Van Life Cookbook: Resourceful recipes for life on the road: from small spaces to the great outdoors

By Danny Jack and Hailee Kukura

The Van Life Cookbook goes beyond a collection of recipes that can be made on a two-ring gas hob. It’s about an approach to cooking and eating that saves time and money, is good for the soul and makes the most of your immediate environment.

Chef Danny Jack and his wife Hailee Kukura have travelled around the UK and USA in their self-build campervan, rediscovering the simple pleasures of a life spent in the great outdoors. In this book they have captured their passions for adventure and good food and distilled them into over 80 campervan-friendly dishes, sharing their knowledge of foraging, cooking over open fires and making the most of what nature has to offer. In Van Life Cookbook, they share a way of cooking that is sustainable and seasonal and bring together delicious recipes that can be made on a budget. The ingredients can be foraged, bought from a farm shop on the road or even a corner shop or garage, meaning there’s a recipe for every kind of adventure.

Covering comforting breakfasts, quick-fix lunches and fireside feasts, as well as drinks, deserts, condiments and sides, this cookbook features delicious, accessible recipes to get you through the day (and your journey on the road). Think Tahini Porridge, Homemade Trail Mix, Turkish One-Pan Eggs, Winter Greens Minestrone, BBQ Fish Parcels, Date Night Tagliatelle and Flambéed Rum Bananas with Coconut Cream – all complete with top tricks, kitchen hacks and chef tips.

From campervans, to canal boats and cabins, this book is a celebration of the unexpected opportunities that modest spaces and smaller budgets can offer.

Format: Hardcover
Release Date: 10 Jan 2023
Pages: 160
ISBN: 978-1-911682-18-9
Danny Jack began working as a chef in restaurant kitchens rooted in the Anglo-French tradition, in particular the The Dogs in Edinburgh, where he learned the fine art of preserve and pickle-making. After relocating to London, he hosted his own events; catering to London weddings and most recently running a 200 person banquet at Borough Market for the FairTrade organisation. He places seasonality, locality and provenance at the forefront of his food.Hailee Kukura is from the small San Juan island community in the Pacific Northwest of America. She studied at the University of Edinburgh. Now living in London, she is a project manager for the V&A. With a decade of experience in the cultural sector, she focuses her passion and practice towards projects that pose socially engaged solutions.

”'What do you get when an adventure-loving couple with extreme chef and design skills create a book? The Van Life Cookbook. This book will guide you on a tasty adventure no matter where you are. Be inspired! Forage, cook and feast.” - Tom Hunt