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The Wilderness Cookbook


The Wilderness Cookbook

The food you eat when you go wild can disappoint, but this book aims to alleviate that.

The Wilderness Cookbook

The Wilderness Cookbook is packed with mouth-watering options that can be prepared quickly from a limited number of lightweight ingredients on a single stove.

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.

Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or first-time explorer, the food you eat when you go wild can disappoint: dehydrated camping meals crammed with preservatives and colourings. There is another way. The Wilderness Cookbook is packed with mouth-watering options that can be prepared quickly from a limited number of lightweight ingredients on a single stove.

But of course the ‘secret ingredient’ in any special wilderness meal is the landscape around you. Phoebe Smith matches her 50 recipes with specific terrains – riverside, coast, mountains, moorland and woodland – to help you make the most of the resources to hand. Breakfast on Berry Blast Pancakes alongside Afon Gamlan in North Wales, dine on Camping Quesadillas in North Yorkshire’s Robin Hood’s Bay and snack on Whisky Cheese Fondue on Ben Nevis. So grab your ‘Go Bag’ and head off to the wilderness for a culinary adventure.

Phoebe Smith

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The Wilderness Cookbook: woodland

Forage your fungi and whip up this extra-special woodland camping dinner.

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The Wilderness Cookbook: riverside

These fruity treats make the perfect breakfast or brunch after wild camping alongside one of Britain's waterways. 

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The Wilderness Cookbook: mountain

This hearty breakfast is the ideal way to start the day after wild camping on one of Britain's lofty peaks.

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