What’s Kosher on the Camp Fire?

The other day, I saw someone wearing a T-shirt which displayed the message:


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 phall curry prepstart 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:

zucchiniThe 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?


About dazzlerplus

Writing about the things that interest me helps me to discover what I think. One of my loves is the Australian Outback, and I travel out there often, and when possible take friends with me.
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6 Responses to What’s Kosher on the Camp Fire?

  1. Cuppa says:

    Mmmmmm, grilled Zuchinni, yum! Done with parmesan cheese & garlic, & sometimes some chopped chili. A bit harder to achieve on a camp fire though with the heat being underneath. Maybe I just like living dangerously! 🙂

    • dazzlerplus says:

      Hey Cuppa, sounds like you’ve had some pretty fancy camp fire meals, even if it is difficult to turn the camp fire upside down and have the heat coming down from above!

  2. Carmel Alifano says:

    Love that cartoon

    Sent from my iPhone

    • dazzlerplus says:

      Nice to hear from you, Carmel! Yes, that cartoon’s one of my favourites. I guess it makes the point that it’s not easy being an innovator and a trend-setter. Some people just don’t want to change.

  3. Lavinia Ross says:

    Wasn’t my campfire meal, but that of a former co-worker, way back when. She and a few friends went camping down in the Great Smoky Mountains. Campfire made, roasting chicken over the fire. Everyone was sitting around the fire, enjoying the warmth, good food and company, when something furry brushed against her legs. She petted it, thinking it was a stray cat. When she finally looked down, the two beady eyes of a skunk were looking up at her. She screamed (mistake), and they all ran for their cars. Fellow skunks came out of the shadows, and a skunk fight ensued over the chicken. They watched for a long time as the furry little party-goers demolished their meal and stunk up the site. They finally drove down to the Ranger Station in tears and were met with laughter…

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