The camping kitchen is the best place out in the open, where you can relax and share your creative camping food ideas over a few bottles of chilled wine by the sparkling camping fire. Sounds inviting, doesn't it?
And why don't you do it more often? People have been socializing over a meal and a few drinks for quite a while now. Do it out in the outdoors on a warm evening...well, it just might turn out to be one of the best moments of your life!
As for myself, I can say that I love to cook. Put my camping kitchen out in the great outdoors, some fresh local grown vegetables and a catch of fish from the local fisherman and you'll get me running!
Preparing easy camping food is not that complicated. All you need is some practical and a few camping food ideas. Visit the local open markets or the fish market, and you'll get some ideas in no time.
And what is the best food to take camping? Just about anything you can think of as long as it is easy and simple to prepare.
There are a few different ways to prepare food out in the nature...
You can buy all your camping cooking equipment in a camper store or any other store and places such as the internet for example. But I'll bet you have some useful equipment already at home.
Local fruit&vegetable vendor, Sicily
For camping recipes I use the same practical solution that I use in everyday life. I try to be creative and cook whatever I have in stock. Simple as that! A very long time ago I found out, that cooking by the book is useless, because it's impossible to have all the ingredients at the palm of your hand. That's why I improvise a lot with what I have.
Cruising around the Adriatic and Mediterranean sea in my camper van is my favorite leisure time.
Mediterranean food is known world wide to be one of the healthiest diets for your body and soul. And this is where I get my inspiration for camping food ideas.
I check out the local farmers and fisherman and don't forget the open markets when I have a chance to do so. I stop by the road, when I spot the locals selling their products. Just might have to bargain a bit, but the taste of the home made products will make every effort worthwhile.
This is where you'll get your camping food ideas from. Don't forget the spices though, salt, pepper, parsley, basil, garlic, rosemary, thyme, oregano, chilly pepper and curcuma all have strong benefits in your diet and will make your food much more tasty.
Remember that your creativity makes the camping kitchen worthwhile.
Fish market, Sicily
When you meet new friends down the road, you'll probably end up at a meal sooner or later. Most campers usually have something to pitch in, or have an idea of where to get some local goodies.
So relax, head out to the great outdoors even for just a couple of nights or so, take a long walk in the woods or a run on the beach with your dog. Take your time out and read a book or just lay down under the sun. And do forget about your cell phones, computers and TV-sets for a while. Can you do it?
And when the time is right, get your camping kitchen running, chill the wine and just slowly enjoy your life. You don't need a whole lot to enjoy your friends and family.