able to sample the food and learn first hand how to use these outdoor black pots to cook a full meal. "This program will help familiarize visitors with the culture of the area" Kim Hollier, site naturalist.

Chicot State Park is the largest state park in Louisiana. Situated around a 2,000-acre, man-made lake, the park offers a wide variety of outdoor activities for visitors such as camping, fishing, hiking and picnicking. The park is located in the heart of Louisiana, six miles north of Ville Platte in Evangeline Parish on La. 3042.

Day-use admission to the park is $1 per person. All programs are free with paid admission to the park. Groups of 10 or more can make reservations for special programs.

For more information, call 1-888-677-6100 toll free or 363-6289 in the Ville Platte area.




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