Have you heard of a Dutch oven? It’s a great kitchen tool to have.
I was talking to a friend today about the Dutch oven I received to review from Vancasso (along with some really lovely pasta bowls). Once I started learning about this unique cookware, I realized why cooks “Go Dutch” and why you will want to as well. Learn about this unique pot and Vancasso’s pretty pasta bowls.
What is a Dutch Oven?
Is it really Dutch, or French?
What Makes a Dutch Oven Special?
You probably have plenty of pots and pans in your kitchen, But a Dutch oven is unique for many reasons. Dutch ovens are extremely versatile. You can sear a piece of meat, or make all sorts of recipes in it. The most important thing to note is that, unlike a stainless steel pan, dutch ovens are cast iron and hold their heat, evenly. That means you can “set it and forget it.” (well, almost).
If your Dutch oven has a tightly sealed lid, instead of losing flavor to evaporation, the condensation settles back onto the food, enhancing the taste. The Vancasso version I tried has a unique lid. You may not see it working, but Vancasso’s lid than an internal Circulation Shower Design. If you look at the lid you will see 40 evenly distributed dots that help to accelerate the condensation of evaporated water vapor in the food and drip it evenly into the food. The water vapor circulates and locks inside the pot, fully releasing the flavor and nutrients of the ingredients.
Vancasso Dutch Oven Details:
Once you have a Dutch Oven, what do you do with it?
Soups and stews: Dutch ovens are ideal for cooking things low and slow, which makes them perfect for hearty soups and stews. And they’re typically generously sized, which means they can hold a lot of liquid. There are plenty of recipes online that specifically mention using a Dutch oven. But it can be used for easily braising meat, pasta dishes, and even making a loaf of bread. Look online and you’ll find plenty of recipes.
Serve in Style With Vancasso:
When you’re ready to serve (especially soups or stews), this Vancasso Bonita pasta bowl (set of 6/ $34) is Dishwasher and Microwave Safe. These bowls are stackable and hold up to 38 ounces.. This particular set features different colors but all in the same theme. There are other color choices to coordinate with your color scheme, as well The bowls are large enough for soup, pasta, or even to hold crackers, or even as a small fruit bowl. Very pretty and versatile! I have found tons of uses for these.
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