In "The Camping Cook
book," Annie Bell, an English Food Writer
, (her "Gorgeous Vegetables
" won us over), shows how to cook and serve food beyond Hot Dogs
with no real counter space, and limited sources of heat and clean water. Pack a cutting board and a small grill. Wash produce at home. Freezing meat, poultry or bottled drinks turns your cooler into an icebox. Her recipes are simple, and each has a list of equipment. Little pitas warmed with chocolate inside, crispy duck hash with eggs, feta with honey and pistachios, and a sturdy cherry tea-loaf cake are camping keepers. She gives a fine recipe for an all-purpose marinade and a honey-mustard glaze that can double as salad dressing. But her claim to fame will surely be her method for cooking whole fish in wet newspaper on a covered grill (the paper does not burn and the skin of the fish comes away with it, making for easy filleting and serving). --Florence Fabricant, The New York Times, July 26, 2011
Spending time in the great outdoors doesn't have to mean surviving on Hot Dogs and canned beans. Bell teaches you how to make tasty, healthy, easy campfire delights. --Scholastic Parent & Child, May 2011
If you're going to buy a Camping Cookbook this season, then this is a good one to start with! There is enough variety to try a different meal every weekend for almost a year and if you're the adventurous type, many of the recipes form a good base for experimentation according to your own tastes and ingredients to hand. Highly recommended. --lovecamping.co.uk
From the Back Cover
Whether you're camping with the kids, or enjoying an RV trip with friends, the question of what to cook and what to take in terms of a kit is always tricky. In this practical and beautiful book, Annie Bell shows you how to cook delicious meals with no electricity and limited ingredients. Using just a traveling barbecue, one-ring burner, or a Dutch oven on a tripod, she creates portable feasts like Grilled Pork Chops with Aioli, Cucumber and Feta Couscous, and Pirate Bananas, all with minimum effort and mess. From picnic lunches to one-pot cooking and sweet treats, here are 90 recipes for every outdoor occasion.
About the Author
Annie Bell spent several years as a Food Writer for Vogue, then as a Food Writer on the Independent. She is currently principal Food Writer
on the Mail on Sunday's YOU magazine, and is a contributor to Country Living and Waitrose Kitchen. She was winner of the Guild of Food Writers' Journalist of the Year award in 2003. Her previous books include Evergreen, Living and Eating, In My Kitchen, Gorgeous Cakes, Gorgeous Desserts, Gorgeous Vegetables, Gorgeous Christmas and Soup Glorious Soup.