Saturday, June 6, 2015

Article #4

When Cooking for a Camping Trip, Go Big or Go Home
By Pervaiz Shallwani
Rating: ***

This article talks about how to have a great trip by preparing your food at home before you go so that you can enjoy the trip and everything it has to offer. In this article, he talks about how cooking at a campsite goes from cooking for a group in the wilderness becomes something close to a competitive sport. Also, he talks about how preparing the food before arriving on the trip makes a huge difference, since he had to prepare raw chicken, and said that when working with raw meat, you want running water so that you can clean your hands before you eat.  Lastly, having a way to experiment with your food is a great way to enjoy the food, and he discovered that aged brie cheese and Doritos go well together. 

I think that this article is very useful since it describes how cooking at a campground can go from being a boring task to something that people can enjoy and also have excellent food on the trip. Also, it describes the importance of having prepared your meals in advance back at home before leaving,since it makes everything easier, but also makes sure that it was prepared safely. I also learned that sometimes, you don't need to have something complicated for it to be good. It shouldn't take too long to prepare and serve, but that doesn't meant that it has to be a boring meal. If done right, you can have an excellent meal prepared in a short period of time, increasing the amount of time to do other things in the outback. I found this article a great read, and was also able to understand what he was talking about, since on the hiking trip, I helped prepare most of our meals, and we were able to do so quickly and have time to do other things later.

Sources: Shallwani, Pervaiz. 'When Cooking For A Camping Trip, Go Big Or Go Home'. WSJ. N.p., 2015. Web. 4 June 2015.

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