A gorgeous and inspiring outdoor cookbook that goes back to basics, and then beyond, from the master of bushcraft, Ray Mears.
We all know how to cook an egg. In this book, Ray Mears will show readers how to cook an egg, on a stick, over a fire, how to light that fire, and then how to make the egg taste amazing. This is a practical and inspiring book drawing on the love of the outdoors, cooking in the open air and creating delicious food from scratch.
Infused throughout with Ray's experience and enthusiasm, the book begins with setting up your outdoor kitchen, assessing your ingredients, then focusing on key techniques: lighting your fire, cooking in ashes and leaves, steaming on an open fire, and smoking. All this practical background is beautifully described using anecdotes from thousands of meals cooked outdoors all around the world, and illustrated with Ray's own photography.
Once the practical elements have been covered, the main bulk of the book is "the menu," featuring fabulous and enjoyable recipes, including:
- Easy ideas that children and grownups can try out such as campfire fondue and baked apples.
- Gourmet meals, like venison pave brochette.
- Recipes learned from bushmen and native peoples around the world, including sami bread, jungle curry, and Kalahari bushman ostrich egg.
About the Author
Ray Mears is recognized throughout the world as an authority on the subjects of bushcraft and survival. Ray has spent his life learning survival skills from indigenous people around the world and is truly a master of the subject he calls Wilderness Bushcraft.
“This book is SO good! Anybody going camping this summer, staying local, this is an absolute MUST! My mouth is watering as I look at it!” —BBC Radio 2
“I love this book!” —Virgin Radio Breakfast Show
“Mears brings his survivalist expertise to bear on this guide to cooking while camping, hiking, or canoeing…This book belongs in any nature lover's backpack.” —Publishers Weekly
“Ingenious ways to conjure a feast whether you're out camping, on a long hike or enjoying a day at the beach.” —The Sun
“Ray Mears has penned a guide to cooking outdoors, showing how you can whip up anything from fish to curry with just a hot fire and minimal equipment.” —The Daily Star
“This cookbook should be your top summer pick for flavoursome food in the open air.” —Metro