Bringing Effective Eating
Experience to Tenting Fare
Santa Barbara–Primarily based
Jamie and Jayson Poe & Co.’s
Folks Meals for the Win
By Rebecca Horrigan | June 8, 2023
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After an extended, scorching day on a path, you attain the height of a mountain simply in time for sundown. You pitch the tent, throw off your heavy backpack, and crack open a beer. What would greatest full this picture-perfect out of doors second? A nourishing and scrumptious meal, in fact. However the place’s the non-public chef once you want one? That’s the place Folks Meals — catering firm Poe & Co.’s new line of connoisseur tenting meals — is available in.
Chef couple Jamie and Jayson Poe, who love the outside and tenting with a ardour solely matched by their love of meals, launched Folks Meals to assist elevate your tenting eating choices.
“Tenting presents just a few challenges in relation to meal planning nicely, like restricted house in our automobile or backpack, discovering a method to hold product cool, and having to scrub dishes with out entry to operating water,” Jamie stated. “Plus, we’ve by no means been the sort to accept boring, chilly meals, so we began trying to find higher meals choices.”
The duo has already been serving to present scrumptious weeknight household meals with their Santa Barbara–based mostly catering and meal supply enterprise, Poe & Co. It was solely a matter of time earlier than these Michelin–skilled cooks — who’ve labored at such acclaimed eating places as Gramercy Tavern in New York, Solbar in Napa, and The 4 Seasons Resort in Santa Barbara — would discover the repair for foodies who camp.
“Many of the backpacking meals available on the market didn’t impress us when it comes to menu choices or the elements themselves. We noticed an actual hole available in the market for high-quality, plant-based meals which might be higher for you and really pleasant to eat. That’s what impressed us to start out growing recipes,” Jamie stated.
Their new line of connoisseur, plant-based, just-add-water tenting meals requires zero refrigeration, and the meals are light-weight however heavy on deliciousness.
“We wished to copy the identical meals we’d serve for pals at a cocktail party, camp-side. For us, that meant dishes which might be approachable however loaded with daring flavors,” Jamie stated.
They at the moment have three choices, together with a black garlic ramen bowl with carrots, edamame, and nori; a gluten-free coconut chickpea stew with basmati rice, cauliflower, and turmeric; and a gluten-free quinoa–candy potato skillet with black beans, tomato, and chipotle.
“The black garlic ramen has been our debut chief: It’s a critical umami bomb, however with out the sodium overkill,” Jamie stated.
Whereas these meals are good for outdoor, the benefit of preparation additionally makes them good for busy employees. I savored their delectable coconut chickpea stew for a fast and attractive lunch from the consolation of my classroom, and I really like the truth that these meals can simply be dressed up with the addition of proteins, herbs, or bread.
Jamie shared her imaginative and prescient of how she footage the sweet-potato skillet served: “I think about surfers parked exterior of Rincon of their van, spooning it onto a tortilla.”
No matter your most well-liked setting, these meals are certain to fulfill. To reinforce your expertise, take a look at their web site for inventive tasting notes and suggestions for beverage pairings corresponding to glowing sake for the ramen or a tough kombucha for the chickpea stew. They’re planning to launch extra meals within the subsequent yr with the addition of breakfast objects as nicely.
Folks Meals may be bought for native pickup or supply, they usually additionally ship nationwide. See folk-foods.com.