Course Information

Primitive Cooking

Often imitated, but never duplicated - our Primitive Cooking class is a feast in the making. 

Spend the morning with us, as we cook a tasty lunch for the entire class. Then try different culinary techniques in the afternoon, as we prepare a feast for our dinner. 

Our Primitive Cooking course will teach the food preparation skills of our ancestors as we use traditional cooking skills to create a feast for the mind and belly.

Cooking techniques will be taught using modern food ingredients (store-bought meat, vegetables, and staple foods like flour and oil) and will include the following skills:

  • Build a stone oven from rocks and mud
  • Dig a steam pit for in-ground cooking
  • Fry some crispy treats with the method of rock frying
  • Bake foods in the coals of the fire
  • Try rock boiling for soup or tea
  • Build an Algonquin style green wood grill to "Barbecue" meat and vegetables
  • and learn much much more!
  • Lunch and dinner are provided!

A lunch, snacks and a dinner will be provided on this course. The menu for this course uses some modern ingredients and some traditional ones; and will include many kinds of meat prepared in different ways.

The 2024 date is Saturday, April 20th, from 9 am to 6 pm. The course tuition is $127 per person.

Course Location: Near Stafford, Va. Detailed directions are emailed upon enrollment.

Required Equipment: Drinks for yourself for the day; cups, plates, bowls and utensils for 2 meals; appropriate clothing and wet weather gear for the expected weather; and a pen to take notes.

Recommended Equipment: Some seating is available at camp, but please bring a camp chair if you have one.

Hunt, gather, cook - eat like a KING! Tim's Hunting & Gathering Survival Manual is a great primer for this class.


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