Chef Ben's Hungry Hikers

Dear LOWA,

I own a terrific restaurant in Greenville, SC. I'm on my feet 10-12 hours a day, 6 days a week cooking for my customers. And, after days like that I still have the energy for a happy home life with my wife and son.

I truly owe it to my LOWAs. They are without a doubt the most complete and comfortable shoe I've ever worn in the kitchen. (And they are grease resistant to boot!) I've tried cooking clogs, cooking shoes designed for chefs and they just cannot compete.

I started wearing LOWAs in the late 90's when I lived in Colorado. I was a baker and an absolute madman to get my feet out on a hiking trail whenever I could. Even today - with owning a restaurant and being a father - I get to the woods several times a month. My wife, Betsy, and I both believe that getting our dogs and baby boy into the natural world is imperative to a healthy, happy family.

From the kitchen to the trail, my LOWAs never leave my feet.

Ben G.
Greenville SC

When in Greenville, visit Ben's restaurant, Bistro Europa, and tell him LOWA sent you!

Chef Ben's Hungry Hiker Potatoes
This Dutch Oven recipe serves 4-6 Hungry Hikers

  • 3 lbs. of potatoes, cut into 1/4" slices
  • 1 12-oz. pkg. pepperoni, prosciutto or bacon, cooked, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 12 oz. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper, garlic powder or chopped garlic cloves. For an extra kick add a dash of crushed red pepper, chipolte seasoning, or cumin.
  • Approximately 1/2-cup water

Layer potatoes, onions into the Dutch oven. Between each layer add salt, pepper, garlic, pork, and other spicy seasonings. Pour water over the top layer, cover and bake between 45 and 60 minutes. Serve with lots of cheddar cheese.

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