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Want the thrills of the great outdoors without leaving Brooklyn?

Two local foodies are showing urbanites how it’s done with a new cookbook, “Campfire Cookery,” that features recipes for indoor s’mores, rooftop stargazing, and turning backyards into campsites.

“We were feeling really cooped in and dreaming of the outdoors,” said Clinton Hill resident Jaimee Young, who crafted her recipes and field guides with coworker Sarah Huck. “Now everything at a real dinner party we can make outside.”

Huck and Young — recipe testers for New York Times food columnist Melissa Clark — designed their gourmet dishes like pine-smoked salmon and caramelized tomato tart for fire pits and home kitchens alike.

The book also features effortless snacks like honeyed marshmallows and Irish porridge — oatmeal with whiskey-soaked dried fruit, a delicacy for the rugged city dweller.

“Some of the recipes sound more extravagant than they are,” said Huck of Fort Greene. “We wanted them to have the spirit of a grand adventure, but we also wanted something people could actually do.”

As part of the open-air experience, the book features playful manuals on duck calling, foraging, building fireside terrariums, and spinning ghost stories.

“It’s not a regular cookbook,” Young said. “There are recipes that really work, but it’s more about capturing the camping experience.”

Huck and Young will serve s’mores at Green in BKLYN [432 Myrtle Ave. between Clinton and Waverly avenues in Clinton Hill, (718) 855–4383] on July 30, from 1 to 3 pm. For info, visit www.greeninbklyn.com.

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