Campfire Cuisine by Robin Donovan

Campfire Cuisine

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Book Review – Campfire Cuisine by Robin Donovan

Imagine this scenario:

You are going on a camping trip with your family and a few friends. You are responsible for planning all of your family’s meals and snacks. What does your menu look like?

If your shopping list is full of clichéd choices such as hotdogs, canned goods, and marshmallows to put on a stick, perhaps it’s time for a menu makeover!

If so, Robin Donovan is here to help.

In Campfire Cuisine – Gourmet Recipes for the Great Outdoors, Robin teaches you how to take outdoor cooking to a new level!

Robin is an experienced camper who believes in eating well, no matter where you are. Robin believes that “outdoor cooking doesn’t need to be elaborate in order to yield stunning results.” In Campfire Cuisine, she demonstrates that philosophy by providing over 100 tasty recipes with instructions for cooking the recipes outdoors – and tips for making them at home!

Imagine spending a night under the stars, then:

  • Waking up to the sweet aroma of Bananas Foster French Toast or a hearty Veggie Polenta Scramble.
  • Returning from your mid-morning hike where a refreshing Curry Chicken Salad Sandwich and Parmesan Baked Apples await you.
  • Enjoying an evening meal of tasty Coconut Shrimp or Grilled Steak with Five Spice Rub.
  • Ending your day with a bounty of Baked Chocolate Bananas or Rum-Baked Peaches.

Seriously, the dishes in this book sound so scrumptious, you will want to pitch a tent in your own back yard!

But, this book contains more than just a collection of mouth-watering recipes. It’s an indispensable guide to feeding your family in the wild!

  • Robin will help you distinguish between what is essential to take on your trip, and what is really nice to have.
  • She’ll help you choose the right cooking gear for your family, based on your needs.
  • She’ll teach you how to buy and store food for your trip, how to pack your cooler correctly, and how to safely store your food.
  • She’ll even provide you with a shopping list template, a menu planning form and meal plans to help you get started!

Robin says that “Good food, simply prepared, tastes good.Camping Cuisine delivers on that promise!

Aside from the tiny print, I really loved this book.

About Robin Donovan

Robin Donovan
Robin Donovan is a San Francisco based food and travel writer, a book author and blogger, and an avid camper with more than twenty years of experience as a campsite cook.

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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from Quirk Books to review. I was not compensated or required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

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8 Responses to “Campfire Cuisine by Robin Donovan”

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  1. Michele
    Twitter: MikiHope

    I definitely am not into camping out–even if it were in my own backyard (which I do not have)-those recipes sound mighty good and could definitely be made at home in the comfort of my kitchen!

  2. Chris C says:

    oooh, looks awesome!!
    I did not blog much last week AT ALL…was hardly online b.c we were prepping for my son’s bday party this past weekend…so I missed this!

    Wow, looks amazing.

    Thanks so much for sending the link!!

  3. Beth F
    Twitter: BethFishReads

    Too funny. I just saw this — so sorry for not noticing your link sooner. And I just finished writing my own review of this awesome cookbook just this second! Look for it tomorrow. Great review!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Isn’t this a delicious little cookbook? Definitely work checking out, even if you don’t camp!
      Thanks for stopping by – look forward to reading your review too Beth! 🙂

  4. Looks like a good book 🙂


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