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This chef prepares delicious gourmet meals right by the lake

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While we have nothing against roasting marshmallows or weenies, there’s something extra impressive about a complicated meal being prepared over an open fire.

That’s why we were blown away by the Youtube channel AlmazanKitchen. This collection of videos showcases some truly ambitious lakeside cooking—just look at this guy throw together carbonara!

The cook uses organic ingredients to prepare simple and delicious meals—all with a Serbian influence. Recipes range from new twists on cottage classics, such as the “Forest Burger” and chicken on a spit, to less traditional fire-cooked dishes, like chicken mushroom tempura and spring rolls. All the prep happens in the great outdoors, with minimal kitchen supplies.

But the true beauty of the channel lies in the setting—the sounds of the crackling fire, chirping birds, and views of glassy lakes will transport you away from your computer and into the great outdoors.

Watch the video, and let us know if you try any of the recipes. Don’t worry, you’re allowed to cook them in the kitchen. We won’t tell.

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