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Wilderness Chef: The Ultimate Guide to Cooking Outdoors - Signed Copy

Ray Mears Bushcraft

Wilderness Chef: The Ultimate Guide to Cooking Outdoors - Signed Copy


  EAN 9781844865826
Weight: 784 g         10 reviews
Wilderness Chef: The Ultimate Guide to Cooking Outdoors is a gorgeous and inspiring wild cookery book, from the master of bushcraft. From an egg on a stick to baking bread and conjuring up a delicious roast, Ray Mears takes us from the basics of outdoor cookery all the way through to opulent feasts.

Gather round an open fire. Share delicious food inspired by the outdoors and infused with age-old wisdom. This is living. This is the way of the wilderness chef.

Ray Mears has spent his life travelling the world, living with and learning from native peoples in the desert, the rainforests and the Arctic north. Cooking food in the wilderness has been central to his journey, and in this book he presents us with a delicious array of his most popular and enduring recipes, tried-and-tested for all levels of skill and in all conditions, from quick and tasty meals to opulent gourmet feasts.

Opening with advice on setting up your outdoor kitchen, and cooking techniques time honoured by first nations, hunters, trackers and adventurers, Ray shows how to assess your ingredients, light a fire, cook in ashes and leaves, steam, smoke, and build a ground oven.

He then shares with us his fabulous and enjoyable recipes, including: - easy ideas that children and grown-ups can try out including campfire s'mores, wilderness hot dog, egg on a stick, lemon chicken wrapped in dock leaves - gourmet meals of Italian hunter's rabbit, and succulent split-stick roasted salmon - recipes learned from bushmen and native peoples around the world which include potjiekos, canoe country pancakes, fragrant and intense Gurkha curry.

Woven throughout are colourful stories of Ray’s cooking around the world, from baking a birthday cake using ingredients sourced in the rainforest, to steaming fish Maori-style using bags crafted from Bull Kelp, and pulling a giant Emu leg drumstick out of a ground oven built by a Pitjantjatjara elder in the Central Australian desert.

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.

  • Author: Ray Mears
  • Format: Flexiback
  • Pages: 272
  • Dimensions: 235 x 195 mm
  • Full-colour photographs throughout
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781844865826


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Product Reviews

Wilderness Chef: The Ultimate Guide to Cooking Outdoors - Signed Copy is rated 5/5 based on 10 customer reviews.

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  1 of 10

  I bought three of these books (two were gifts) for our upcoming Bush Chef course this September. This book has exceeded my expectations. There’s so many simple recipes to follow. There are lots of beautifully taken photos of food to inspire you. Two of my many passions in life are cooking for myself and others and spending time outdoors. This book just encourages me to do both more. Thank you Woodlore for your prompt service as always.  

  Seamus Gallagher
7th August, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 10

  This book is fantastic, a well-rounded guide that will inspire those both new and old in the world of cooking outdoors. Very clearly and well written, there is not an ounce of confusion in the recipes and even the more complex are achievable by anyone. A real delight and one I will enjoy sharing with others.  

  S Harrison
6th August, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 10

  “Wilderness Chef” by Ray Mears, Where do I begin? WOW! This useful volume covers just about everything one needs to know to cook healthy and enjoyable meals in the outdoors, from the day hiker looking for some lunch ideas to the multi-day trekker tired of the same old dehydrated or freeze dried rations, its primary focus though is on fresh cooked meals in the bundu, showing that with a few simple ingredients taken along and a few locally sourced supplementary items foraged along the way, that you can eat well and enjoy the experience too. Highly recommend this one for anyone who spends time out in the bush..  

  Karl Colthup
4th August, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 10

  I was so looking forward to receiving a copy of Ray Mears new book. Such a gorgeous book, filled with great recipes and super ideas. Thankyou Ray, it was as I expected - another wonderful book from you. I look forward to doing some of the recipes and sharing them with others  

2nd August, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 10

  Got this for my daughter who is a scout, to enhance her skills in backwoods cooking. Got a lot more than we expected. Very informative and creative. This book really covers all areas of cooking outdoors. Some great tips on seasoning that would make any meal tasty. It shows how to utilise what's around you to cook and also gives information on camp ovens. Baking is covered too with simple bread recipes to apple pie. You could honestly bring your family outdoors for the Sunday roast!! Really looking forward to trying these recipes out. Would highly recommend this book for those who love dining outdoors and getting back to nature!  

1st August, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 10

  What a great inspirational book. Well presented by the author with lots of lovely photos and easy recipes. Something I will definitely be trying out over the campfire. A book for those who don't want to just cook beans, sausages and bacon.  

  Paul Blackburn- Elliot
30th July, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 10

  Another fantastic book! Bushcraft is about learning new things every time and this book will help you upgrade the way you cook in the wilderness, setting camp, what ustensils to use and how to improve the flavor of what you eat, plus a lot of recipes to try. As Ray says on his cuisine related shows, while enjoying the food he processed:   fantastic!   

  Yves Jean
28th July, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 10

  Absolutely fabulous book, very well structured and perfect for both newer and us more experienced outdoor folks, I've already made a full roast dinner cooked in a Dutch oven, and the Beer bread is fabulous and so simple on the camp fire. This book is going to be very well used, it's becoming a family favourite already!  

  Sam And Mary''s Outdoor Life
28th July, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 10

  I have been camp cooking for years and am enjoying the book tremendously. The approach on some of the cooking and recipes are very similar of what I have done over the years. But there are greater amounts that I have not tried and looking forward to experiencing them with the next generation of family members. Excellent book and fun read!!!  

  Ronald Schubert
27th July, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 10

  Superb book full of recipes adapted for outdoor cooking with lots of tips on how to use natural materials to aid cooking. A great reference book written in Ray’s usual style, a fine addition to any outdoor persons library.  

  Ken Mccann
27th July, 2020

Rated: 5/5

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