Relevant techniques include:
- Towel cooking: When a pot simply needs to be kept near boiling point (or higher in the case of a pressure cooker) taking it off the heat and wrapping it in a towel makes an instant fireless cooker.
Relevant technologies include:
- Natural gas rather than electricity. However, avoid the escape of unburnt gas, which is a powerful greenhouse gas.
- A retained heat cooker (hay basket or fireless cooker) to extend cooking time and keep food hot for 3-4 hours after cooking.
- An appropriate solar cooker model whenever the sun is shining. In modern kitchens this might be a task for the tinkerer or a project for children (avoid parabolas for safety reasons). In warm and warm-temperate climates, simple cookers can be surprisingly effective.
- Where wood is used as a fuel, an improved cookstove (i.e. efficient cook stove) for use when there is not sufficient sunshine for a solar cooker.
- Integrated cooking combines retained heat, solar, and improved cookstove, as appropriate.
- Pressure cooker.
- Raw Food Reduces energy use & retains more nutrition. Includes Sprouting and Fermenting.
See also[edit | edit source]
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- GreenCooking - site about green cooking methods.