"An excellent planning guide, worthy of regular consultationand filled with family-friendly dishes that are quick and easy to reproduce atthe campfire. Plan camping meals in advance, then tote the ebook to campfire ona Kindle to refer to during cooking: it's that easy." - Midwest Book Review
"For delicious cooking tips (and humorous wording) check outthe well reviewed The Real Family Camping Cookbook by Maggie da Silva. It isfilled with over 150 family-tested camping recipes and musings that are sure toplease the palate and funny bone of both little and big campers." - The Times-Picayune
"This fun $3.99 ebook is a must-have. The recipes willsustain you, the advice will guide you and, written in Maggie's silly voice,the writing will entertain you. That sounds like a camping essential to me! -OneHungryMama.com
"A must-have for families considering a camping trip thissummer. From first-time campers (especially) to seasoned veterans, there arerecipes in this book that will please everyone in the family. My favorite partof the book is reading recipes that I never (in a million years) would havedreamt up but that make perfect sense when camping!" - The Blended Family Blog
From the Author
This book grew out of our food experiments on family camping trips over the years - I was always trying out new foods on the kids and then fixing up the recipes back at home for the next time. Eventually, I started to put together actual meal plans before we went camping. This resulted in us eating a much wider variety of foods - including the occasional fruit and vegetable - and it also helped me to plan for our favorites, like Monkey Bread and Ice Cream in a Can.
The best part of camping is sitting around the campfire with your family and friends - that's what camping's all about. If you're like me, you want to spend your valuable time doing that, not beating egg whites and kneading bread. So when we camp we make food that's delicious, but also fast and easy to cook (and fast and easy to clean up, too).
According to our camping bible, Smokey Bear's Camping Book (Goldencraft, 1976), all styles of camping are appropriate, from hiking in with only freeze-dried foods and a tarp to parking a 40-foot long RV with all the comforts of home. We like to car camp - we stuff everything we can fit into the car and chug to the nearest state park, where we unpack, set up our tent and enjoy the great outdoors - with access to bathrooms, showers and sometimes, swimming pools.
Cooking at the campsite is part Little House on the Prairie and part science experiment. Mostly it's about having fun--which means dishing up the old favorites and trying out new things. I hope this book adds to the fun.
Maggie da Silva
Postscript for the 3rd Edition: I'm so excited about the 3rd Edition! We took your suggestions and added a bunch of new recipes - especially vegetarian recipes - and a slew of new photos as well. Thanks for the feedback and please stay in touch - we want to know what's cooking at the campsite! - Maggie