Top 10 Best Books to Read in Camping & RV Cooking - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Camping & RV Cooking. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. The MeatEater Guide to Wilderness Skills and Survival

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Camping & RV Cooking - August 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An indispensable guide to surviving everything from an extended wilderness exploration to a day-long boat trip, with hard-earned advice from the host of the show MeatEater as seen on Netflix For anyone planning to spend time outside,  The MeatEater Guide to Wilderness Skills and Survival  is the perfect antidote to the sensationalism of the modern survival genre. Informed by the real-life experiences of renowned outdoorsman Steven Rinella, its pages are packed with tried-and-true tips, techniques, and gear recommendations.    Among other skills, readers will learn about old-school navigation and essential satellite tools, how to build a basic first-aid kit and apply tourniquets, and how to effectively purify water using everything from ancient methods to cutting-edge technologies. This essential guide delivers hard-won insights and know-how garnered from Rinella’s own experiences and mistakes and from his trusted crew of expert hunters, anglers, emergency-room doctors, climbers, paddlers, and wilderness guides—with the goal of making any reader feel comfortable and competent while out in the wild.

  • Author: Steven Rinella
  • Publisher: Random House (December 1, 2020)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Outdoor Cooking
  • ISBN: 978-0593129692
  • Dimensions: 6.25 x 1.02 x 9.5 inches


2. The Complete Guide to Hunting, Butchering, and Cooking Wild Game: Volume 1: Big Game

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Camping & RV Cooking - August 2021

A comprehensive big-game hunting guide, perfect for hunters ranging from first-time novices to seasoned experts, with more than 400 full-color photographs, including work by renowned outdoor photographer John Hafner   Steven Rinella was raised in a hunting family and has been pursuing wild game his entire life. In this first-ever complete guide to hunting—from hunting an animal to butchering and cooking it—the host of the popular hunting show MeatEater shares his own expertise with us, and imparts strategies and tactics from many of the most experienced hunters in the United States as well.   This invaluable book includes • recommendations on what equipment you will need—and what you can do without—from clothing to cutlery to camping gear to weapons • basic and advanced hunting strategies, including spot-and-stalk hunting, ambush hunting, still hunting, drive hunting, and backpack hunting • how to effectively use decoys and calling for big game • how to find hunting locations, on both public and private land, and how to locate areas that other hunters aren’t using • how and when to scout hunting locations for maximum effectiveness • basic information on procuring hunting tags, including limited-entry “draw” tags • a species-by-species description of fourteen big-game animals, from their mating rituals and preferred habitats to the best hunting techniques—both firearm and archery—for each species • how to plan and pack for backcountry hunts • instructions on how to break down any big-game animal and transport it from your hunting site • how to butcher your own big-game animals and select the proper cuts for sausages, roasts, and steaks, and how to utilize underappreciated cuts such as ribs and shanks • cooking techniques and recipes, for both outdoor and indoor preparation of wild game

  • Author: Steven Rinella
  • Publisher: Random House; Illustrated edition (August 18, 2015)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking by Ingredient
  • ISBN: 978-0812994063
  • Dimensions: 7.97 x 0.96 x 9.94 inches


3. A Taste of Cowboy: Ranch Recipes and Tales from the Trail

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Camping & RV Cooking - August 2021

Irresistible recipes from pantry ingredients by an authentic cowboy and TV veteran Whether he’s beating Bobby Flay at chicken-fried steak on the Food Network, catering for a barbecue, bar mitzvah, or wedding, or cooking for cowboys in the middle of nowhere, Kent Rollins makes comfort food that satisfies. This gifted cook, TV contestant, and storyteller takes us into his frontier world with simple food anyone can do. A cowboy’s day starts early and ends late. Kent offers labor-saving breakfasts like Egg Bowls with Smoked Cream Sauce. For lunch or dinner, there’s 20-minute Green Pepper Frito Pie, hands-off, four-ingredient Sweet Heat Chopped Barbecue Sandwiches, or mild and smoky Roasted Bean-Stuffed Poblano Peppers. He even parts with his prized recipe for Bread Pudding with Whisky Cream Sauce. (The secret to its lightness? Hamburger buns.) Kent gets creative with ingredients on everyone’s shelves, using lime soda to caramelize Sparkling Taters and balsamic vinegar to coax the sweetness out of Strawberry Pie. With stunning photos of the American West and Kent’s lively tales and poetry, A Taste of Cowboy is a must-have for everyone who loves good, honest food and wants a glimpse of a vanishing way of life.

