This weekend I am going camping.
There is nothing like cooking on an open fire. Unfortunately, chefs are under pressure to perform. No steam kettles, convection ovens, timers, fryers.
A chef has to be able to cook anywhere. (Just ask Keith Famie, the chef who mucked up rice in the Survivor Australian Outback.) Otherwise he or she will be voted from the campfire.
Fear not dear readers, here are a few Kitchen 101 links to help you with some of the cooking in your campout:
- 9 Steps to a Great Cup of Coffee – You need to have something to get you going in the morning. A French press is the best way.
- How To Cook Without Fancy Gadgets: Burger Press – Hamburgers are great for grilling over a campfire. You don’t have to have a burger press though.
- Kitchen 101: Basic Vinaigrettes – All you need is some oil and an acid. Don’t bother buying premade dressings that you have to refrigerate.
- Cooking Explained: Spatchcock(ing) Chicken – An economical choice over the campfire for everyone; spatchcocking makes your life easier.
- How To Calibrate An Instant Read Thermometer – Don’t forget that thermometer! It’s especially important when you are eating over a cookout fire to heat your foods to the right temperature.
What do you like to cook over the campfire? Let me know in comments below.