Cornwall Iron Furnace will host its annual Cast Iron Cooking demonstration on the grounds of the furnace on Saturday, September 23, from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Kay and Barry Melchi of Lititz will demonstrate the use of Dutch ovens to cook ham and make hot doughnuts over an open fire, all of which can be sampled by viewers. Several other couples, all members of the Friends of Cornwall Iron Furnace, will also contribute their cast iron cooking skills, making a variety of different foods. The Friends group supports the ongoing preservation of the furnace.
Ms. Melchi utilizes both antique and new cast iron cooking pots and talks about the history of cooking with cast iron Dutch ovens over previous centuries. She and her husband will display various types of pots and farm equipment and cookbooks dealing with Dutch oven and campfire cooking.
The Cornwall Iron Furnace, its museum and gift shop will be open from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. that day for tours and shopping. The gift shop also sells a variety of Lodge cast iron cooking utensils and accessories.
Please visit the website at www.cornwallironfurnace.org and/or call 717-272-9711 for more information about the furnace and its ongoing programs.
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Cornwall Iron Furnace
94 Rexmont Road
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Cornwall, PA 17016
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