The New Camp Cookbook Review

The New Camp Cookbook Review

Title: The New Camp Cookbook: Gourmet Grub for Campers, Road Trippers, and Adventurers
Author: Linda Ly
Published: July 1, 2017 Voyageur Press
No. of Pages: 224
Cover Price: $25.00 Hardcover, $9.00 Kindle

Most camping cookbooks focus on the mundane, the easy (using substandard convenience products), and the uninspired. However, The New Camp Cookbook: Gourmet Grub for Campers, Road Trippers, and Adventurers focuses on the unique, the exciting, and the gourmet. Linda Ly has developed dozens of extraordinary recipes to prepare outdoors that will make everyone to find excuses to go camping and cook outdoors.

The book starts with excellent instructions for setting up a proper camp kitchen. It includes stocking the pantry, Dutch oven, cooking on a camp stove, food and forest safety, and several other essential elements of outdoor food preparation. The book is worth purchasing for this information alone.

Next, the book is divided into chapters according to meals: breakfasts, midday meals, snacks, camp feasts, etc. Each chapter includes recipes that real people will actually want to make and eat.

Grilled French Toast with Bacon Bites is simple and tasty, and so are the Tex-Mex Scrambled Eggs with Tortilla Chips, Tomatoes, and Chiles. Hash is a common camp food, but the Sweet Potato, Apple, and Pancetta Hash is on a higher level. Vietnamese Pork Tacos with Pickled Carrots and Daikon will be on our camping menu again and again, as well as Ly’s Korean Flank Steak with Sriracha-Pickled Cucumbers.

Ly has included a tasty seasoning mix, South-of-the-Border Seasoning that is better than any store-bought blend out there, and it can be used at home as well as in the camp recipes in the cookbook. It’s also easy to mix and uses spices that are most likely already on your home spice shelf.

The variety of recipes that can be prepared from this cookbook while camping is mindboggling; they will take the mundane out of camping and will make eating outdoors exciting. Highly Recommended!

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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