Stoves In Use-The Cooking Thread

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  1. Cookie

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    I did a search on the forum and did not notice a thread that was dedicated to actually cooking meals. Post your pics of your stove in use, tell us what your cooking, what the stove is (for the new people), and even the recipe if you like. Please include any notable information such as weather conditions, mishaps (such as you burning the food), and if your meal was for more than one person. This way we can look at some great food, gain a better idea of the types and sizes of meals that certain stoves excel at or perhaps are not best suited for, understand and perhaps estimate fuel consumption, etc...for our beloved stoves. It's time for some food porn :D/
     
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    I'll start off. Fried spam (in bacon grease) sandwiches on the Trangia 25-21 UL/D using denatured alcohol. I fried up the whole can for the wife and I but ended up sharing with friends. The wife likes hers crispy so it took longer that normal to cook. If memory serves me right the meal required me refill the burner to cook all of the meat until it was crispy around the edges. This meal was 'the meal" that made me start wanting a burner that would not require frequent refills due to my cooking style and prompted me to go with a nova burner in this stove.

    Time of year: October of 2018
    Location: Sipsey Wilderness in Alabama
    Weather: About 40°-45°F with little to no wind

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    This is from our last trip to Sipsey last month. I cut up a 1.5lb pork tenderloin that was marinated in a garlic parmesan store bought marinade. I had accidentally forgotten to swap fuels and the one liter fuel bottle still contained all of the mixed fuels from old coleman lanterns and recycled kerosene (dark yellow) that I had been using at home to cook meals. The burner wouldn't get above 50% power easily but then again I never cook on a higher setting on the trangia. Once the pork was cooked I placed the 1.75L pot on to boil water and used the pan with meat as a lid on the pot. It kept the food nice and warm especially since I used some aluminum foil to make a lid for the pan. This fed four people. I would have taken pics of the food on a plate but it was cold and a hot meal never sits around camp long lol.

    Weather: Approximately 35°F with slight wind (5mph) with gusts up to 15mph

    The nova burner warped my tree table on the first use. The blue table seen here is a friend of mine's that was hiking with us. His and another friends chinese ebay $15 stoves would not run in temps below 40°F as they do not have preheating generator lines on them for liquid fuel use. One is a remote canister stove and the other is a tank mounted canister stove. They both learned about three season fuel in a canister this day. I had to cook meals for the last supper along with coffee for the evening and next morning for five people. I used 2/3'rds of the fuel in the one liter bottle on this trip. Morning temps were 29°F and only the nova and my friends primus omnifuel (burning white gas) performed well when temps dipped below freezing the next morning.


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    Hey @Cookie ,

    FYI, most of the time, such photos are posted in the Action Gallery. But, hey, it's always great to see more photos of stoves being used to cook food!! Makes me hungry, actually!! Take care, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
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    @Doc Mark Hi Doc. I see that now that you have pointed it out. Thank you for that. My post is an attempt to review the stoves and meals in a non-members only area in an effort to draw attention in order to get people to the this awesome site and possibly get new members. I didn't post any scenic pictures because I wanted to leave the real nice stuff for the members only area :content:. I originally came to this site for both information and food/stove porn. I thought that the individuals on the net who are asking "What is my stove and how or what can I cook with it" might hover long enough to stay. If the mods would prefer that I approach it a different way or that it needs to be moved or deleted then I'm fine with that. Again, thanks Doc :content:
     
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    I like it, and I use mostly aluminum tables now because some of my stoves get pretty hot and I've melted plastic tables on accident due to my ignorance.
    Mike
     
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    This is cooking at camp on the Murrumbidgee and our hut there.
    The old stove is a Campanion doing my breakfast and the other is a gassey doing our dinner. The other is a Primus with a regulated burner I use for traveling.
    Cheers
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    Optimus 45 making waffles.
     
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    @Robert Bruce I was thinking "man I'd like to have a stove like that" when I was looking at your breakfast and then I just plain drooled over that Early Kooka stove.

    @redspeedster I have often looked at iron waffle makers wondering just to go about cooking on my No.5. Now I have an excuse to buy one and fire up my No.45

    Thanks guys
     
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    I'm hungry!
     
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    Tartiflette.
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    @redspeedster Man.... Red...that looks like it's gonna be real good when your finished! I had to look it up to see what it was but man...that's getting my mouth watering and it's lunch time lol.
     
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    Steaks sizzle on the Svea/Sigg combo:

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    Lunch by the lake.
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    Breakfast sausage on the 00:

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    Cajun sausage, onions, potatoes, and some seasoning on the Trangia 25.

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    Thanks for posting your pics guys. The food looks great.
     
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    Spaghetti sauce on the Sigg:

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    @Etherman I see a pot with a thermal ring on what looks like a primus 210 in the middle of your photo. What pot is that ? I normally only cook on stainless but haven't tried any hard anodized after my svea 123R warped a new pan on it's first meal (bacon). I like the size of that pot.
     
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    Ragu with spaghetti and garlic french bread slices.



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    There are a lot of good dried packaged spaghetti sauces available here that are good for hiking. We usually do this on two-nighters, after steak on the first night.
    Fry up some Italian sausage while the sauce simmers....etc. Two stoves come in handy.