In this follow-up to their successful Cast Iron Skillet Cookbook, Sharon Kramis and Julie Kramis Hearne show off the many virtues of that kitchen standby, the Dutch oven. Whether the model in hand is a well-used and blackened garage-sale find, or the latest celery-green item from La Creuset, this thing really cooks. This is the pot for slow cooking, simmering pot roats and chicken stews. It works on the stovetop and in the oven.
Sharon Kramis was a student and protege of James Beard and coauthor of Northwest Bounty. Her daughter Julie Kramis Hearne was a chef at the Herbfarm for many years and has owned a chain of panini shops. Both live in Seattle.