  • Author: Kent Rollins
  • Publisher: Mariner Books; Illustrated edition (April 7, 2015)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Regional & International
  • ISBN: 978-0544275003
  • Dimensions: 7.94 x 1.11 x 10 inches


4. Michael Symon's Playing with Fire: BBQ and More from the Grill, Smoker, and Fireplace: A Cookbook

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Camping & RV Cooking - August 2021

Cohost of The Chew and celebrated Iron Chef and restaurateur Michael Symon returns to a favorite subject, meat, with his first cookbook focused on barbecue and live-fire grilling, with over 70 recipes inspired by his newest restaurant, Mabel's BBQ, in his hometown of Cleveland. In preparing to open his barbecue restaurant, Mabel's BBQ, Michael Symon enthusiastically sampled smoked meat from across America. The 72 finger-licking, lip-smacking recipes here draw inspiration from his favorites, including dry ribs from Memphis, wet ribs from Nashville, brisket from Texas, pork steak from St. Louis, and burnt ends from Kansas City--to name just a few--as well as the unique and now signature Cleveland-style barbecue he developed to showcase the flavors of his hometown. Michael offers expert guidance on working with different styles of grills and smokers, choosing aromatic woods for smoking, cooking various cuts of meat, and successfully pairing proteins with rubs, sauces, and sides. If you are looking for a new guide to classic American barbecue with the volume turned to high, look no further.

  • Author: Michael Symon
  • Publisher: Clarkson Potter; Illustrated edition (April 3, 2018)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking by Ingredient
  • ISBN: 978-0804186582
  • Dimensions: 7.7 x 1 x 9.7 inches


5. Bushcraft Illustrated: A Visual Guide

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Camping & RV Cooking - August 2021

“An appealing coffee table book.” —The Wall Street Journal From Dave Canterbury—wilderness expert, New York Times bestselling author, and YouTube sensation—comes a fully illustrated guide to everything you need to know to hone your bushcraft, or wilderness survival skills, from types of shelter, to useful tools, to edible plants—and much more! Before you venture into the wilderness, learn exactly what you need to bring and what you need to know with this ultimate outdoor reference guide, by survivalist expert Dave Canterbury. Filled with more than 300 illustrations, Bushcraft Illustrated showcases the necessary tools and skills for an awesome outdoor adventure, including such as: Packs: Learn the different types and how to craft and pack your own. Cordage: Essential knot knowledge for outdoor survival. Firecraft: How to start a fire with a variety of materials. Trapping: Tips for catching small game. Plants: A catalog of edible plants to forage. …And much more! With its many helpful illustrations and detailed, easy-to-follow instructions, this illustrated Bushcraft guide is a must-have for the seasoned outdoor lover and adventure novice alike!

  • Author: Dave Canterbury
  • Publisher: Adams Media; Illustrated edition (May 7, 2019)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Outdoor Cooking
  • ISBN: 978-1507209028
  • Dimensions: 8 x 0.9 x 10 inches


6. Cooking With the Blackstone Outdoor Gas Griddle, A Quick-Start Cookbook: 101 Delicious Recipes, plus Pro Tips & Illustrated Instructions, from Quick-Start Cookbooks! (Grill Recipes)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Camping & RV Cooking - August 2021

