When cooking on a wood stove you will want to use appropriate cookware. As most people have found using cast-iron cookware on a wood stove is the best method. Cast-iron cookware is easy to care for and it is designed to provide even heating to the food that you are cooking. With proper care and treatment you can stave off rust and keep your foods from sticking to the metal.
To treat your cast-iron cookware it is recommended to coat the pan with vegetable oil and heat for about two hours in a 300-degree Fahrenheit oven. You will need to keep a check on your pan during this process to see if the oil has been absorbed or if more oil needs to be added. Once the pan is done let it cool and then wipe off any excess oil.
To clean your cast-iron cookware after using it, you will want to clean it with a paper towel and use salt for any stuck on foods or stubborn spots. Most people try to avoid using soap or detergents as it takes off the oil or seasoning of the pan.
To cook on a wood stove you will need to keep in mind that the technique can vary depending on the type of fuel that you use in your wood stove. If you use coal there is a great amount of heat that will be emitted. With any fuel the heat will not be distributed evenly on your stove's surface.
To keep foods from burning or not cooking enough you will have to move the pots around, if a pot is boiling to much you will need to move it to a cooler area of the stove or set it up on a wood stove trivet. If you have a pot that needs to boil but isn't, place it directly over the area of the stove where the wood or coals are burning at their hottest. This area tends to be the stove top's center.
Now that you have an idea of how to cook on a woodstove, your imagination and culinary preferences will be your guide in taking these steps to the next level.