Camp cooking is never that easy. Compound the complexity by being vegetarian or vegan and what’s on your sandwich, or in your bowl at the end of the day can get decidedly samey. We thought we’d share some of our recipes with you, incase you want to try them at home.
Recipe 1 – Erdnuss Flip (peanut flavoured puff) and Camembert Sandwich
Step 1 – go to a country that doesn’t cater for vegetarians.
Step 2 – Hunt high and low and buy the only things you can find without meat in them.
Step 3 – Hide the ingredients between two slices of fresh bread where you can’t see them and serve immediately.
Recipe 2 – Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich
Step 1 – Follow steps 1 and 2 above.
Step 2 – Make sure the only sharp knife you’ve got is at the bottom of your pannier where you can’t reach it. Cut the banana with the plastic knife you got from the pound shop.
Step 3 – you can’t hide that amount of banana, so don’t bother trying. Serve on one slice of bread.
Recipe 3 – Packet of Crisps
Step 1 – Go to mainland Europe and wait until it’s Sunday, making sure you’ve eaten all your existing food by the evening before.
Step 2 – Hunt high and low for somewhere that’s open and buy the only thing they’ve got that’s not got meat in it.
Step 3 – Open the bag and serve immediately, because you’re starving.
Recipe 4 – Pasta with mixed vegetables
Step 1 – Go cycle touring with someone who can cook.
Step 2 – Let the person from step 1 select the ingredients and do the cooking.
Step 3 – Eat the food and compliment the chef (this is crucial to achieve a positive outcome in step 4).
Step 4 – Ask for more food.
Step 5 – Repeat steps 3 and 4 until all the food is gone.
Recipe 5 – Tamiya (falafel in bread with mixed salad and peanut sauce)
Step 1 – Go to Berlin and find out where the hippies hang out (for this recipe we went to Friedrichshain).
Step 2 – Find an excellent Sudanese takeaway (we chose ‘Nil’ on Gruenberger Strasse, but any will do).
Step 3 – Pay 2 Euros for an excellent, filling and very tasty Tamiya.
Step 4 – Eat with gusto.
Step 5 – Go back every single day of your holiday at least once per day. (Optional extra is to alternate the Tamiya with the fantastic Tofu Madagasgar).
Recipe 6 – Czech Mate
Step 1 – Go to a country where they don’t sell Peanut Butter (or whatever your favourite sandwich spread is).
Step 2 – Make sure you don’t understand the language of the country you’re in, so that you can’t decipher the ingredient list. In our case it was the Czech Republic (hence the recipe’s name), but any country will do.
Step 3 – Buy some mustard and Erdnuss Flips because they’re the only things you recognise.
Step 4 – Put them together on a bread roll in an artistic fashion, (see pic above).
Step 5 – Sigh with resignation before consuming, before being surprised that it actually tastes pretty good.
Recipe 7 – Strawberrys in Peppermint Chocolate Sauce
Step 2 – Forget that it’s there until the blazing sun takes the temperature over 30 degrees C.
Step 3 – Buy some strawberries from a street vendor (early June is the best time to do this).
Step 4 – Suddenly remember your Ritter Sport and open it to find that it’s a perfectly formed gooey melted mess.
Step 5 – Dip your fresh strawberries in the gooey melted mess and eat with gusto. Yum yum…
(more mouth watering recipes to follow from The Cordon Bleurrgh Team)