Dutch ovens are generally large, wide, stout pots that can be made from a variety of metals. Some are oven safe. There are two main categories: modern ones meant for use on modern stoves, and more traditional ones made for use over open wood fires.
The Fornacalia was a Roman festival which started on or around the 5th of February. It was held in honour of Fornax, the goddess of ovens used to dry grain in.
Preheat © Randal Oulton Preheat means to heat before cooking. The purpose is to get a pan or oven to a specified temperature before you use it to cook with. Many North American recipes are starting to show their age, in that they advise you right off the bat to “preheat your oven”, and then…