Outdoor cooking for outdoor enthusiasts

One of the nicest things about traveling is when you get to taste traditional, authentic local food. But if you’re staying around a little longer than just a couple of weeks, you might realize that you can’t hit the restaurant everyday.

Why not whip out a meal yourself? Have you taken a stroll at the local market yet? Did you know which herbs grow in abundance in France or Italy? Have you seen the locals harvesting wild asparagus in their fields?

Say farewell to can goods and expensive restaurants. It’s healthy, cheaper, it’s great fun. Everyone in the family can chip in. You’re most likely a camper, tent specialist or are on vacation renting a holiday apartment. You might find some inspirations here.

What utensils do I need, which spices should I use, how long must I cook them and what should I cook tonight ??? These outdoor culinary inspirations are the result of many road trips. I often buy my groceries in the local market, and love trying out what the local butcher and (sometimes forests) has to offer. Most of these recipes were prepared over my MSR stove that has served me well for two decades.

Utensils – What do I need?

  • Outdoor cooking utensils
    What makes outdoor cooking fun? Aside from having lots of joy with your MSR cooker its essential to have the right utensils to be flexible enough to make youself a great meal. I’m not the…
  • MSR whisperlight universal  stove test review
    Recently, I took the MSR Whisperlight Universal Stove apart. Theoretically and practically.  This stove is my partner in crime when we’re doing our thing together in the outdoor kitchen. And while I was doing so,…

Recipes On The Road

  • 3 quick Summer Pasta recipes – outdoor cooking adventures
    When it comes to pasta, the italians do it best. There are so many varieties to make it’s impossible to get tired. I love pasta, and pasta is perhaps the most common food you…
  • How Pan Con Tomate walked into my life. Olé! – Tales from the Refugi
    Pan con tomate literally translated means bread with tomato. However, the kick comes from the garlic which you rub on the toasted bread. This is the spanish version of the italian Bruscetta. Whenever I…
  • A meatless delight – Avocado spread
      If you’re anywhere near the mediterranean sea or are able to get those really ripe, soft, brown avocado, this is a hearty snack recipe to go for those warm summer nights when you…
  • Wild and tasty Chestnut trofie
    October is a great month for harvesting chestnuts in the mountainous regions. If you’re lucky, you might pass by some chestnut trees that has thrown all the ripe chestnuts onto the ground. We found…
  • Chestnut Beef Bourguignon
    Autumn. It is the most colorful season of the year and at the same time, it is the best time of the year for us to climb. When chestnut start to fall, you will observe how many locals collects them from the street or trials in little plastic bags that they carry with them.
  • Ramson Ravioli (Bärlauch) – Outdoor Cooking Recipes
    Make your own Ramson Pesto! And prepare it for your next outdoor cooking meal. It’s spring, and the first thing that comes to your nose while everything is blooming is…ramsons! (Wild Garlic/Bärlauch/lat. Allium ursinum)…
  • Pasta Salsiccia – Outdoor Cooking Recipes
    Another outdoor cooking recipe for the quick, fast dinner for the hungry ones. You are bound to find fresh saussages in the supermarkets or at the butcher if you are in France or Italy. They could…
  • Lamb provincial – Outdoor Cooking Recipe
    I created this outdoor cooking recipe while we were in the Provence. I love using local herbs and spices as we travel to each country. Thym and Rosemary shrubs grow abundantly in the french…
  • Tuna Rigatoni
    When the day turns to night after a hard climbing day, you’ll be looking for something fast and delicious. Adding fresh ginger to the meal gives the kick to it all. Not only is…
  • Making Chapati (Indian Flatbread) outdoors
    I doubt many of you would suddenly crave for chapati (indian flat bread) during a road trip, but I did and it was a real experience making them with almost no utensils at all!…
  • Outdoor cooking utensils
    What makes outdoor cooking fun? Aside from having lots of joy with your MSR cooker its essential to have the right utensils to be flexible enough to make youself a great meal. I’m not the…
  • Salsiccia in white wine and onions
    It’s very easy to get the local made Salsiccia (saussages) in the supermarket, especially in Italy or France. They have them specially made for BBQs or just to be fried on the pan. I love…
  • Quail with pear in white wine
    This is a gourmet recipe to try on if you’ve just returned from the market with some fresh quail poultry. The meat is very tender and usually melts in the mouth. The very first…
  • Pasta Salad with Mussels and cherry tomatoes
    I must admit, that this year was not spent much cooking outdoors. I’m getting really comfortable with just hitting for the restaurants and getting others to cook for me. Now that isn’t such a…
  • Pasta with vongole (venus) mussels
    If you’re all tired from the usual pasta with just red plain sauce, try this treat for a change. If you’re anywhere in the southern part of europe, you’ll usually find a stand with…
  • Green asparagus with tuna Couscous
    It’s not the season for asparagus as it’s summer now. But you can still find asparagus in the supermarket. We were in France then where asparagus was sold abundantly. Infact I found some wild asparagus…
  • Cooking up Drunken King Prawns outdoors
    This is actually the perfect outdoor cooking meal for messing up and not having to worry where the mess is going to fall into. It’s great to dish out on cozy warm evenings at…
  • Chicken curry – Outdoor cooking recipe
    I was amazed yesterday to see what some climbers have in their rucksack…you think it’s always full of gear, rope, quickdraws, etc…  Well, when a  friend of ours turned up the other day and unpacked his…