Campfire Cooking: The Oldest Cooking Technique

Campfire Cooking: The Oldest Cooking Technique
October 3, 2018

A Cooking Technique Old As Time

Campfire Cooking is probably one of the first cooking techniques known by man. This method emerged as a result of the discovery of fire, and since then man has never left him. Cooking with fire is a technique used in many cultures and we can say that this technique served as inspiration for many others. In Argentina, they have “asado”, whole animals stretched out and smoked over an open fire pit. Portugal is known by the Churrasco famous by his Piri-Piri Chicken and the best grill fish you can heat. In Hawaii, they have luaus, where they usually serve the kalua pig. A dish buried deep in a sand pit and cooked for hours. And of course, we have to talk about American BBQ, the hamburgers, pulled pork sandwich, beef brisket the paradise of carnivores!

It is amazing to see all the different types of cooking techniques that man has created based only on fire. For us, campfire cooking is one of our favorites way to cook. As a result, we decide to start writing all we know about this topic. So stay tuned because we will release lots of new content about campfire cooking.

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Campfire Cooking – Photo by Evan Kirby on Unsplash

Campfire Cooking With Nature

Cooking over a fire in nature is probably one of the most rewarding ways to cook. In our opinion is the whole process that involves this technique that makes it so special. This process starts in your kitchen when you decide what you gonna cook, and what tools do you will take with you. Second, you will need to find a spot to camp and a place to build your fire pit. After that, you will begin your journey through the woods looking for the perfect wood for your fire. Of course, you can bring briquettes or charcoal to your camp, but this is CHEATING – if you really want to experience cooking in nature you should try to cook with her. Lastly, and most important is when you cook your food. The perfect time to relax and let the fire do its job!

To get the full experience in outdoor cooking you will only need a few things. A cast iron skillet, a place to cook your food, like a resting rack, a nice spatula or tongs and last but not least a small knife. With only 5 things we guarantee that you will have an incredible experience. And of course, don’t forget to bring something to light the fire!

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Campfire Cooking – Photo by Myles Tan on Unsplash

Bring Family And Friends Together

There is magic in the air whenever you cook in conjunction with nature. The noise of the crackling of the fire, the smell of the smoke, the wind blowing on the forest and the aromas of the food make this experience unforgettable. This type of cooking is perfect to share with family and friends, there is nothing more comforting than sharing good food with the people we love the most.

Food, Friends and Family are three inseparable words. All the biggest celebration in the world that we remember always end up being celebrated with food, like Christmas, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, St. Patrick Day, Halloween and much more. Campfire cooking is another old tradition, is the way to celebrate life in the simplest possible way, bringing together people of different religions, believes and colors around the same table.

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Campfire Cooking – Photo by Josh Campbell on Unsplash

Respect The Nature

This is probably one of the most important things to have in mind when you go camping. When you choose a spot to camp you need to pay attention to your surroundings. Is this place safe? Can I start a fire were? There are wild animals in this area? All this question are important to be answered before you start camping. This is important not only for your safety but also for those around you.

The last important thing you must not forget is always NEVER left your trash behind. In addition to polluting nature, it can cause large fires and attract wild animals to areas where camping is safe. So please every time you go camping, respect nature.

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Campfire Cooking – Photo by Andrei Castanha on Unsplash

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