These stories encompass my 32 years of military services along with some personal events. I combine my love of humor, cooking and military services to provide an insight in to how our Nation's service members relax during times of conflict.
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About the Author
Jeffery (Jeff) Camp is a retired military veteran who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan during his 32- year career. Jeff has held numerous leadership positions, not only in the army, but also during his 20-year career with IBM. Jeff retired at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel after commanding the 33rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion and completing the US Army War College with a Masters in Strategic Studies. He earned a Bronze Star during each of his combat deployments.
Jeff learned to cook over the years, at first out of necessity and later out of desire, turning this hobby into his passion. During travels to exotic places, he took cooking classes to learn the local cuisine and incorporates many of the techniques and flavors into his recipes.
Jeff is on the Board of Directors for Paws for Purple Hearts. He currently lives in Abu Dhabi, UAE with his wife Mari-Ann and their two cats.
To learn more about Jeff please visit www.jmcamp.com or for more information on this, his first book IS GOAT BEEF?, go to www.isgoatbeef.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A cookery book with a difference? An army veteran’s diary extracts? I’m not sure exactly where this fits but it’s certainly novel. An informal look at the lighter side of Jeffery M. Camp’s army experiences, with recipes thrown into the mix too. Each recipe included here comes armed with information about why it was chosen as well as a bit of context, for instance the country the author was in at the time he learned it. There are photos too. Mostly of the final cooked products, but a few of his army life to boot. The content of Camp’s book does strike this reader as a pair of unlikely bedfellows, but then again why not write about and combine two things you are passionate about and have experience of? Maybe there should be more difficult-to-shelve books out there! This reader put aside their doubts and enjoyed this book anyway!
What an unusual, innovative book! With poetry, recipes with anecdotal prefaces and self-confessed digressions, this is pretty whimsical and that’s what made me enjoy it. Make no mistake though, the main servings of this book are recipes and military stories, side by side (some somewhat inexplicably). I learned some interesting insights into army life thanks to this book. Jeffery M.Camp writes in a conversational, upbeat way, throwing in snippets of education too, including foreign customs and language, gleaned from his time served overseas. Camp is a retired army officer so the stories are authentic and ‘straight from the horse’s mouth’. He even includes a glossary so you can become familiar with army acronyms and a conversion chart of measurements for the recipes.