Your Blackstone® can do more than you think! Why not take a shortcut and learn “seasoned chef” tips, *unofficial* tricks and workarounds that most people take months to learn through trial and error? This unofficial book from Quick-Start™ Cookbooks is perfect for any owner of a Blackstone Gas Griddle! *** Edition 2 with new recipes! *** Get the most from your Blackstone Outdoor Gas Griddle with this well-researched, independent cookbook and guide from Quick-Start™ Cookbooks! Perfect for first-time users or seasoned chefs. Includes illustrated “how to” instructions, plus 101 of our best recipes written for the Blackstone.  Independent advice on how to use your Blackstone to the fullest! This book will teach you: - How to use the Blackstone to its fullest potential. - What the Blackstone can do (and what it can’t do). - Pro tips, tricks and workarounds used by seasoned Blackstone users and chefs. - How to make the juiciest grilled steak you’ve ever tasted. Bonus illustrations and information include: - What all the buttons and controls are for. - 10-minute “Quick-Start™” (a photo-illustrated step-by-step walk-through of your first recipe). - Pro tips, charts and workarounds to make cooking easy. - Nutritional information for each recipe so you know what you’re eating. 101 delicious recipes featuring: - Main dishes (meats and seafood) - Sandwiches and breads - Vegetables - Sides - Desserts (Scroll up and click on book cover to “LOOK INSIDE” and see full recipe table of contents) OUR SIMPLE, NO-RISK GUARANTEE: Learn how to cook with your Blackstone outdoor griddle like a pro, and enjoy the juiciest and most flavorful meals that your family and friends will love, or we will refund you!  Ready to master your Blackstone like a seasoned chef? Then hit the “Add to Cart” button now! FREE SHIPPING for Amazon Prime members. ABOUT QUICK-START™ COOKBOOKS: Quick-Start™ Cookbooks are independently published and designed to help consumers easily and quickly master new cooking tools and techniques through the use of illustrated “how to” instructions, tips, tricks and workarounds typically known only by seasoned chefs. Each book is beautifully produced, featuring 10 recipe photos, graphics and gorgeous page layouts. Our authors provide independent, streetwise advice and know-how based on research and testing. If you want easy-to-follow instructions and useful recipes that will delight your family for years to come, then Quick-Start Cookbooks are for you! This book is not endorsed or authorized by Blackstone. However, the publisher (Quick-Start Cookbooks) stands behind the content of the book to be fully compatible with the Blackstone. We are fans, and we want you to become one too!

  • Author: Matt Jason
  • Publisher: Independently published (September 4, 2019)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking by Ingredient
  • ISBN: 978-1690954019
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.36 x 9.25 inches


7. Food by Fire: Grilling and BBQ with Derek Wolf of Over the Fire Cooking

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Camping & RV Cooking - August 2021

In Food by Fire , join live fire cooking expert Derek Wolf to discover the secrets to great flavor.   Master the art of starting cooking fires and learn about the best fuel sources . Then tackle a variety of recipes using direct heat and indirect heat , mastering skillets, skewers, and more along the way.   Derek has been researching  global fire-cooking techniques  for the better part of a decade, traveling around the world to learn about dishes like lamb al asador and brick-pressed chicken . He shares it all in this book. If you’re looking to try  cooking on the coals  with herb butter oysters or  picanha  like a Brazilian steakhouse, you’ve come to the right place. Recipes include:  Herb Brush Basted Bone-In Ribeye Leaning Salmon Plank with Lemon Dill Sauce Al Pastor Skewered Tacos Coal Roasted Lobster Tails  Dirty Chipotle NY Strips Spicy Rotisserie Beef Ribs Salt-Baked Red Snapper Charred and Glazed Pineapple On top of all that, you’ll find recipes for killer sides  like Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus, Cowboy-Broiled Cheesy Broccoli, and Charred Brussel Sprouts, as well as unique sauces  like Spicy Cilantro Chimichurri and Maple Bourbon Glaze.  It’s everything you need to cook your next meal by fire.

  • Author: Derek Wolf
  • Publisher: Harvard Common Press (May 25, 2021)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking by Ingredient
  • ISBN: 978-1592339754
  • Dimensions: 9.3 x 0.9 x 9.3 inches


8. How to Grill Everything: Simple Recipes for Great Flame-Cooked Food

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Camping & RV Cooking - August 2021

The ultimate grilling guide and the latest in Mark Bittman’s acclaimed How to Cook Everything series Here’s how to grill absolutely everything—from the perfect steak to cedar-plank salmon to pizza—explained in Mark Bittman’s trademark simple, straightforward style. Featuring 1,000 recipes and variations, plus Bittman’s practical advice on all the grilling basics, this book is an exploration of the grill’s nearly endless possibilities. Recipes cover every part of the meal, including appetizers, seafood, meat and poultry, vegetables (including vegetarian mains), and even desserts. Plenty of quick, high-heat recipes will get dinner on the table in short order (Spanish-Style Garlic Shrimp, Green Chile Cheeseburgers); low and slow “project” recipes (Texas-Style Smoked Brisket, Pulled Pork with Lexington BBQ Sauce) are ideal for leisurely weekend cookouts. You’ll also find unexpected grilled treats like avocado, watermelon, or pound cake, and innovative surprises—like cooking meat loaf or from-scratch Rosemary Olive Oil Bread on the grill—to get the most out of every fire.

