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Welcome to Bush Cooking the ultimate location to find all your outdoor cooking needs, from Recipes to Techniques. Follow the cooking adventures of Saffron Hodgson as she travels the world cooking outdoors.

 

Halloween season for the outdoors

Carved watermelon jack-o-lantern resting upright on a large plate with fruit spilling out its mouth and down the plate.
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Watermelon Jack-O’-Lantern

This is a healthy and seasonal approach to an Australian Halloween, where chopped fruit is stuffed inside a Watermelon Jack-the-Lantern. No pumpkins here!

Portrait Photo of Saffron Hodgson cooking on a Camp Stove with a campfire in the background By: Saffron Hodgson

10 People

40 min 00:40

Two bowls of autumn vegetable soup served in blue camp bowls.
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Autumn Vegetable Soup

Perfect for when the weather starts to cool this is a hearty Autumn Vegetable Soup is packed with fresh ingredients.

Portrait Photo of Saffron Hodgson cooking on a Camp Stove with a campfire in the background By: Saffron Hodgson

4 People

1 hour5 min 01:05

A pile of baked pumpkin scones sitting on a grey and white plaid dish towel, a cube of butter in the background.
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Pumpkin Scones

These Pumpkin Scones can be made with fresh, frozen, or tinned pumpkin, depending on what you have available. They are more like mini cakes than scones.

Portrait Photo of Saffron Hodgson cooking on a Camp Stove with a campfire in the background By: Saffron Hodgson

12 People

30 min 00:30

Latest Recipes

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Pork Belly Burnt Ends

Pork Belly Burnt Ends are a popular smoked dish inspired by their brisket cousins. They make a great finger food or main part of a meal.

Profile Photo od Dean Schumann, recipe contributor to BushCooking.com By: Dean "Schuey" Schumann

12 People

4 hours40 min 04:40

Explore Methods to Lay and Light Cooking Fires

Altar Fire

The Altar Fire is a fire built on a structure raising off the ground to avoid surfaces like marshes. Once built the fire burns and is cooked on like normal.

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Reflector Fire

The Reflector Fire design is primarily a fire with a wall to reflect back heat, although mainly used in survival, it is also known for cooking baked goods.

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Indian Star Fire

Indian Star Fires are often associated with the Wild West being the cliche fire in cowboy moves with a pot of beans boiling over it. Good when limited wood.

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Swedish Log Fire

Swedish Log Fire

The Swedish Log Fire comes from the German name ‘Schweden Fackel’. It’s a log carefully cut to allow oxygen in, thus becoming a self sustaining cooking fire

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Blog Posts

10 Recipes for Beginners Cooking Over a Campfire

When starting to camp there is a desire to get the full experience by cooking over the campfire. This can be a daunting idea to many people, this list of 10 recipes are ideal for people starting the great adventure of outdoor cooking.

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