‘Fireless cooking’ involves insulating your cooking vessel to save fuel. Bring food to the boil, then put it in a box or basket surrounded by insulation. You can then leave it to cook with no further input of energy. Last week we prepared soup and then wrapped the pan in towels in a cool box – after 4 hours it was well cooked and still too hot to touch. 🙂
If you feel like having a go, you might also like to make it pretty and join in with the first international beauty contest for fireless cookers! I’d have shared the photos of our soup with you, but they’ll be my entry so I thought I’d better not!
More info on fireless cookers here: https://practicalaction.org/fireless-cooker
SLiCK – 2016 World Fireless Cooker Beauty Contest Fireless Cookers use heat retention to cook. Get your food hot elsewhere then place your pot in the fireless cooker. It will carry on cooking, staying hot for hours afterwards. At SLiCK we recommend fireless cookers as a perfect sister for a solar co…