Eating Well Outdoors Or In

Last week I bought a new dutch oven from a local sporting goods store; a legless, 12″ oven with a flanged lid for holding coals when cooking outdoors. I’m a big fan of cast iron cookwear, using it every day. I have been looking for a legless oven with a flanged lid for some time and the price was right at $25. It was even preseasoned. While my wife doesn’ share my love of cast iron, she likes what comes out of it.

Today I’m cooking half a turkey in it. I’m using 2/3 of a stick of butter and a bottle of beer to cook it in, and I’ve got an improvised dry rub on the bird. The sourdough pot is on the counter, bubbling away for a big batch of biscuits in a few hours. It will be a great meal.

Cooking and food preparation is a big part of living, regardless of whether home is swanky mansion or wherever you set up your tent. We spend a lot of time on it in our programs, because eating well is part of living a good life. Just because you’re outdoors, you don’t have to eat dehydrated backpacker food.

I’m releasing a revised edition of Bush Cookery, my outdoor meal planning and cook book, in a week.  If you like cooking and eating outdoors, it might interest you.


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  • Jan

    Hi Tim,
    i noticed (with a big smile in my face!) that the interests of your wife concerning cooking are very similar to my own wife, and my favorites of cookingwear are very similar to yours … :o)
    And for sure i`m interested in your cooking outdoors edition. So i would like to ask, if it`s possible to send it to germany and what`s about the price? All the best to you … and thanks a lot :o) JAN

  • Hi Jan,

    Thanks for writing. I assume they ship to Germany, but don’t know for sure. You can see the book and read a preview at our store. Currently they have the old edition, which is without a few new sections. The new one will be available in a week. If they don’t ship to Germany let me know and we’ll work on a plan B.

  • Does “Bush Cookery” cover sourdough too?

  • It does. There is a big sourdough chapter that has the same info as “The Simple Little Sourdough Cookbook”.

  • Exactly what I wanted to hear. Thanks!
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