The Van Life Cookbook

Recipes for home or away.

van life cookbookRecipe books are great, but most of them are written with a proper kitchen in mind. The Van Life Cookbook recognises that not everybody has a fully fitted kitchen and those of us who do don’t have them all the time.

These days space is at a premium. If we want to live in the city, it’s likely that we only have a small kitchen. We might be a novice cook and want to start by tinkering with recipes that can be made on a two-ring gas hob. Then there are those who can vacation in a camper van or a holiday hut. This book has inspiration for all of those scenarios – and those recipes won’t cost a fortune.

Chefs Danny Jack and Hailee Kukura have travelled around the UK in their self-build campervan enjoying the simple life spent in the countryside. Here they express their passion for travel and good food in over 80 dishes which can be made over open fires or with a minimal kitchen.

The chapters start with breakfasts and progress through the day with lunch, dinner, condiments and side dishes. There is nothing too cheffy and these are economic meals. There is something for every taste and they are mostly quick to prepare.

I have a few favourites from this book although I would be happy to eat all of them. Nothing too challenging here. Start the day with a Short Stack of Buckwheat Pancakes. Harissa Beans on toast make a spicy and delicious lunch. Budget Supermarket Pasta is bound to become a family favourite. The Vegan Burger will be a winner even with a card-carrying carnivore.

The Van Life Cookbook

Authors: Danny Jack and Hailee Kukura
Published by: ‎Pavilion
Price: £14.99
ISBN-13: 978-1911682189