All Fired Up: Cooking with Fire
Humans domesticated fire a few hundred thousand years ago, but most people today take fire for granted. The easy access to controlled heat on stovetops or ovens causes little reflection into what a fire does for us. In this class, we will discuss the different types of heat that one can utilize to cook food, and the science that relates to these methods. We will use an open wood fire to acquaint ourselves with the different types of heat, and the techniques and types of foods that correspond to each type. The principles learned will provide a better understanding of what is happening in your kitchen when cooking, and will deepen and broaden your camp cooking skills. We'll feast upon the meats, vegetables, and roots that we cook, which will result in a full sensory experience of fragrant smells, warmth from the fire, eyes on the fire and feast, and delectable tastes.