We took this meal on a little winter camp. It got a little colder than we though it would....like -10ºf and it was late so they weren't ideal cooking situations. We went by the exact instructions and everything turned out perfect. We were really tired and cold so we weren't expecting a lot, but we were pleasantly surprised. The meal was warm, tasted really good, plenty of spices/flavor etc. Obviously it's not dining in Tuscany but definitely a close second.