All I can say is wow. Yesterday was an amazing day. The first ever Nevada State Dutch Oven Championship showcased dishes from nine teams, including two young Boy Scouts representing their troop. My friend Pamela and I prepared dishes for the public – chili, cornbread, blueberry cobbler and cherry apple crisp was our menu – which paled in comparison to the exquisite offerings of the competitors.
Each team had to cook three dishes – breads, main dishes, and desserts – and present each to the judges by a specific time. The variety of dishes that were prepared was astounding. We had everything from turkey, quail, salmon to gluten free offerings. The garnishings of many of the dishes were just as impressive as the food. I was amazed and inspired at what can be prepared in those little black pots. Following are photos of the top teams, plus my own honorable mentions.
First Place Team
Second Place Team
Third Place Team
Youth Division – Boy Scouts
My Honorable Mentions
Man, why am I so hungry all of a sudden?