SOURCE: Firefly Books Ltd.

Firefly Books Ltd.

April 23, 2013 16:35 ET

Easy, Lightweight, High-Energy, Gourmet Recipes for Hikers, Day-Trippers, Canoeists and Wilderness Campers

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - April 23, 2013) -  Canoe enthusiast Kevin Callan has led hundreds of outdoor expeditions at all times of the year and in every type of weather for more than 25 years. Margaret Howard has been a food and nutrition consultant for just as long, with numerous cookbooks to her credit.

In this unique partnership, Callan and Howard have created 100 delicious and healthy recipes in The New Trailside Cookbook: 100 Delicious Recipes for the Camp Chef (April 2013, $19.95 paperback). Packed with easy, nutritious, high-energy recipes, The New Trailside Cookbook produces satisfying gourmet fireside meals for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels.

This comprehensive book covers everything from making great camp coffee and variations of "GORP" (good old raisins and peanuts) to foraging for wild edibles and living off the land. In addition to recipes, there is useful camping advice, menu planning and nutrition information.

There are recipe chapters for Breakfasts, Midday Meals, Quick Pickups, Dinners, Desserts, Mixed Drinks plus chapters on:

  • Dehydrating food
  • Shopping & packing
  • Camp stoves
  • Cold weather camping
  • Weekend gourmet
  • Living off the land.

A complete planner shows the prep work to be done at home, how to set up at camp, serving suggestions, cooking times, using leftovers, and much more. The 7-day menu plan is particularly useful for an extended trip.

Sidebars provide a wealth of additional and practical information, such as:

  • Handling a Bear Encounter
  • Smoke Charmer
  • Cooking in High Elevations
  • Stove Storage
  • How Much Fuel (to) Bring Along?
  • Safe Ax Handling
  • Top-Rated Boxed Wines, and so much more.

Written in a friendly style, packed with information and in a handy, pocket size, The New Trailside Cookbook is useful for expedition canoeists, day trippers, hikers and weekend campers. Anyone on a road trip or packing a lunch or picnic will find lots of delicious choices that are as easy to make as they are to take along.

Kayakers, canoe trippers, and interior and wilderness campers will particularly enjoy the fail-proof recipes for fresh meals, such as Herb-Stuffed Grilled Fish or Slow-Cooked Pulled Pork and for a sweet ending, Roasted Rhubarb with Honey and Rosemary or Mocha Mousse Cake, finishing, of course, with delicious camp, or Irish, coffee.

Kevin Callan's wilderness skills and Margaret Howard's culinary talent combine to make The New Trailside Cookbook a very satisfying cookbook for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages, skill levels and outdoor destinations.

About the authors:

Kevin Callan is the author of 15 books including The Happy Camper and Wilderness Pleasures. He is a camping and canoe enthusiast, a magazine columnist, a frequent guest on radio and television, and speaks at key canoe events across North America. See

Margaret Howard is a registered dietitian and a food and nutrition consultant. She is the author, with Ellie Topp, most recently of Preserving Made Easy and The Complete Book of Small-Batch Preserving.

Title: The New Trailside Cookbook: 100 Delicious Recipes for the Camp Chef

Author: Kevin Callan and Margaret Howard

Pub date: April 2013

Format: paperback

Price: $19.95


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Firefly Books Ltd., established in 1977, is a North American publisher of non-fiction and distributor of non-fiction and children's books. Firefly's goal is to bring readers beautifully produced books written by experts at reasonable prices.

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