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Beyond Gorp: Favorite Foods from Outdoor Experts
     

Beyond Gorp: Favorite Foods from Outdoor Experts

by Yvonne Prater, Ruth D Mendenhall, Kerry I. Smith
 

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* 133 recipes for camping and backpacking

* Stories behind the recipes and the people who contributed them

* Includes tips on outdoor cooking basics, food drying techniques, and trail food lore

Some of the recipes in Beyond Gorp are prized for their camping and backpacking practicality. These include food such as Lead Bread (a brick-like loaf that will

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* 133 recipes for camping and backpacking

* Stories behind the recipes and the people who contributed them

* Includes tips on outdoor cooking basics, food drying techniques, and trail food lore

Some of the recipes in Beyond Gorp are prized for their camping and backpacking practicality. These include food such as Lead Bread (a brick-like loaf that will keep indefinitely and survive even an air drop). But then there are gourmet offerings (Cashew-Ginger Chicken and Rice and Trail Tiramisu) and ideas on preparing wild foods (Cooked Stinging Nettles).

This cookbook is as much about the people behind the recipes and their adventures -- and misadventures -- in the outdoors. Hear the stories behind the titling of Angry Moose Scrambled Eggs and Poison Ivy Pesto with Shrimp. Learn why outdoor writer Tim Cahill needs Fat Cocoa to guarantee a warm night's sleep; understand the expedition fare philosophy of mountaineer Jim Whittaker; and why Celebration Cous Cous was special for writer-conservationists Laura and Guy Waterman. Each of these recipes has been tested by Mountaineers Books staff and friends.

Editorial Reviews

Adventure Sports Journal
Resourceful and interesting recipes that are sure to spark the imaginations of those in a camp-cuisine rut.
Idaho Falls Post Register
All of the recipes would be a good addition to rafting trips, fishing trips, or just plain car camping.
Sacramento Bee
Some backpackers start planning a week in the back country with the gear…Others prefer starting with the menu…There's always room for new ideas, and plenty appear-with recipes-in Beyond Gorp…The book's charm comes from the often funny anecdotes and biographies of the people behind the food.
Atlanta Sports & Fitness
Just because you like to camp doesn't mean your taste buds have to rough it. Beyond Gorp is your ultimate outdoor eating guide. With recipes and stories from guest authors, celebrities, and outdoor experts, you're sure to find plenty of recipes to keep your hunger at bay.
Sweat
For some great trail food suggestion as well as fun and inspirational outdoor tales, pick up Beyond Gorp…You'll enjoy the recipes as well as the stories behind dishes.
Climbing
The chapters on eating wild food, food-drying basics, and food history are entertaining and contributors' bios add a personal side to the recipes…Best of all is the savvy advice."
Bend Bulletin
Beyond Gorp makes for some good, old-fashioned culinary voyeurism.
Grand Rapids Press
A compilation of terrific recipes…A must for the outdoor eating enthusiast…Also an entertaining look at the cast of characters, some well-known and some obscure, who have made a life of working or playing outdoors.
Evergreen Monthly
An impressive list of contributors who offer recipes.
Medford (OR) Mail Tribune
A venerable tome of outdoor cookery.
Idaho Statesman
If your idea of eating on the trail isn't GORP, then thumb through the pages of Beyond Gorp.
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
There's a new cookbook in town and it's full of great, trail-tested recipes.
Ellensburg Daily Record
Readers can find convenient ideas that will provide nutrition and energy. Recipes and narratives written by outdoorsmen and women give helpful hints, funny stories, and other insights on being on the trail.
Los Angeles Times
Ditch those grim granola bars and go gourmet on the trail. High-profile hearties such as Tim Cahill, George Schaller, and Yvon Chouinard share (mis)adventures and campfire cooking secrets in [this book].

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898868906
Publisher:
Mountaineers Books, The
Publication date:
04/28/2005
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

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Meet the Author

YVONNE PRATER, a resident of Ellensburg, Wash., has been outdooring most of her adult life, hiking and snowshoeing in the Cascades, Rockies and White mountains. And, while out exploring, Yvonne has made a profitable habit of taking photographs and compiling information for the illustrated articles she's had published in Sunset, National Parks and numerous other outdoor magazines. A writer-photographer for the Ellensburg Record for over 22 years, Yvonne also regularly contributes photographs to The Seattle Times and other area newspapers. She is the author of the book Snoqualmie Pass: From Indian Trail to Interstate, a regional history also published by The Mountaineers Books.

RUTH DYAR MENDENHALL happily combined mountaineering, rock climbing, skiing, fishing, backpacking, and outdoor cookery for more than three decades in wild parts of the western United States, Canada, and elsewhere. Her experiences resulted in articles in Summit, Desert, National Parks and other outdoor magazines, and she was editor of the American Alpine Club's News for several years. Ruth's culinary expertise was given wide exposure in her two previous books, Backpack Cookery and Backpack Techniques; she was also the author, with her husband, John, of Introduction to Rock and Mountain Climbing and Beginner's Guide to Rock and Mountain Climbing.

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