It's time to brandish your spork and take a stand against dismal camp fare.
Bike. Camp. Cook. is the one-of-a-kind cookbook that will teach you everything you need to know to cook and eat amazing food on your bike tour.
Inside you'll learn:
● How to choose the gear that will make cooking and cleaning easy. No more burned-on messes.
● How to set up your pedal-powered pantry so you'll be able to turn any mini-market find into something tasty.
● How to comfortably live without a fridge or oven, so you'll hardly miss your amenities.
● How to know which foods to buy, and how in the world to fit them in your panniers!
● How to make a wicked good camp supper to cap off a great cycling day, even if you don't know how to cook.
Plus 50 recipes for the road!
Includes 50 recipes for the road.
Your tastebuds deserve better than instant mashed potatoes.
Think: peanut noodles, chocolate fudge oat cookies, cheesy garlic pasta, zucchini feta fritters...
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Slips easily in a pannier or handlebar bag: 5.75" x 8" x .75" (14.6cm x 20.3cm x 1.9cm)
Lightweight for easy carrying: 17 ounces (480 grams)
Lies flat so you don't have to monkey with it while cooking.
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Not a cook? No problem. I'll show you everything you need to know.
Bike. Camp. Cook. includes step-by-step photos, carefully-crafted instructions, and cooking basics for beginners.
Wondering if the cookbook is right for you? Let's break it down.
01 You're vegetarian.
Because of the whole traveling-without-a-refrigerator thing, most of the recipes don't have meat in them. There are only 4 recipes in the book (out of 50) that are meat- or fish-based. In addition to those, there's a handful of recipes that call for bouillon cubes. While I always use chicken flavor, you could absolutely use vegetable instead.
02 You're vegan.
Out of 50 recipes, 17 are vegan, and about 8 more could easily be made vegan with a little tweaking (sugar for honey, oil for butter, etc.). Regardless of recipes, the entire first half of the book is a how-to section that applies to all long-distance cycle tourists, no matter their food preferences.
03 You're gluten-free.
While I do not specifically address gluten-free needs in this cookbook, many of my recipes can easily be tweaked to be gluten-free. But beyond the recipes, my goal is to provide as many ideas as possible that you can take and run with in your own particular way. The entire first half of the book is a how-to section that applies to all long-distance cycle tourists, no matter their food preferences.
04 You're traveling solo.
Awesome! Bike. Camp. Cook. is based on my own experience as one member of a dynamic duo; that said, you'll find loads of value in this cookbook. Most of the techniques, lessons, and recipes can apply to solo travelers, and as for the rest, I encourage you to pare them down and adapt them to suit your own unique style and available pannier space.
And psssst, I'll let you in on a little secret: there's no better way to make friends at camp than to share with them the best homemade food in the joint. Here's what solo world cyclist, Dosh D, has to say about making the stir fry recipe in my cookbook:
"As the light was fading and I was about halfway through making my evening meal, a young cyclist pulled in on his own. He turned out to be a compatriot cycling the same direction as me. I’d made my usual full pot, so there was ample stir-fry for two. I think I said something like:
"I suppose this is a stupid question, but are you hungry? Would you like some stir-fry?” The ravenous young chap didn’t need any persuasion. As I made the last touches to the dish he said “that looks really fancy” or some words to that effect. I later learned that he was the pot-noodle and bread-and-jam variety of cycle tourist. His taste buds seemed to bleed with delight as he tucked in to his portion and he marvelled at what magical artistry could have produced such fine fare with a single pot and a camp stove. I explained, in all honesty, that it was actually a really simple and easy to make meal. We cycled together for a few days after that. I’d like to think it was as more for my company than my cooking, but I think the latter might have played a large part too."
05 You've got a lightweight bikepacking setup.
Though the cookbook was written with traditional cycle tourists in mind, there are loads of recipes and ideas you can tailor to your minimalist touring style.
Thank you so much for giving me the tools to cut out my usual trial and error method. I'm heading out for 8 weeks this summer with my 7 & 3 year old and we do a lot of impromptu cooking. This year will be much better than last summer!