Cooking in a motorhome. (1 Viewer)

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Good for you: However we travel to Europe to enjoy their culinary delights and save my wife & I from cooking. We don't even carry gas. It is a holiday after all. We have never cooked a meal inside the van since getting our first motorhome in 1969. Each to their own.
 
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Good for you: However we travel to Europe to enjoy their culinary delights and save my wife & I from cooking. We don't even carry gas. It is a holiday after all. We have never cooked a meal inside the van since getting our first motorhome in 1969. Each to their own.
That's definitely something we do too but there are times when we are not near a suitable venue and then there is the ever increasing prices of restaurants. If only we could win the lottery :)
 

Northernraider

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Food can be pretty boring when in a motorhome, camper or caravan but it does not need to be.

We have made a Youtube video showing one of our favourite motorhome meals.


Why would it be any different from cooking in a house? . My motorhome is my house and to be honest I cook more now than I ever did .
 

Northernraider

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Good for you: However we travel to Europe to enjoy their culinary delights and save my wife & I from cooking. We don't even carry gas. It is a holiday after all. We have never cooked a meal inside the van since getting our first motorhome in 1969. Each to their own.
Be better just going in hotels then lol .

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Feb 14, 2021
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Good for you: However we travel to Europe to enjoy their culinary delights and save my wife & I from cooking. We don't even carry gas. It is a holiday after all. We have never cooked a meal inside the van since getting our first motorhome in 1969. Each to their own.
Eating out at restaurants every night for 3 months can become a little expensive, and a little boring to be honest. After a lot of eating out I get a little fed up of all the rigmoral of deciding what to choose, waiting to be served by a surly waiter, asking for the bill etc etc. A coup!e of nights out a week are plenty for me on a long trip.

Also eating places were limited (read non existent) at the top of Etna and Tre Cime (Dolomites) on our last trip.
 
Sep 12, 2016
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You have never been travelling with us - Both of us are quite accomplished home cooks we tend to specialise in Chinese, Indian, French, Italian and are learning about Morrocan
So we have never endured boring

So you have a You Tube Channel great and I applaud your effort

Now what recipes do you need to try for your next one
 
Oct 29, 2016
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If you know how to marinade meat/fish using herbs, spices, oils, citrus, even yoghurt then you are more than half way to making fantastic meals at home or in the van using hob or BBQ.
In the van the one pot meal is the way to go, you add your raw ingredients in the correct order, as some need longer than others, then voila! you have a fantastic meal that will match if not be superior to any take away or restaurant meal.
A good store cupboard of dried/fresh herbs, spices, fresh Garlic & Ginger, Soy Sauce is essential for me, plus tomato puree to be watered down with wine/water then allowed to reduce is great fun to watch over.

Stir fries with fresh ingredient's especially sea food, pork or steak, is where its at for us in the van..."Have Wok will travel" but ideally cooking outside the van as the fumes can make your eyes water, plus the fresh Chilli clears your chest.:giggle:
Its all about what I can grab when out shopping in markets or supermarkets (especially Yellow Ticket Fish/meats)that makes the difference for me, especially when I see how much restaurants want for a mediocre beef steak! Ideally Aberdeen Angus for us, or for roasting, Top Rump, avoids disappointment.(y)
For all other occasions there is always Beans on toast, Sardines/Pichards, cheeses, cooked spiced/smoked meats, plus the original fry up.
You can probably tell I don't do ready made ding meals,(we don't have a microwave at home or in the van) or do take outs, apart from good Fish & Chips.(y)

Confession: I do collect junk mail take away menus from Indian/Chinese/Thai/Malaysian Restaurants, so I can look at the pictures, and feel great in how much more ingredients I can buy at a fraction of the cost, plus increase my diversity in my cooking.(using far less Ghee or sugar)
My back packing experiences in The Far East/India with food was a game changer, something I always strive to recreate and will never give up trying.

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Good for you: However we travel to Europe to enjoy their culinary delights and save my wife & I from cooking. We don't even carry gas. It is a holiday after all. We have never cooked a meal inside the van since getting our first motorhome in 1969. Each to their own.

We also love eating out when abroad. But what do you do when you go into a French town and everywhere is closed?
 

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We do try to cook outside as much as possible, as in such a small area the strong smells linger for days.

We like to do Paella’s etc, but the aroma of whatever you put in it impregnates everything in the van, so that’s definitely cooked outside.👍

If the weathers too bad, then it‘s takeaway, pub or restaurant.😉

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This year I’ll be cooking Xmas lunch for 5 whilst away in my van. However we are having roast beef not turkey. It’s a small van but does have a microwave and myself, sister and friends will be eating in the Quest - all decorated with lights etc to celebrate the festive season. The beef will be in the slow cooker, roast potatoes in the Remoska with the Yorkshire puds and all the veg etc will be prepared beforehand and warmed through in the microwave. Salmon and prawn starter (no cooking) and Xmas pud and rum sauce (microwave). The hardest part will be juggling the plates to serve up in my 6mtr pvc!!
 

Brody

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We also love eating out when abroad. But what do you do when you go into a French town and everywhere is closed?
We had this experience a lot on our last french holiday, it was really disappointing. The restaurants that were open were packed to the rafters.
 
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MerlinUK
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This year I’ll be cooking Xmas lunch for 5 whilst away in my van. However we are having roast beef not turkey. It’s a small van but does have a microwave and myself, sister and friends will be eating in the Quest - all decorated with lights etc to celebrate the festive season. The beef will be in the slow cooker, roast potatoes in the Remoska with the Yorkshire puds and all the veg etc will be prepared beforehand and warmed through in the microwave. Salmon and prawn starter (no cooking) and Xmas pud and rum sauce (microwave). The hardest part will be juggling the plates to serve up in my 6mtr pvc!!
Wow quite a task you have set yourself.
 
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MerlinUK
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You have never been travelling with us - Both of us are quite accomplished home cooks we tend to specialise in Chinese, Indian, French, Italian and are learning about Morrocan
So we have never endured boring

So you have a You Tube Channel great and I applaud your effort

Now what recipes do you need to try for your next one
Antonia is full of great ideas. I told her she should publish a motorhome cook book.

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Jan 3, 2008
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That's definitely something we do too but there are times when we are not near a suitable venue and then there is the ever increasing prices of restaurants. If only we could win the lottery :)
And of course if you don’t have EHU without gas you have no hot water to make tea etc or wash or shower. You cannot even have toast for breakfast.
 
Apr 11, 2015
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We regularly cook for 5 2 omnivores, 2 vegans and one galactosaemia, can be fun (not) sometimes trying to get everything ready at once, but that is part of the fun of motorhoming, he have 3 rings, a remoska and a cadac, there is a microwave in the van, used for storage and a couple of times to cook someone else's food as a favour.
 

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