2018, a new year, with plenty of new adventures to be had. You’re probably looking forward to tons of camping fun. When it comes to spending time in the wilderness, few experiences beat the joy of cooking under the open skies, rustling up delicious meals out of fresh ingredients, and savouring them to the accompaniment of breezes and birdsong. However, to someone who isn’t a seasoned camper, mastering the art of outdoor cooking can seem like an uphill task. Which is why we’ve put together this list of 5 useful websites for camping recipes, to help you on your route to becoming a campfire culinary expert!
- Taste | www.taste.com.au
A go-to source of information on well-loved Australian dishes, together with generous sprinklings of global gastronomical delights, Taste offers classic and contemporary recipes to suit every palate. These are organized into ‘collections’, of which you’ll find the ‘camping collection’ to be an exhaustive compilation of campfire meal recipes. Browse through this extensive selection, conveniently supported by average user ratings, or search for a specific dish or for ideas on what you can rustle up with the ingredients you have. What’s more, you can download the Taste app on your smartphone to stay up-to-date with the latest in the world of outdoor cooking.
- Gourmet Traveller | www.gourmettraveller.com.au
A website for finer tastes, Gourmet Traveller is the place to be if your love for the outdoors is matched point for point by your inclination towards gourmet cooking. A dedicated collection of camping recipes will help you with innovative ideas for all your holiday meals, while an extensive database of general recipes will come in handy if you have ideas of your own that just need a little modification to suit the one-pot preparation style. The Gourmet Traveller app is available for download on both iOS and Android devices.
- Dirty Gourmet | www.dirtygourmet.com
A website put together by 3 Canadian travel enthusiasts, Dirty Gourmet merits a place here because it is completely dedicated to the fact that “food is an essential part of every adventure”. As such, all its recipes are optimized for execution in the outdoors, over campfires or BBQs, and more often than not, in just one pot. What’s more, Dirty Gourmet recipes are organized based on the ‘type’ of camping you’re engaged in – car camping, bike tours, backpacking, and so on. As yet another plus, the editorial team is always active on the reader forum, to answer questions, clarify doubts, or moderate discussions on food types, nutrition and time constraints, and so on.
- Country Living | www.countryliving.com
Though not dedicated to camping recipes alone, Country Living is a pretty useful source of information on the same. Being all about the country life, it actively focuses on working with fresh ingredients, and cooking in the outdoors. Search for your favourite camping recipes on the website, and you’ll be guided to their source, and to helpful links from where you can save them for viewing later. Most recipes here are supplemented with helpful pro tips on cooking on the move. Not the most extensive collection out there, but a well curated one nonetheless.
- BBC Good Food | www.bbcgoodfood.com
A list of cooking websites can hardly be deemed complete without a mention of BBC’s Good Food, and the same holds true for camping recipe websites as well. A handy collection of one-pot preparations and quick snacks, the camping meals range here is labelled with preparation and cooking times, user ratings, as well as difficulty ratings. While you’re there, also check out their informative lifestyle guides on campfire cooking, and on healthy camping practices.
So bookmark these 5 useful camping recipe websites, and tickle your tastebuds every time you go camping!
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