Best meal you've prepared outdoors to date?
- S: My role on the team is more a dishwasher than a chef, but I’ve been known to shine in the breakfast department. In a pinch I’ll throw whatever cheese is left from last night’s charcuterie onto a croissant with a little local jam, stone or pome fruit and a bit of black pepper. My favorite tip: Garnish everything with lavender. Even your coffee beans.
- K: I don’t usually eat breakfast but if Sym is making it, I’ll eat it! I love seafood so I think my favorite meals are the ones where we’re collecting things from the sea. Wild mussels are so flavorful and juicy. Also, there’s something so primal and erotic about eating raw gooseneck barnacles straight off the rock. I like recipes that don’t take a lot of work and you allow the ingredients to shine.
- M: I love a leftover moment. It’s fun to get creative with the odds and ends and nothing is better than no waste! We made leftover pizzas recently in Point Reyes (caramelized leeks, goat cheese, and pomegranate, or ramen egg with broccoli). I derive a lot of satisfaction by getting crafty with it.
Three tips you’d bestow on to someone taking their first camping trip?
- It’s easy to get overwhelmed and think you need a perfectly curated kit to get started. But really all you need are a tent, a sleeping bag, and a few things to cook.
- That being said, if you need comfort, make it comfortable. Sleep on an air mattress with your duvet and real pillows! Whatever it takes to get you feeling comfortable being outdoors is a step in the right direction.
- Our all time favorite tip on food etiquette in the wild: “A fed bear is a dead bear.”
What is your idea of #TimeWellSpent?
- Time well spent is time that you are present with.