We are thrilled to present in Camps Australia Wide’s 20-year history, the first Community Cookbook - actually our first ever printed cookbook!
You’ll find quirky recipes in here, some named for the chef, others for the location! Embrace the ethos of camp cooking - noting that some travellers are on the road for months on end and travel with creature comforts.
Microwaves, stovetops, ovens and grills could all be on board - and some with an outdoor kitchen to boot! Others go for a weekend, and camping means basic ingredients only, and basic cooking. Maybe with a BBQ plate and an old fashioned jaffle
iron thrown in. And sticks for marshmallows, of course!
More and more, we’re finding foodies showing off their outdoor cooking, experimenting with their recipes and in love with their Weber, Bushpig and camp oven. I think I’ll buy a blow torch.
The majority of the recipes in this book have few ingredients - perfect for those ‘Mother Hubbard’ moments, or just when you want to travel lightly. We’ve kept it in the style it was sent to us, to keep the authenticity of the contributor. It is mostly
metric, with a few inches left in. It is a ‘bit of this and that’ with some of these - measurements are not always exact. So if it
says a dash or approximately, it is permission to improvise.
Be encouraged to experiment yourself, and perhaps develop variations for you or your family. Try adding some Aussie bush tucker for flavour. We’d love to hear how you go.
We welcome you to our community of travellers across Australia. It is thanks to you, and them, that this unique cookbook was created! In the first place, you told us that a CAMPS cookbook was what you wanted from us. Secondly, that is how the cookbook was created: travellers like yourself, sharing favourite camping recipes.
Tried and true, these recipes are priceless. And so is the backstory of the people who use them. Reading over them has made us smile, and makes us remember our cooking adventures as we travel and eat under the stars - and I am sure they will resonate with you!
Another bonus is hearing about everyone’s favourite camping spots and caravan parks, and “must see and do” recommendations in Australia.