The Campout Cookbook

Inspired Recipes for Cooking Around the Fire and Under the Stars
by Marnie Hanel, Jen Stevenson

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“Spells out how to eat well when camping out.”
—The Washington Post
“This is the rare book that considers campfire cookery as a gustatory pursuit.”
Sierra, the National Magazine of the Sierra Club

Forget freeze-dried astronaut meals and bags of stale, store-bought gorp. Finally, here’s a cookbook that complements the magic...
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Published By Artisan

Format Hardback


Number Of Pages 224

Publication Date 05/29/2018

ISBN 9781579657994

Dimensions 6.55 inches x 9.4 inches

“Spells out how to eat well when camping out.”
The Washington Post
“Smart writing and clever hacks make this the most packable book for the glamping of your dreams.”
“For the novice camp cook, or even the first-time camper, the tone ofThe Campout Cookbook will feel like advice from a pair of comforting, if sassy, big sisters. . . . Many of these practical tips may strike even lifelong campers as inspired.”
Santa Fe New Mexican
“If, like me, you’re picky about buying new cookbooks, this one stands out from the crowd. . . . It delivers really good food. Some of it simple, some of it a little more elevated, but all of it perfect for enjoying in a folding chair.”
“These recipes bring culinary swagger to the backcountry. . . . Everything you need to become the next backcountry Iron Chef.”
Portland Monthly
Recipes that take your campfire cooking to Michelin star status. We’re talking skillet pizzas, fire-roasted veggies, and dessert in the form of Dark Chocolate Raspberry Caramel Fire-Ban S’mores. Your tent-mates will think they’re roughing it with Thomas Keller.”
“Resolutely playful, it’s a book loaded with camping hacks and instructions: how to clean a fish, how to make flask cocktails, and 99 ways to use a Thermos. . . . What’s more, many of the abundant recipes – Green Chile and Cheese Cast-iron Cornbread or Brown Butter Toffee Blondies – would be just as appealing back home as they would after a day of hiking. . . .  Make[s] experienced camp cooks and novices alike want to head for the hills.”
—Salem Statesman Journal
“This book makes the often overwhelming task of preparing food on the campsite feel very doable and fun. I adore the illustrations and handy charts.”
“Plenty of practical ‘roughing it’ tips, alongside 100-plus sophisticated takes on campfire fare.”
Modern Farmer

“Who knew camp cuisine could be so elevated, pleasing even the most discerning foodie? . . . Many of the recipes are kid-pleasing and vegetarian-friendly. The colorful guide also includes solid camping tips, tricks, and safety information to make your trip memorable beyond the meals. VERDICT: Camping chefs of any skill level are sure to find something tasty to try in this cookbook.”
—Library Journal
“Clever and charming, Hanel and Stevenson cover it all—their 75 delicious dishes include many make-aheads, from trail snacks and flask fortifications to marvelous morning treats and spectacular suppers ending in more than just the traditional s’mores. The how-tos of setting up your campsite are included, plus a definitive packing list.”

“The authors’ enthusiasm for feasting around a well-made campfire shines in their detailed instructions for assembling the right cooking gear, recipes, and unplugged entertainments. . . . The recipes are still the stars of this book, however. . . . Hanel and Stevenson write with flair and creativity, and their prose translates into action plans for some really fantastic outdoor sleepover parties.”