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Practical and delicious camp cooking
on 30 May 2011
Absolutely brilliant! I have always been suspicious of so called camping cookbooks as frankly who wants to spend their time faffing about with recipes in basic surroundings, all I ever manage is a burger or sausage in a bap! BUT, I am a convert!! This book is so simple and yet so delicious, the recipes are based around minimum washing up and minimum prep but maximum taste. I never thought I would cook a chicken tagine while camping but it was so easy!! It's all in the pre camp prep, by having a few tins of things like tomatoes or tinned petits pois and a few sachets of herbs and spices, it's a case of fling a few things in a pot and voila!! I read a review if this book that moaned about prepping a camping marinade, if it's too much to splosh a bit if olive oil, squeeze a lemon or two and squash a garlic into a tupperware before you leave then carry on with a diet of burgers! Things like this and the camping glaze (oh so tricky: runny honey and mustard mixed) are the building blocks of some incredibly easy meals! This trip, my first with this book, have produced: chicken tagine, a kind of baba ghanoush, guacamole, big camp chilli, pirate bananas, smothered beans, sweet little peas and toasted tunnocks tea cakes (not a recipe as such, more an idea!) none took more than 5 mins to prep! Next time it will be fish baked in paper and lamb and barley hotpot! I cannot recommend this book highly enough! It's delicious!!!