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. Sorry, but the Sunday October 10, 2021 class is now FULL. Please look for this class again next year. Thank you. 

One day class. 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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