24.02.2012 - 24.02.2012 13 °C
Australia may have the great Matt Moran but we’ve got Russell, our very own resident M
masterchef - who deep down would give him a run for his money if they ever got together over a campfire. As we’ve journeyed through Chile, for the past two and half weeks, we’ve had the pleasure of group cooking and been subjected to meals ranging from traditional school dinners to Lou Lou’s first attempt (which consists of turning recognisable ingredients into what can best be described as road-kill puree) but thankfully we’ve also had Russell. For those of you not familiar with her cooking, might I suggest you book a table ASAP as her cook night here has now become so legendary that even other campers are trying to hustle a table most nights.
Also on that great topic of food....watch out for meat eating vegans! And so it was as we trundled along Ruta 40 that our resident loon turned and declared to the group that she was a vegan as she couldn’t eat meat or meat products for moral reasons....taking our silence as a green light to continue she then proceeded to spend the next 10 minutes attempting to convert her ‘captive’ audience (well we couldn’t quite well jump from a moving truck now could we) until Leigh quietly pointed out that the Bovril she so enjoyed spreading on her toast contained beef extract – Opps!! As you can imagine, the stony silence that followed was punctuated by stifled laughter! Later that night by the fire light I was convinced that I saw her eating a sneaky pork sausage....another convert!