10 Books/Manga Like Campfire Cooking In Another World With My Absurd Skill
Campfire Cooking In Another World With My Absurd Skill is a wholesome isekai series that’ll leave you feeling warm inside. It was written by Ren Egushi and illustrated by Masa. It revolves around Mukoda, who gets transported to a fantasy world with a goofy “Online Grocery” skill. Despite not having an exceptional start like the other transported heroes, Mukoda meets a powerful wolf-like beast named Fel, who’ll make his life easier. Where it lacks complex storytelling, it makes up for it with charming explorative vibes.
If you’re in the mood for more cooking or fantasy books/manga that offer a similar vibe, fear not! We’ve gathered together 10 books/manga to check out when you’ve caught up with Campfire Cooking In Another World With My Absurd Skill. Of course, if you feel we’ve missed any of your favorites, do comment below and let us know!
Restaurant to Another World – Junpei Inuzuka
Similarities – Food, Fantasy, Themes
What would happen if you visited an eatery that holds a gateway to a fantasy world? That’s the type of restaurant you’ll read about in Junpei Inuzuka’s Restaurant to Another World light novel. This series captivates audiences with its charming storytelling, mouth-watering descriptions of food, and fantasy elements.
Like Mukoda from Campfire Cooking, the owner of this story’s restaurant will serve anyone food. Regardless if they’re mythical beasts, hybrids, or average humans, you’ll love seeing their reactions to the food this restaurant owner makes for them. Inuzuka excels at describing the meals his protagonist whips up. You’ll want to read this tale on a full stomach, otherwise, you too, will hunger for food.
Moreover, this tale fabulously explores each customer’s life as they dine in the owner’s establishment. Readers will enjoy seeing them develop new connections with others. It echoes the wholesome vibes found throughout Mukoda’s journeys with Fel and Sui wonderfully.
For those who want another cozy fantasy and cooking series to read, check this one out.
Cooking with Wild Game – EDA
Similarities – Fantasy, Adventure, Cooking
Cooking with Wild Game is a fun light novel series that details its protagonist’s charming cooking endeavors. It follows a young chef named Asuta, who finds himself stranded on an uninhabited island with a group of beautiful women. Asuta and his female companions must survive and thrive in the wilderness by relying on their cooking prowess and resourcefulness.
Like Campfire Cooking, Cooking with Wild Game excels at its portrayal of exquisite and unique cooking techniques. From its detailed explanations to the creative recipes the cast whips up, you’ll be wishing you were alongside our heroes during their journey.
On top of having some interesting drama and a dash of romance to stand out, Cooking with Wild Game is an enjoyable cooking series for Campfire Cooking fans to read.
Spice & Wolf – Hasekura Isuna
Similarities – Slice of Life, Fantasy, Characters
While it doesn’t delve into food as much as Campfire Cooking, Spice & Wolf shares much in common with it. Quite frankly, Spice & Wolf’s tale contains more depth and intrigue and touches upon more mature and serious topics as opposed to Campfire Cooking. Nonetheless, this is another tale that celebrates mundanity over action and has its male lead traverse through a world rich in culture.
For instance, Spice & Wolf’s male protagonist, Kraft Lawrence, will travel alongside a goddess named Holo. The way these two interact within the light novel is identical to Mukoda’s banter with Fel. Furthermore, both stories consist of human and wolf pairs. While Fel and Mukoda’s relationship never steers toward the romantic spectrum, viewers will be charmed by their reactions to things.
Further, both light novels capture the joys of exploration. The authors of these works spend a great deal of time with our characters and show how their bonds strengthen throughout the course of their respective novels.
If you’re looking for a fantasy series with a bit more political intrigue, romance, and character development, Spice & Wolf is worth checking out.
Food Wars! – Yuuto Tsukuda & Yuki Morisaki
Similarities – Cooking, Slice-of-Life, Comedy
Food Wars! is a unique series from Shonen Jump’s catalog. Instead of infusing cooking with intense action like Toriko, this tale opts to lean toward the fierce and mostly grounded competitive cooking route. While it lacks the magical aspects found in Campfire Cooking, it’s another cooking-themed work that’s guaranteed to make you smile and giggle.
Our story follows Soma, a boy who joins a prestigious cooking academy to become a professional chef. Soma must compete against many elite students to achieve his dreams. Once achieved, he plans to claim ownership of his father’s restaurant. Like Campfire Cooking, the series’s authors have a strong grasp of culinary etiquette and shower readers with beautiful depictions of food.
The way characters respond to challenges and react to delectable meals is nearly identical to Fel and Sui’s reactions to Mukoda’s dishes. However, Food Wars! characters tend to react more explicitly to fantastic dishes.
Nevertheless, this is a stellar cooking manga that’s worth your time, especially if you adore cooking stories like Campfire Cooking or shows like Hell’s Kitchen.
Isekai Izakaya “Nobu” – Natsuya Semikawa
Similarities – Cooking & Fantasy
Isekai Izakaya “Nobu” is a comfy cooking fantasy series with a strong focus on Japanese cuisine. It transports readers to a whimsical world and highlights the lives of two bar workers named Nobuyuki and Shinobu. They’ll spend their lives serving drinks and meals to customers from another world. Like Campfire Cooking, this series excels at blending food and friendship into its narrative.
