Thursday, January 31, 2008

A Fork in the Trail

I've really been looking forward to my upcoming trip to the South Island, and all of the great trails we'll be walking. But one of the things I was not looking forward to was eating the same bloody dinners over and over again along the way.

So I started digging through the new cookbook by fellow Canadian Laurie Ann March, called "A Fork in the Trail". Laurie has put together a back country cookbook that covers everything from breakfast to dessert, with lots of fodder for the dehydrator. The recipes are easy to follow, and there are lots of great tips too.

Laurie aslo offers an online "Wilderness Cooking" course, in case you haven't had much experience making food for or in the back country. And if that isn't enough, she manages the "Outdoor Adventure Canada" website.

Anyway, so far I've been focusing on vegetarian stuff (I can't quite get over my fear of dehydrated meat) and the results are delicious. Lentil soup, black bean dip, and dal, have all been tasty and dehydrated well.

So if you're looking for some new food ideas for your wilderness adventures, check it out. Available on Amazon.

Goodbye cans of tuna, hello tasty curries!

2 comments:

Frank and Sue said...

Noticed you are worried about dehydrating meat. We have been doing it for a while now with great success.
Our most successful would be drying curries we have bought as take aways. We cut up the cooked meat (usually chicken) , quite finely and then dry it. We posted about it here http://frankinoz.blogspot.com/2007/11/hiking-food-drying-curry.html

Have a go, you will NOT regret it!

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