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That won’t matter. It’s not a website or a blog, or even a formal set of organised forums. It’s more fluid than that. It’s a different means to share stuff and that’s why I think it’s worth it.
Surely the mods would support a separate gastronomic divisionHi guys
Well, I’m no longer Norma-no-mates. Got 2 non camping family members to friend vic van & get it set up. At the weekend I hope to put on a bit of content. I think the best way to go will be for me to post the web address in this forum so you can join for yourselves (rather than me add you as a friend).
The name is Cali Cooking because that was my inspiration & it will be my personal focus of course, but it will be open to non Cali owners too if they want to join. There’s a whole host of other campervanners (even campers) who’ll face (or have faced) the same kind of conundrums as we do regarding equipment and space. I think knowledge sharing from different perspectives opens up more thought provoking discussions and “out of the box” (wow, that sounds pompous- not meant to be) problem solving.
I do think it would be good to have a separate forum in this club too. I was surprised there wasn’t one for cooking and from people’s comments there seems to be the desire for it. What do you moderators think?
Back soon, Elly (alias Vic Van).
Luckily I don’t mind a bit of chaos, motacyclist! As for food tasting - you’ll have to fight me for it first and anything covered in chocolate is mine anyway, by defaultI’ve noticed that too. It’s like coming on here and the forum having a different layout and different topics every visit. And some person you never heard of wants to be your friend!
Anyway, if you need someone to savour the food you all prepare just let me know
Surely the mods would support a separate gastronomic division
They may group all this together:
Definitely you won't get me on FB. Kills my appetite. Sorry[/QUOTE
Hello again.Hi everyone.
I’m starting a Facebook group called Cali Cooking. I belong to a lot of cooking groups from around the world and some for camping cooking. They’re all friendly and welcoming but I find that a lot of people are using domestic style ovens in caravans and motorhomes, or microwaves and other large equipment to emulate what they have at home. Even in some of the VW conversions there are built in grills, little ovens and microwaves. Although my Cali won’t be arriving till the Spring (fingers crossed), I’ve been campervanning for many years in a Toyota Hiace, without even a hob, using a portable camping stove and various equipment for outdoor cooking.
So, my thinking is: as a Cali owner we have to be very creative with our cooking and use of space to carry extra equipment, provisions, etc. I’d like the group to be a place to share skills, knowledge, experiences, techniques, hints and tips and recipes, where people can ask questions and offer solutions. It will be a closed group.
The only problem is, to start the group I need some Facebook friends. If you think this is a good idea and would like to be a founding member please message me back. We could hookup as Facebook friends and I can make a start. My Facebook username is vicvan if you want to check me out.
Elly, it already exists:Luckily I don’t mind a bit of chaos, motacyclist! As for food tasting - you’ll have to fight me for it first and anything covered in chocolate is mine anyway, by default
I think we’re at the stage where I’ll post the link to the Facebook group for information and those who want to connect, can. Those who don’t want to can leave it.
I’m sure the moderators will be in touch if they think a cooking forum is appropriate or not for the club.
Absolutely right. The youf wouldn’t touch FB these days.