Back to the Roots

You spend the whole day exploring the untouched nature and small, cosy villages of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. With so many new impressions, you are certainly extremely hungry in the evening. Our solution: Just stay outside and enjoy the taste of outdoor cooking – far away from the daily cooking routine.

What is Outdoor-Cooking?

Cooking and eating together outdoors – outdoor-cooking is an increasing trend and closes the gap between fast camping cuisine and high-class gourmet BBQ. Through the closeness to nature and the connection to the original, cooking becomes a unique experience. Everything is prepared in nature, often with the help of an open fireplace or fire pit.

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In a world, in which food is transported across the globe, one loses the overview and reference to the origin of a product. Outdoor cooking tries to minimize the distance between the origin and processing of the products. Through the return to the origin of food, meal is perceived and enjoyed in a completely new way.

In Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, there is a great variety of small farm shops in which regionality is emphasized. Whether fresh meat, fish, cheese, honey or delicious strawberries – Mecklenburg-Vorpommern offers a plurality of delicious regional cuisine.

Wild herbes © TMV/pocha.de

Is there a recipe I have to stick to?

Let your imagination run wild and use the food that is currently available. There are no restrictions here. Everything is possible, whether you are cooking fish, meat or vegetables, creating delicious soups or are perhaps even baking.  In Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, for example, you can fish pike in the Bodden or Zander in the Peene. It is only important to note that you have to get a coastal fishing licence beforehand. If you don’t have one yet, don’t worry. In this case you can first apply for a tourist fishing licence and afterwards for the coastal fishing licence. If you want to know more about fishing in general, click here.

Traditional Fisher in the region of the Mecklenburgische Seenplatte © TMV/pocha.de

Try Food Roulette!

Food Roulette is also a great way to make your outdoor cooking experience unique. Everyone brings 2 groceries of their choice and delicious delicacies can be improvised. Generally, spices are essential. Here in MV you will find a variety of herbs that are perfect for outdoor cooking.  You are not quiet sure which herbs can be utilized and how they can be processed? No problem – MV offers great events which deal with the topic. The Manufaktur Liebstöckel for example offers an event Edible wild plants – process and enjoy which is definitely worth visiting. Thus, a natural yoghurt can be prepared quickly to a delicious dip, in addition a stick bread or baguette and all become full and happy.

Collection of herbs © TMV/pocha.de

What should I pay attention to?

Watch out –  in Europe it is not allowed to make an open fire everywhere. Please find out in advance which places in your area are suitable for this. Here in MV there are for example officially marked places at the Baltic Sea for campfires, so that you can directly start with cooking outdoors.

Depending on how many people eat, there are different ways to prepare the meal. So it is well suited to pack e.g. salt dough, vegetables or potatoes well and to bury them under the hot coal. In this way, the food can cook.

It is generally important not to place the cooking vessel in the open flames. Wait until the fire has burnt down a bit, otherwise it could become a bit too crispy.

These are your essentials:

• fireplace/ fire pit/ fire bowl
• firewood or charcoal
• barbecue lighter
• cooking pot
• cooking spoon, grill tongs, grill turner
• ingredients for your favourite dish
• camping plates and cutlery
• beverages


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