Solar Cooking on the Rise!


Using sunlight to cook a meal is the simplest, most convenient and practical example of sustainable living you can find. As a Solar Chef I have created meals as easy as soup and as difficult as Thanksgiving dinner complete with turkey and all the fixings.  Recently the hunger for information on this amazingly simple yet elegant method of feeding yourself and others is surging across the media and is about to be spotlighted as part of the upcoming  National Solar Conference taking place in New Mexico.

Collaborations on the part of several entities offer great insights into solar cooking.  The Solar Cookers World Network group on Facebook is currently running a video created by Luther Krueger, curator of the Big Blue Sun Museum of Solar Cooking showing the restoration of The Solar Villager  (large solar oven in the photo).  This solar oven can cook up to seven turkeys at once!  

To see the video click here.

The American Solar Energy Society (ASES) is combining forces with the New Mexico Solar Energy Association this spring to bring their national convention to Albuquerque June 21-24, 2022.  The event takes place on the University of New Mexico campus.  As part of the event there will be a Solar Fiesta on June 24th where all forms of practical solar and sustainable practices and technology will be demonstrated, including solar cooking in a big way!

As part of the event I will be giving demonstrations and information about solar cooking – I hope  you will join us!

WHAT: NMSEA Solar Fiesta

WHEN: Friday June 24th, 2022 9am-3pm

WHERE:  UNM, Cornell Mall along the UNM Student Union Building. FREE PARKING.

WHO:   Free admission to public, conference attendees include academic, governmental, tribal, utility professionals working in solar, EV, sustainable buildings & communities



“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, pitch manure, cook a meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly…specialization is for insects.” – Robert Heinlein