Throughout the story, the characters create mouth-watering dishes and the Natsuya Semikawa examines the origins, preparation methods, and cultural significance behind these dishes. To that extent, it’s a bit more complex and informative than Ren Egushi’s approach in Campfire Cooking. However, both tales utilize food to keep readers hooked and to strengthen the characters’ connections.
For those who need an ounce of wholesomeness in their lives, reading Isekai Izakaya “Nobu” should help you with that.
Today’s Menu for the Emiya Family – Type-Moon & TAa
Similarities – Gourmet & Comedy
If you’re a fan of the FATE series and love the cooking aspects found in Campfire Cooking, then you’ll love binging Today’s Menu for the Emiya Family. This is a heartwarming tale set in the Fate/Stay Night universe. It follows the franchise’s characters as they prepare multiple meals. Like Egushi, Type-Moon and TAa use their cast’s delicious meals to create a warm and inviting story for folks to read.
Furthermore, the authors implement neat cooking tutorials within the work. Folks who dabble in the culinary arts will appreciate this the most. Additionally, both stories use food to develop their characters’ connections with each other. Like Sui, Fel, and Mukoda, you’ll adore learning about the Fate’s cast different tastes in food and seeing how they use their meals to get closer to each other.
If you’re after another enjoyable read that’ll warm your heart and make you hungry, check out Today’s Menu for the Emiya Family.
Sweetness & Lightning – Gido Amagakure
Similarities – Cooking, Comedy, Atmosphere
Sweetness & Lightning might not take place in a fantasy realm, but it has many things in common with Campfire Cooking. It’s another tale that showcases the power of food and internal connections. The story follows Kohei and his daughter Tsumugi as they discover their love for cooking together. Like Campfire Cooking, this series uses food to strengthen its cast’s relationship.
Throughout each chapter, the characters explore various recipes, cook together, and share their meals with each other. You’ll adore how Gido Amagakure utilizes food to bring its cast together to create unforgettable heartwarming moments. It’ll remind you of the times when Mukoda, Fel, and Sui enjoy meals at establishments or campfires in the wilderness.
Despite being more grounded than Campfire Cooking from a setting perspective, you’re bound to walk away from Sweetness & Lightning feeling pleased.
Yakitate!! Japan – Takashi Hashiguchi
Similarities – Cooking & Comedy
For more fabulous cooking manga to read, we’d like to turn your attention to Yakitate!! Japan. This manga is comedic, charming, and informative about the world of breadmaking. It follows Azuma, a boy who embarks on a quest to create the best form of bread. He wants to convince his family and Japan of its value. It’s a silly premise but Azuma’s passion and love for bread will keep you hooked.
Like Mukoda, Azuma is a talented protagonist with excellent cooking etiquette and knowledge. You’ll be amazed by the amount of things he can make with bread. Some creations may inspire emerging cooks to flaunt their culinary skills to friends and family. This series also contains satisfying cook-offs that can be as intense as the fantastical battles Mukoda, Fel, and Sui endure in Campfire Cooking.
With a dash of supernatural elements, Yakitate!! Japan is a fun manga that’s worth Campfire Cooking fans’ time.
Silver Spoon – Hiromu Arakawa
Similarities – Characters & Atmosphere
If you ever wondered what life would be like on a farm, Hiromu Arakawa’s Silver Spoon should interest you. From the creator who brought you the shonen classic, Full Metal Alchemist, Silver Spoon is a laid-back yet insightful work about the joys of farm life. The story centers around Yuugo, a boy who enrolls countryside boarding school to become a great farmer.
Like Campfire Cooking, this story is riddled with fabulous cooking segments. However, it delves further into the challenges of agricultural life and contains more dramatic scenarios amongst its cast. For instance, you’ll see Yuugo raise cattle, manage stock, and tend to crops to fulfill his higher-up demands. The connections he makes along the way are wholesome.
These individuals will lead Yuugo down a brighter path and he’ll undergo gradual and significant change. Like Mukoda, Yuugo is placed in an environment he’s entirely unfamiliar with due to having a city-boy background. It’s up to him to learn the ropes alongside his classmates if he hopes to make it in life as a farmer.
If you’re looking for another pleasant tale to read with minor cooking elements, check this out.
The Devil Is A Part-Timer – Satoshi Wagahara
Similarities – Food, Isekai, Comedy
For those looking for another food-centric isekai series that’ll make them laugh, The Devil Is A Part-Timer should do the trick. This series takes place amidst a battle between Satan and a land called Ente Isla. Ente Isla’s hero defeats Satan, causing him to flee to the human world. He ends up in Tokyo, loses his powers, and dawns the alias Sadao.
Sadao plans to work at MgRonald’s and climb the corporate ladder to fulfill his personal needs. Like Campfire Cooking, this isekai series revolves around food. You’ll adore seeing Sadao interact with his co-workers as they’ll make his life more wholesome and enjoyable. It’ll remind folks of the hilarious circumstances Fel gets Mukoda into with Campfire Cooking. On top of having some interesting twists and turns to keep the story fresh, The Devil Is A Part-Timer is a fascinating isekai series worth reading.
So there we have it, our 10 books/manga to read after you’re caught up with Campfire Cooking In Another World With My Absurd Skill.
What do you think of our picks? Do you agree? Are there any notable omissions? Let us know in the comments below!