Thursday, June 16, 2011

Campfire Cookery - Adventuresome Recipes and Other Curiosities for the Great Outdoors

While roasted marshmallows, franks and beans, and other traditional camping fare can certainly be fun indulgences, get ready to rethink the possibilities of what can be savored over the open flame! In Campfire Cookery (Stewart, Tabori & Chang; June 2011), Sarah Huck and Jaimee Young present more than 100 inventive, delicious recipes along with many activities to be enjoyed while camping under the open sky.

With recipe chapters on everything from breakfast to teatime to main dishes to desserts, Huck and Young demonstrate how every hour is an opportunity to enjoy good food and drink with fireside companions. The book also offers useful information on preparing a well-stocked trunk of provisions, as well as firecrafting, food and forest safety, an herbalist’s field guide, and how to forage for mushrooms, woodland berries, and snails.

Let the day begin with a lavish breakfast of Duck Eggs with Rosemary Salted Potatoes or Bananas Foster Pancakes with tempting Morning Drinky-Poos. After a midafternoon hike, delight in Spiced Currant Cream Scones and Delicate Crushed Almond Macaroons alongside refreshing Gingered Sun Tea. Enjoy predinner socializing with whimsical drinks such as a Firefly, made with sparkling wine, vodka, and pomegranate juice, while nibbling on Flame-Licked Marinated Olives and Spice Market Popcorn.

Dinner becomes an outdoor event with delicious recipes for Pine-Smoked & Maple-Glazed Wild Salmon, Open-Flame Moroccan Merguez & Red Pepper Brochettes, White Bean Stew with Pancetta & Pumpkin, Foil-Roasted Mushrooms with Hazelnuts & Chives, Garlicky Sauteed Dandelion & Wild Spinach, and Cracked Black Pepper Butter Biscuits. And with dessert recipes for Calvados Baked Apples & Pears with Candied Pecans, Wild Blueberry Steamed Pudding, and seven versions of S’mores, the campfire truly becomes not only a blissful escape but a culinary destination.

In addition to recipes, Campfire Cookery features step-by-step instructions for fun activities to enjoy, such as stargazing, tarot card reading, songs, the art of ghost storytelling, shadow puppetry, whittling, and how to tell time by the sun and the stars.

About the Authors:
Sarah Huck and Jaimee Young first met while working as professional cookie decorators at Amy’s Bread in NYC. Now they are both part of the New York Times’ food columnist and cookbook author Melissa Clark’s editorial and recipe team. They’ve acted as recipe testers and developers on many cookbooks, including Daniel Boulud’s Braise and Paula Deen’s The Deen Family Cookbook.

About the Book:
Campfire Cookery: Adventuresome Recipes and Other Curiosities for the Great Outdoors
By Sarah Huck and Jaimee Young, Foreword by Melissa Clark, Photography by Tara Donne
Stewart, Tabori & Chang
Pub Date: June 2011
304 pages, 30 color photographs, hardcover.
U.S. $29.95; CAN $35.95
ISBN: 978-1-58749-907-8

1 comment:

Cefzil said...

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