Camp kitchen essentials for whipping up Ottolenghi-worthy feasts.

by Afterpay
Mar 25, 2023      5 min read

Ottolenghi and camping are probably two words you never thought you’d say in the same sentence … but hear us out. Creating innovative, flavourful meals while camping is totally possible – it’s just a matter of having the right tools for the job.

If you’re a foodie who craves adventure, you’ll be pleased to know that camp kitchen equipment has come a long way. Gone are the days of making do with two-minute noodles, sad sangas and tinned tuna just to get out for a taste of nature. 

From compact barbecues to fuss-free fridges, these are the portable products you’ll need to serve up Ottolenghi realness every mealtime, wherever your outdoor escapades take you.


Let’s get cooking. 

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Prep like a pro with outdoor-friendly cookware.

A chef is only as good as their tools, so you’ll want to pick up some well-crafted cookware and utensils to complement your bigger-ticket items. 

Offering valuable versatility, a cast iron skillet is arguably the best piece of equipment you can bring on your journey. Keep in mind that these tend to be weighty, so a smaller skillet like the 20cm Benzer Sizzle Cast Iron Skillet is a wise choice. 

Ever tried to dice an onion with a blunt knife? Not very fun, now is it? A proper knife is an absolute must for any kitchen worth its salt – including the outdoor kind. For something that can easily slice through your nourishing veggies and meats, we recommend nabbing one general-purpose knife from a trusted brand (Mundial’s Classic Forged Professional Cook’s Knife is a solid option). 

Turn up the heat with a portable cooking appliance. 

Designed for easy outdoor use, a camping stove lets you cook hot, hearty meals even in the most remote and rugged locations. 

For something that’s compact and convenient, we recommend the Gasmate Travelmate II. Its lightweight 2kg design is heaps portable and incorporates several safety features – including a flame protection ring and cartridge lock lever – to prevent any camp kitchen mishaps!

If you’re keen to pull out all the stops with your camping gear (or even indulge in a bit of glamping), a portable barbecue may be the way to go. Available in a range of lightweight styles and sizes, portable barbecues allow campers to create a wide variety of mouth-watering grilled and smoked dishes that look as good as they taste (big win for your #travelgram!). 

Into charcoal cooking? The Everdure By Heston Blumenthal CUBE has a durable, easily transportable design that makes cooking over coals possible almost anywhere. It even has an integrated compartment for storing ingredients and tools while travelling. *Chef’s kiss*

Keep your cool with a reliable camping fridge.

Picture this: you’re out in the middle of nowhere, cooking up a storm on your new portable barbecue and taking in the natural beauty around you. The air is as fresh as the ingredients you’re slicing, stirring and sizzling. You can’t wait to sink into your camping chair and tuck in with your mates, then wash it all down with a cold, refreshing drink. 

To complete this idyllic scene, you’re gonna need a trusty camping fridge! 

Like portable barbecues, camping fridges come in various sizes and styles to suit your needs. For something super compact and easy to move around, the 35L pulley-style Portable Camping Fridge from Machter is an affordable, practical option. Plug it into your car, caravan or boat for reliable cooling with minimal power consumption. 

Got a fair few mouths to feed? The Glacio 60L Portable Fridge Freezer has two spacious storage compartments, a long-lasting battery life and a durable outer. It also comes with a bunch of handy bells and whistles – like a USB port, safety locks and a built-in bottle opener – to take your camping experience to the next level. Very chill. 

Complete your camp kitchen with Afterpay.

Virginia Woolf was bang on when she wrote, “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well if one has not dined well.” A delicious gourmet meal can make our shared experiences all the more special, so it makes sense to invest in some quality camp kitchen products ahead of your next trip. 

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