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Due to power outages or energy problems in winter: Can you cook without electricity and gas? The good news: Yes — if you’re creative.

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With electricity and gas prices already skyrocketing, many are dreading the approaching winter. But no electricity or gas for cooking need not be directly due to the impending energy crisis. A power outage may hit your neighborhood or you want to go camping and are looking for alternatives to cooking at home. So it is good to know some creative ideas on how to prepare a hot meal without electricity. As a general rule, you should be prepared for an emergency such as a power outage or natural disaster. In this context, the Central Bureau of Disaster Management (BBK) also recommends one Emergency availability of certain non-perishable foodsYou should be at home.

Camping stoves or campfires are not only practical ways to cook while camping. © Westend61/Imago

Cooking without electricity: the camp stove

A camping stove with a gas cartridge is a basic piece of equipment for most people when camping. Traditionally, butane or propane gas is used. you can Cooking water for pasta Or heat up coffee, cook soup or hot canned food. But be careful: most manufacturers advise not to use them indoors, as the gas can escape very quickly and sparks can cause fires. Therefore, you should only use camping stoves outdoors, i.e. in the garden or on the terrace.

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Use thin-walled aluminum pots: they conduct heat faster, and you save on gas.

Cooking without electricity and gas: barbecue

The grill – logically a charcoal grill, not an electric or gas grill – is a way to cook at home, in the garden or on the terrace without electricity and gas. You can’t just grill regular grilled food like sausage, meat and cheese – with the right accessories you can grill other foods as well. A Dutch oven For example, place directly on the grill or open fire. And a plancha griddle can grill everything from vegetables to fried eggs and bacon.

Cooking without electricity and gas: fondue set

Got a fondue set at home? Correct: It’s not just for chocolate Cheese fondue are used, but also in emergency situations where there is no electricity or gas at home. With a tealight fondue set, this can be difficult. A fondue set with denatured alcohol or fuel paste works best. For example, you can heat water or soup.

Cookbook “Cooking Without Electricity”

BBK is part of a nationwide cooking competition Cookbook “Cooking Without Electricity” (Advertisement Link) Published. The idea of ​​the project is, among other things, to provide instructions to citizens when there is no electricity and fresh food. At the same time, you can cook delicious dishes. Recipes like Eggless Pancakes or Curried Apricot Couscous show that it’s not that difficult.

Cooking without electricity and gas: the cold kitchen

Of course, you can use the cold kitchen not to cook directly, but still prepare a delicious meal. These include salads, cheesy snacks, sausages, dips and spreads, or cold soups. Gazpacho Soup.