  • Author: Mark Bittman
  • Publisher: Mariner Books; Illustrated edition (May 14, 2018)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking by Ingredient
  • ISBN: 978-0544790308
  • Dimensions: 8 x 1.21 x 9 inches


9. Easy Campfire Cooking: 200+ Family Fun Recipes for Cooking Over Coals and In the Flames with a Dutch Oven, Foil Packets, and More! (Fox Chapel Publishing) Recipes for Camping, Scouting, and Bonfires

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Camping & RV Cooking - August 2021

What's not to love about cooking over a fire in the great outdoors? Inside Easy Campfire Cooking you'll find recipes for cooking with: Sticks : Recipes not just for s'mores, but everything from meatballs to eggs Skewers and Kebabs : Recipes include pork, shrimp, vegetables, and even pizza Foil packets : Recipes from potatoes & eggs for breakfast and fajitas for dinner to desserts like pears in caramel sauce Pie irons : Recipes include frittatas, toasties, pies, and turnovers Skillets : Recipes for everything from flapjacks to a pork chop dinner Dutch Ovens : Recipes include soups, stews, chili, and even a one-pot lasagna Grates : Recipes for chicken, burgers, corn, and french fries Whether you are heading out on a camping trip or simply enjoying a backyard bonfire, this book will satisfy your appetite and provide hours of entertainment for the whole family! You'll find many recipes for a variety of fun cooking methods like cooking on a stick, in a foil packet, with a Dutch oven, in a skillet, with a pie iron, and more. Great for scouting groups, Easy Campfire Cooking is filled with tips, campfire safety, and techniques on how to build the perfect cooking fire. From breakfast treats, to hot dogs, to s'mores and more—you'll find recipes the whole family will love. Best of all, cooking over a fire brings together family and friends to enjoy food and fun in a relaxing atmosphere.

  • Author: Peg Couch
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing; First edition (May 1, 2012)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking Methods
  • ISBN: 978-1565237247
  • Dimensions: 7.58 x 0.35 x 9 inches


10. The New Camp Cookbook: Gourmet Grub for Campers, Road Trippers, and Adventurers

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Camping & RV Cooking - August 2021

⭐ An Amazon Editors' Pick for "Best Cookbook of the Month" ⭐ Named "Best Cookbook of the Year" by PureWow ⭐ As seen in Time Magazine, Outside Magazine, Food & Wine, and Food52 There's nothing quite like waking up in the woods and making breakfast in the open air, or gathering with friends around a fire after a long day of hiking. Good food makes for great camping! The two can and should go hand in hand, and the recipes and tips in this book will guide you along the way. This is a book for day trippers, adventurers, campers, and anyone who enjoys cooking outdoors. You'll find organizational advice and cooking techniques, from planning your meals, packing a cooler, and stocking a camp pantry to building a fire, grilling in foil packs, and maintaining heat in a dutch oven. The recipes are presented by meal: breakfast, lunch, snacks, sweets, and all-out feasts. You can choose your own adventure for each occasion, with recipes as easy as Mexican Street Corn Salad and Tin Foil Seafood Boil to more involved dishes like Korean Flank Steak with Sriracha-Pickled Cucumbers and Dutch Oven Deep-Dish Soppressata and Fennel Pizza . All recipes use a standard set of cookware to streamline your cooking in camp, and are marked with icons to help you quickly find a suitable recipe for your cooking style. Whether you're an aspiring camp chef or a seasoned Scout, you'll find plenty of inspiration in these pages for getting outside and eating well under the open sky.

  • Author: Linda Ly
  • Publisher: Voyageur Press; Illustrated edition (July 1, 2017)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Outdoor Cooking
  • ISBN: 978-0760352014
  • Dimensions: 9.38 x 1 x 9.38 inches