LA GRANDE – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) and Oregon Parks and Recreation Department have scheduled an Outdoor Cooking workshop on Saturday, May 5 at Emigrant Springs State Park located along I-84 between Pendleton and La Grande. The workshop is just one of the workshops scheduled around the state this year as part of ODFW’s Passport to the Outdoors Program.
After preparing recipes from grub to gourmet, participants will be amazed at how good things can taste in the outdoors and how easy they are to create. Although the main emphasis will be on Dutch oven cooking, experienced instructors will guide participants as they perform a variety of outdoor cooking techniques. Lessons on how to select, season and care for Dutch ovens, how to smoke meat, open campfire and gas and propane cooking techniques ill also be taught. Participants will do the actual cooking, preparing breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and desserts.
“Bring your appetites as you’ll be eating the delicious recipes you create during the day”, said Mary Hoverson, event coordinator. “This is definitely a hands-on workshop. You’ll do the cooking with our expert instructors’ guidance. ”
The cost of the workshop is $40 and pre-registration is required. The registration fee includes instruction, use of equipment, program materials and all the ingredients need to create the delicacies of the day. The workshop is structured for adults, both men and women are welcome to participate. The minimum age for participants is 18.
Anyone interested in registering for this workshop or wanting more information can contact event coordinator Mary Hoverson at (541) 962-1826 or Nancy Smogor, ODFW’s Outdoor Education Program Coordinator at (503) 947-6018. They may be reached by e-mail at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Information and registration instructions can be found on ODFW’s website at: www.dfw.state.or.us/outdoor_skills