Outside Food covers the best recipes, cooking gear, nutrition, meal plans, and backcountry cuisine. Our culinary experts will guide you toward the best outdoor cooking gear, performance diets, and the occasional detour for guilty pleasures.
Firing up the barbecue? This is the only sauce you’ll ever need.
These simple dos and don’ts will yield success
A simple but delicious recipe to make sure barbecue season is a success
Move over, spicy margarita. You’ve got collagen-filled competition.
The effort to reseed mollusks along Maine’s shorelines
What’s better than a post-hard-workout shower? The perfect beer to go with it.
Tips and tricks to keeping your food safe and your camp bear-free
A quick, easy skirt-steak marinade with a pop of flavor and color
L.A. chef and cookbook author Bricia Lopez gives us the tips and tricks to a Mexican-style grilling
Learning how to buy, cook, and eat meat after eight years of vegetarianism
Don’t have a cow about cooking steak. We’ve got you covered.
Learning how to buy, cook, and eat meat after eight years of vegetarianism
A dish that fuels here, there, and everywhere
Tip Top’s canned cocktails are in a league of their own (and tailor made for your next camping trip)
Fast-food veggie burgers are hit-or-miss, but Shake Shack’s might be a winner
You don’t need to tote a frying pan into the backcountry to make a pancake breakfast. All you need is a canister stove with a pot, two or three ingredients, and a metal mug.
Though Andover Village Square is small, it houses a massive name in the Boston sandwich game: D’Agostino’s Delicatessen
Outside editors debate: Is “pancake” a flavor? Is syrup absolutely necessary? Are crepes just European pancakes?
If you’re sneezing, itching, and dodging pollen at every turn, it may be time to shift your focus to what’s on your plate
Halloumi Is the Mediterranean Staple You Should Keep In Your Fridge. Here’s a Tasty Salad to Use It.
Seared-till-golden halloumi cheese is the star of this meatless salad with arugula, lentils, zucchini and a perfectly balanced Dijon vinaigrette
Get a fire started, and these skewers will deliver a complete meal in just half an hour
With dry January far in the rearview mirror, what are the benefits of staying sober as you head into the summer running season?
This mocktail has zingy ginger and tart pineapple blended into a base of hibiscus tea
Avocados are like gold (and they cost that much, too). Don’t let them go to waste.
Celebrating mom has never tasted so good
The recipes of ‘Tin to Table’ will elevate your campfire meal—both in beauty and taste
In desperate situations, is living off of wine a “pour” decision? We asked an expert.
This mushroom-based appetizer is the perfect vegetarian finger food
Step-by-step guide to fermenting your own vegetables
Fresh-fruit margaritas (nonalcoholic or spiked), charred guacamole, and the backyard are how we’re celebrating
Who is responsible? Without any real leads or suspects, the pastabilites are endless.
A weed to some is a fresh ingredient at my fingertips
When the commercial crabber faced racism and bullying on the Chesapeake Bay, it fueled his willingness to take even bigger risks
Our editors share their best multitasking tips for fueling on the go
Here’s how to get your campfire’s flames fine-tuned for outdoor cooking
Looking to up your veggie intake? You’ll find divine inspiration here.
We’ve got classic vanilla, cookies ‘n cream filled, and so much s’more
The more time you spend outdoors, the more nutritious your food choices may be
Adventure bound with your family? Don’t forget the kid-friendly snacks.
Portable and easy-to-make muffins for outdoor activities
A nutritious and easy alternative to store-bought granola snacks
Strong stomachs win ultras, says Gediminas Grinius, Lithuania’s highest performing ultrarunner, thanks to loads of training, carbs, and fermented foods
The Everlasting Meal Cookbook by Tamar Adler makes every day Earth Day
Strange but ridiculously tasty food combinations to eat while high
Finding the best deli sandwiches near beloved bike rides
There’s a delicious thrill in chasing down the best of the best. In this case, we’ve rounded up the sweetest mountain town bakeries. Get your checklist ready, because you’ll want to sample something at each of these treasures.
We may never look at a peel the same way again
Some unlikely new heroes are fighting climate change: American sheep and the people who care for them
New research shows a keto diet may indeed have benefits for older sedentary individuals - but for endurance athletes, not so much
Whether it’s boiling hot dogs, caramelizing vegetables, or cooking chicken, your favorite six-pack makes everything better
Pop open a tab of whatever pale ale or lager you have on hand and cook this spicy, garlicky chicken
High-altitude baking is one part science and one part feel
Freebies and a burrito recipe to celebrate this spicy holiday
From kabobs to roasts: three lamb recipes to try for the Easter holiday
We pair these skewers with a simple yogurt salad that is common in the Levantine region and is especially cooling on hot summer days
Giving the romaine hearts a quick turn on the grill imparts a smoky taste to this Greek salad that's incredibly appealing. The combo of tender lamb and salad is definitely entertaining-ready.
This stunning salad is as rich in flavor as it is in nutrients
Why dieting can lead endurance athletes down an unsustainable path, and what to do in the face of diet-related pressure
There are limits to what your sign says about you.
Expert Lisa Steele takes us through the complexities and wonders of a properly baked egg
Switching out my daily pre-run ritual for its distant relative
From the gorgeous city of Valencia comes paella, a dish whose influence and adaptability have made it popular around the world
In 2021 the ‘About Damn Time’ singer made headlines for her take on nature’s oatmeal. Today she’s at it again with a chocolatey variation.
Plus, how to pick the best fish (and general seafood) for you and the environment
Imagine what this means for your outdoor adventures
ChatGPT told me what to eat all day and I listened with an open mind and mouth
No matter the weather, get a taste of summer with the grilled, smoky flavor of this chicken salad
From "light your face on fire" to "mild-mannered comfort accent"
In a new National Geographic show, the Top Chef winner explores some of the world's most remote places and cuisines
You'd never hit the trail with an untidy pack, so why keep your pantry in disarray?
Step aside, protein – new research shows that eating leafy greens holds a whole lot of potential for strengthening muscles
Protein helps your body maintain muscle mass, prevents next-day soreness, and sustains energy. Pack it in with these filling, recovery-boosting recipes.
A tour of Island Creek Oysters gave me the insight on how microclimate affects the taste of these aquatic delicacies
A new study looks into the benefits of adding dairy to your morning cup of coffee
When I spent a month in Italy, I expected to find great food. What I didn't expect was for that food to be great running fuel, too.
An expert gives us an insight on cordyceps, and it turns out we have no reason to fear
The most satisfyingly crunchy cordyceps BLT, a perfect snack for the next airing of 'The Last of Us' or after a tough endurance workout
Researchers look into how robotic bees encourage queens to optimize egg laying and assist with agricultural disasters
Tradition says sake is best brewed in winter’s cold temperatures for better fermentation and a tastier end result
Is it healthy? Not so much. Is it vegetarian? Not exactly. Is it good? Well, actually…