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The Real Family Camping Cookbook
     

The Real Family Camping Cookbook

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by Maggie da Silva
 
The “bible” for family camping cooking, this cookbook contains 157 family-tested recipes accompanied by hundreds of variations, observations, tips and quotations. The Real Family Camping Cookbook is an essential item for every family’s camping trip packing list. Developed and perfected through the author’s personal experiences camping with

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The “bible” for family camping cooking, this cookbook contains 157 family-tested recipes accompanied by hundreds of variations, observations, tips and quotations. The Real Family Camping Cookbook is an essential item for every family’s camping trip packing list. Developed and perfected through the author’s personal experiences camping with her own family, The Real Family Camping Cookbook combines the camping classics with a wealth of surprising new ideas to put the fun and adventure of camping into every meal. The recipes are easy to follow, menus and meal planning make trip-shopping simple… and the accompanying quotations and quips on every page only add to the enjoyment of this wonderful book. The Real Family Camping Cookbook guarantees fun and delicious campfire meals that kids will ask for every time… and remember all their lives.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012465276
Publisher:
CAC Digital Arts, LLC
Publication date:
05/08/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
419,203
File size:
503 KB

Meet the Author

Maggie da Silva is Editor-In-Chief of Gooch! Magazine, which she founded in 1997. She is also the author of five children’s books in the Nature’s Children series published by Grolier Educational.

Da Silva blogs about camping on http://realfamilycamping.blogspot.com and you can follow her at http://twitter.com/#!/familycampers.

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Real Family Camping Cookbook 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Yvonne Levesque More than 1 year ago
It's great to have all this knowledge in one nicely written book.
skatediva More than 1 year ago
Da Silva's ecookbook for family camping is not only practical and filled with fun recipes, but entertaining too! Some of the recipes have intriguing titles: Egg in an Orange, Wormy Apple, Glop. There is also abundant helpful advice: Don't use a real worm (Wormy Apple), allow for your first pancake to be a dud (Apple Pancakes), and cool the make-at-home granola before packing or it will be one big chunk. Who can resist making a grilled cheese sandwich "even more thrilling" by adding curry powder? I was so pleased to encounter this simple recipe, because I have long been in the habit of adding curry powder to so many things - scrambled eggs, tuna salad - yet it has never occurred to me before to add it to grilled cheese. Mmm! There are recipes for every taste and every level of expertise. A few call for store-bought biscuit dough, for instance; and one requires two cups of ketchup. Then there are the more challenging recipes-in which the cook must clean, gut, and scale a whole fish before starting to prepare the meal; and those that will certainly appeal to the gourmet palate-linguine with clam sauce, oxtail stew ("for the grownups"), roasted vegetables (ditto), and grilled asparagus. And, in case you need a "reason" to eat stuffing, several recipes can provide one. Each recipe is garnished with a literary quote ranging from A.A. Milne to J.R.R. Tolkien. It's like having a bibliography to download and bring along on your camping trip as well! Check out da Silva's blog, too, for more tips about what to pack and how.
Solotaire63 More than 1 year ago
I haven't been camping in years but I since I decided to try it out again this summer I'm so gladvi found this book. Looking through it reminded me of some of my old favorites and I saw some things I am looking forward to trying out. The recipes are clear and easy to understand and make the idea of cooking outdoors seem healthy, fun, and easy. Now it won't just be baked bean and hotdogs every night.
NWestMoss More than 1 year ago
"Like licking the floor of heaven" The first thing I do when I pick up a new book, is read through the table of contents. This book had me in its grasp immediately. The names of the dishes alone should make yo want the book: Eggs in a Baggie, Eggs Mc(Insert Your Family Name Here), Wormy Apple, Grilled Peanut Butter, Glop and Ice Cream in a Can are just a few that made me want to build a fire my back yard and get cooking. The book is like the best kind of kids' movie. It is playful, fun and hilarious, but has plenty in it for adults. I imagine having a great meal of "Spider Dogs" and then, when the kids are asleep, chewing over some of the many quotes from the likes of George Bernard Shaw and Oscar Wilde, who wrote, "I have met many hard-boiled eggs in my time, but you're twenty minutes." Ha! In addition to all of the fun, there's real practical help here too. For instance, the fact that it can be brought along electronically is fabulous (although I imagine there will be egg-y fingerprints to wipe off when I get home). The meal plans in the back (with snacks) mean that I can make my shopping list and not be totally stumped when I get to wherever we're camping. The best thing about this book, though, is that it feels like a friend has typed up all of her family's favorite recipes and sent them just to you. There is no fussiness, no showing off about making meringues over a double-boiler. These recipes are real, for real people at real camping grounds. DaSilva writes in one recipe to add some shredded cheese "or little pieces of cream cheese." Yay! No more shame at substituting what's on hand. Make if fun, make it yummy, and do it with whatever you can get your hands on. As DaSilva wrote about her recipe for Biscuits, Eggs and Gravy, it's like "licking the floor of heaven." I'm on my way.
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