The Ultimate Outdoor Cookbook Review

The Ultimate Outdoor Cookbook Review

Title: The Ultimate Outdoor Cookbook: All-Day Meals and Drinks for Backyard Entertaining and Elevated Camping Fare

Author: Linda Ly
Published: April 27, 2021, Harvard Common Press
No. of Pages: 256
Cover Price: $19.99 Paperback, $9.99 Kindle

I own several cookbooks by Linda Ly, who specializes in outdoor cooking. They are all excellent, and The Ultimate Outdoor Cookbook: All-Day Meals and Drinks for Backyard Entertaining and Elevated Camping Fare is no exception. Ly has an imagination and is an expert on coming up with unique and mouthwatering recipes that can easily be prepared outdoors.

There is a helpful chapter on setting up an outdoor kitchen, which includes campfires, camp stoves, and grills of different kinds, as well as cooking safely outdoors and cooking at high altitudes. Then this book goes on to present mouthwatering recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. The breakfast dishes are especially appealing (if you don’t happen to be going camping, you’ll want to make them in your backyard), and include yummy dishes like Blueberry Skillet Scones with Lemon Glaze, and Grilled French Toast and Bacon Bites – Yum! This cookbook also includes fabulous appetizers, grilled steaks, specialties like skirt steak tacos. There are recipes for Jambalaya and Gumbo made in a Dutch oven, and also yummy corn chowder. Included are also pasta dishes, vegetable dishes, and salads. The Brunch Pizza is a great dish for everyone in the family.

I love the chapter on foil packets- they are fun, and everyone seems to love them. The Foil Pack French Dip is at the top of my personal queue, as well as Shrimp in Spicy Coconut Sauce. Ly also includes dishes cooked in cast iron as well as Dutch ovens

All told, this is another excellent cookbook by Linda Ly. It contains excellent, mouthwatering recipes that are presented in the traditional manner and are easy-to-follow. The photographs are beautiful, and make it difficult to decide what to make next. Almost everyone will find several recipes that they want to make and eat. Highly Recommended for a good recipe collection. This one will be used often.

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

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