Most interesting food seen on the overland track.

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Most interesting food seen on the overland track.

Postby Tassieoptom » Wed 03 Jun, 2015 6:35 am

Hi guys, over the years I have been frequently surprised by the creativity of people when it comes to food. I was wondering if people could comment on the most interesting food they have seen on the track. May be "crazy never going to take that" interesting, or "OMG, that is such a great idea, I must remember that" interesting.

To start off on the crazy level, I saw a guy with a whole pumpkin once.
And on the cool level, powdered hummus from Salamanca fresh.

Cheers.
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Re: Most interesting food seen on the overland track.

Postby Jeffoir1 » Fri 05 Jun, 2015 10:25 pm

A BBQ'd Chinese duck was very tasty last December. Yum...
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Re: Most interesting food seen on the overland track.

Postby icefest » Fri 05 Jun, 2015 10:29 pm

I baked some orange poppyseed muffins last time and ran into a French Walker who still had fresh onions carrots and capsicum at the end of the walk.
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Most interesting food seen on the overland track.

Postby RonK » Fri 05 Jun, 2015 11:06 pm

At Windemere hut I watched in envy as a walker tucked into a steak. He had walked straight through from Cradle Mountain. Next morning I drooled while he cooked bacon and eggs.

And two guys who were carrying army packs ate Stag chili with Deb every night.

Three young Israeli paratroopers survived on nothing but boiled rice.
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Re: Most interesting food seen on the overland track.

Postby corvus » Fri 05 Jun, 2015 11:10 pm

Tassieoptom wrote:Hi guys, over the years I have been frequently surprised by the creativity of people when it comes to food. I was wondering if people could comment on the most interesting food they have seen on the track. May be "crazy never going to take that" interesting, or "OMG, that is such a great idea, I must remember that" interesting.

To start off on the crazy level, I saw a guy with a whole pumpkin once.
And on the cool level, powdered hummus from Salamanca fresh.

Cheers.


I suspect that the Pumpkin carrier was a Guide/Pack Horse with a Tented Tour Group , I am related to one who did that :lol:
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Re: Most interesting food seen on the overland track.

Postby walkon » Sat 06 Jun, 2015 9:55 am

Was there with some kiwis who had a kilo of smoked salmon the first night and veg, steak the second night with condiments, lamb with something nice then chicken, kangaroo and something else on other nights all were washed down with quality Scotch while playing cards. All mornings had bacon and eggs and beautiful fresh salad wraps for lunch. Nice blokes who shared with us plebs. Got to love generous brothers who live across the ditch
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Re: Most interesting food seen on the overland track.

Postby Nuts » Sat 06 Jun, 2015 10:03 pm

corvus wrote: I suspect that the Pumpkin carrier was a Guide/Pack Horse with a Tented Tour Group , I am related to one who did that :lol:

Then there was that dood carrying the two drumhead cabbages in his aarn front pockets :mrgreen:
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Re: Most interesting food seen on the overland track.

Postby Tassieoptom » Mon 08 Jun, 2015 6:02 am

walkon wrote:Was there with some kiwis who had a kilo of smoked salmon the first night and veg, steak the second night with condiments, lamb with something nice then chicken, kangaroo and something else on other nights all were washed down with quality Scotch while playing cards. All mornings had bacon and eggs and beautiful fresh salad wraps for lunch. Nice blokes who shared with us plebs. Got to love generous brothers who live across the ditch


Impressive, what time of year was this? And how did they keep fresh meat that long?
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Re: Most interesting food seen on the overland track.

Postby north-north-west » Mon 08 Jun, 2015 11:00 am

Tassieoptom wrote:
walkon wrote:Was there with some kiwis who had a kilo of smoked salmon the first night and veg, steak the second night with condiments, lamb with something nice then chicken, kangaroo and something else on other nights all were washed down with quality Scotch while playing cards. All mornings had bacon and eggs and beautiful fresh salad wraps for lunch. Nice blokes who shared with us plebs. Got to love generous brothers who live across the ditch

Impressive, what time of year was this? And how did they keep fresh meat that long?

If the meat is frozen to begin with and buried deep in the pack you'd be surprised how long it would last, even in summer.
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Re: Most interesting food seen on the overland track.

Postby dingelberry » Tue 09 Jun, 2015 7:17 am

I have carried meat on this walk all the way every time .
All I do is vacume seal it then freeze for about a week its lasted every time.
last trip froze it drove to melbourne with meat in esky ( with dry ice ) ship overnight and had the last of it at pelion .
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Re: Most interesting food seen on the overland track.

Postby Tassieoptom » Tue 09 Jun, 2015 8:40 am

Thanks Guys, great stories and advice. Keep it up.
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