The other day, I saw someone wearing a T-shirt which displayed the message:
NO GOOD STORY EVER BEGAN WITH SOMEONE ORDERING A SALAD.
The sort of statement which makes you think! Well, at least it made me think. I ran through a vague assortment of stories I am familiar with, and had to concede it seemed to have the ring of truth about it. Not that there are any good stories I could think of which start with someone ordering food of any kind, but then I could imagine there might be a good yarn getting under way with someone ordering super-hot Indian curry with extra chilli peppers. (Picture shows kitchen staff preparing phall curry.)
Of course hearing someone order a salad just doesn’t have you wondering what comes next, except perhaps an account of how their brilliant new diet is working out – which is unlikely to prove fascinating. Then I remembered a cartoon from years ago:
The cartoon is obviously set in the US, but the general principle is universal – there are some things that you just don’t cook on a camp fire! However, recent years have seen a spate of new books about how to cook just about anything on a camp fire, particularly if you’ve got a camp oven and maybe a portable spit – pizza, Greek style roast lamb, apple crumble, rum balls, sponge cake – it’s carte blanche if you have an accomplished camp fire cook on hand.
Tell us about your most memorable camp fire meal. And would you grill zucchini on your camp fire?