Camp Oven Cooking is a unique recipe collection collated from contributions to The Great Coronavirus Camp Oven Cookoff Facebook page. Launched in March 2020 by photo-journalist Peter Lorimer and iconic Australian bush poet and entertainer Murray Hartin, the membership grew to 12,500 people from across Australia in only three months.
Each week a new theme was set and cast-iron cooking enthusiasts prepped, cooked and plated their creations for the group to enjoy. The rules were simple: post your prep pics (ingredients), photos of the camp oven on the cook and then a plated-up frame of your finished creation. The challenge became a way to break the monotony of lockdown and share great camp oven food with likeminded folk.
The coals are still burning hot and the page is going strong. This recipe book is for anyone who wants to have fun and get the whole family involved with cooking on a fire or gas burner.