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!  

The American Solar Energy Society (ASES) is combined forces with the New Mexico Solar Energy Association in  Albuquerque June 21-24, 2022.  During the event, Rose Kern gave ongoing demonstrations of solar cooking.  She also does this for the University of New Mexico – Continuing Education and the USDA Bernalillo County Agricultural Extension.

To view a PDF of Rose’s presentation used in the history and operation of solar cooking click  Solar Cooking Presentation 2022 

To see a youtube video on solar cooking created in fall of 2021 by the Big Blue Museum click here.



“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