Beyond Gorp

This backcountry cookbook is nicely presented and contains not only recipes but some interesting stories about the people who contributed them. I read it from cover to cover more like one would read a regular book as opposed to a cookbook.

I tested the recipes in this book to quite an extent and found them to be good. Because the book contains a variety of recipes from different sources there was a great deal of variety. Some of my favorites were the Canyon Crostinis, The Protein Power Muffins and the Trail Happy Salad.

I really was fascinated by the section entitled "Great Food Less Work" which contained stories and insight about everything from one man's experiences eating with locals in Laos to information about Suharee, which is dried bread with a long shelf-life. There is even a chapter dedicated to wild edibles.

The only thing I didn't really like was that the name of the person who submitted the recipe was more prominent than the recipe title.

I would highly recommend adding Beyond Gorp to your collection.

© 2005 Laurie Ann March
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