Gorp, Glop and Glue Stew: Favorite Foods from 165 Outdoor Experts by Yvonne Prater and Ruth Dyar Mendenhall

Rating: 5 Stars
Genre: Genre: Cookbook for hikers
ISBN-10: 0898860172
ISBN-13: 978-0898860177
Prent length: 204 pages

Gorp, Glop and Glue Stew: Favorite Foods from 165 Outdoor Experts is a comprehensive compilation of recipes that can be prepared ahead of time or cooked on the camp stove. For the backpackers, there are recipes for breads, bars, cookies and cakes; fruit and candy; granolas and gorps; and jerky, pemmican, and toast. For the camp-cooked meals there are glops, hooshes, stews, and soups; frying pan foods and one-burner baking; beverages, salads, and snacks; and perishable main dishes. For the truly outdoorsy types, the section on wild food feasting includes wild plants, varmints (mouse soup) and fish and game. The last section Better Food, Less Work includes recipes with comical names such as mushing along, raison d’eats, and chemical experience.

This book is more than a collection of recipes. There are short bios and quotes from each of the 165 outdoor experts who contributed a recipe. There is advice and lots of humor. I enjoyed reading the book more than trying out all the recipes. I hope you will enjoy both.