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Men with the Pot Cookbook: Delicious Grilled Meats and Forest Feasts

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And of course, there are plenty of photos from their forest kitchen, which means even a simple weeknight meal is sure to take you away from the ordinary. They say in their introduction that their purpose with the videos (they're *HUGE* on TikTok and other social media) was to concentrate on the food and not themselves and I suppose that carries over into the book aesthetic as well. million followers on TikTok, food content creators Slawek Kalkraut and Krzysztof Szymanski of Men With The Pot are changing the conversation about outdoor cooking. Whisky might not be a common ingredient in sticky pork belly, but we love how the flavor blends with the ginger and honey in the sauce.

With the majestic background of their adopted home in Northern Ireland, Men With The Pot features some truly captivating food content, creating recipes that seem unfathomable for campfire cooking, ranging from apple pies to handmade pasta, all cooked over a wood fire. I was absolutely thrilled to be able to review the Men with the Pot Cookbook because this was one of the first accounts that I followed when I joined TikTok.This would make a great selection for public or school library acquisition, scouting/camping groups, or a super welcome gift for RV/camping friends. Most purchases from business sellers are protected by the Consumer Contract Regulations 2013 which give you the right to cancel the purchase within 14 days after the day you receive the item. According to their own press, they're two Polish guys living in Northern Ireland and spending more time cooking outdoors than they spend indoors, but the food and tips here are anything but ordinary. I shall certainly follow some of the recipes although the idea of making fresh pasta in the forest is not especially appealing. The MenWithThePot Tiktok channel has been my favourite for some time, so I was excited when I saw the chance to review their official cookbook on Netgalley.

I find watching their videos tranquil and soothing but really, what I want is to be in the forest and have the men make food for me. Even though I am unlikely to ever make my own tripod potholder for swinging my cast iron pot over the flame, I enjoy feeling like I could, if I really wanted to.Their aim was to light a fire and inspire others to follow the same path— cooking whatever brings them joy. The answer is simple: when they started out, they were just two men with one pot who wanted to do something big! I was so impressed with cookbook that even though I’m not outdoorsy, I’m going to be using this book repeatedly!

Cook until the bread is golden and cooked through, 30 to 35 minutes, replenishing the coals as needed. While you can find rosemary salt in the supermarket, it’s very easy to make at home with a food processor. We worked with a whole team to make sure the recipes we shared are accessible,” said Kalkraut and Szymanski. The recipes included are unexpected and some can be given gourmet status; it makes readers wonder: how can people cook such amazing dishes in the forest?

The Men With The Pot are upfront about the fact that a meal that might take an hour in the kitchen can take six hours out in the forest. It contains fabulous recipes, however, that will inspire non-outdoor people to adapt some of the recipes to prepare in their yards on the barbecue grill or even in their ovens. Description Description Bask in the beauty of the forest (or your backyard) with the Men with the Pot as you create memorable, mouthwatering meats, rustic bakes, and more over your campfire or on your grill. They were just two men with one pot who wanted to light a fire and encourage other keen cooks to have a go. Throughout the book, you’ll also learn some bushcraft , from lighting a fire to making a campfire spit or cooling rack from found wood.

For many people, outdoor cooking is simple, consisting mostly of a parade of grilled meats or reheated soup.

What lifted this book out of the ordinary to me were the highlighted text bars scattered throughout with short "Forest Hacks" and also the amazingly creative small tutorials for using natural found materials to make varied utensils and tools such as a pasta noodle drying rack and gnocchi board. But as impressive as it is, any professional or skilled griller knows it's the accessories that you use with your grill that make the task worthwhile. Kris and Slawek's eye-catching videos have done just that, propelling that humble idea into a concept reaching tens of millions of fans every month. No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins. The Forest Pretzels makes three pretzels and the flatbread dough is aimed at four flatbreads, just right for two people lost in the forest.

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