in the wild cookbook

In The Wild Chef

By: Stephen Weston

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  • Tired of hot dogs and burnt hamburgers on a camping trip? Well search no further! The original In The Wild Chef, Stephen Weston,shows even the "noobie" camper how to cook like a three-star chef. With tastes from around the world, and recipes that are delicious and easy to carry, In The Wild Chef is a must-have for anyone who loves great food while In The Wild.
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In The Wild Chef

By: Stephen Weston

Many a hungry backpacker has arrived at camp to the dismal sight of an over-priced, freeze-dried meal..... and resolved immediately with intense conviction that the menu must be improved.

The outdoor experience provides a myriad of different satisfactions for participants, but there is a constant for us. If we are going to stay some duration in the wilderness, we must pack food with us (unless your friends will tolerate the sight of a llama's backside all the way up the trail) that means, your food is on your back. And so the great debate is born. How much weight should we be willing to pack to enrich our high-elevation cuisine? Has any subject been hashed out more than this one over the ol' campfire?

The weight vs. taste argument is one old and worthy. Multi- day backpacking circumstances demand that people reasonably determine whether he or she shall either consume dehydrated muck, or pay dearly through the quads, hamstrings, calves, etc., in order to dine well in the mountains. The author is among those of us who found himself at this same perplexing crossroads only to discover and admit that he is simply a prisoner to his very distinguished taste buds. This crossroad became the embarking of his odyssey of research and experimentation toward the medium between weight and flavor.

Some damaged cartilage and a few backpacks later, Stephen Weston has been successful in finding a number of combinations that explode with flavor and they won't herniate you carrying to camp. (so successful, that some big name brands have paid him to come along on back-country ski filming excursions as a cook) His passion for simultaneously bagging peaks and eating like royalty outruns his logical ability to settle for one or the other- and our palates can be the beneficiaries of his efforts.

Friends and I have welcomed the sight of recipes prepared by the author on a snowy, windy slope or two. Especially that salmon dish! Weston has provided something wholesome to the people around him, and that's all any of us can try for. Eat well and climb high.

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  • Alpine Lake Pasta
  • Amy's Backpacking Cinnamon Rolls
  • Apple-lachion Brown Betty
  • Babi Ketjap
  • Backpacking Biscuits
  • Bacon and Cheese Pasta
  • Barbara's Tortilla Soup
  • Beef Curry Noodle Bowl
  • Beef Stroganoff
  • Bella's Beefy Noodle Bowl
  • Biddle's Backpacking Bars
  • Big Dan's Spicy Hummus
  • Biscuits and Gravy
  • Bliny (Russian Pancakes)and Filling
  • Bogus Basin Bakers
  • Boise Chowder
  • Boy Scout Pizza Rice
  • Breakfast Quinoa
  • Breakfast Scramble
  • Bryan's Healthy Turtles
  • Buckaroo Casserole
  • Buffalo Chicken Wraps
  • Cafe Grafenwhor Mint Coffee
  • Camp Onion Rings
  • Camp Tiramisu
  • Campfire Popcorn
  • Campout Quickie Pasta
  • Cappuccino Bars
  • Carne Asada with Sherrie's Cilantro Lime Rice
  • Cashew Rice Curry
  • Cervidae Finger Steaks
  • Cheesy Bacon Mashers
  • Chelsea'sChicken and Dumplings
  • Chicken & Stuffing
  • Chicken Alfredo
  • Chicken Poppers
  • Chicken Quinoa
  • Chicken Tetrazzini
  • Chocolate French Toast
  • Chocolate Mangos & Ginger
  • Citrus Grilled Fish
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  • Cole's Chicken Fajitas
  • Corny Cakes
  • Couscous and Chicken
  • Crab Chowder
  • Creamy Rosa Chicken Pasta
  • Curried Rice
  • Curried Salmon Pilaf
  • Dad's Cioppino
  • Damien's Chili Salmon Taters
  • Deano's Fried Apples
  • Denali Salmon Quesadillas with Chipotle
  • Double Cheese Taters
  • Dried Beef Chowder
  • Easy, Cheesy Southern Jambalaya
  • Fadgen's French Onion Noodle Bowl
  • Franklin's Alpine Fish Fry
  • Fried Camp Pies
  • Fry Bread
  • George's Clam Chowder
  • Ginger Lemon Chicken
  • Gordy's Gorp Balls
  • Grand Canyon Coleslaw
  • Grilled Onion Blossom
  • Grilled Peaches
  • Grilled Pepper Provolone Flatbread Pizza
  • Ham and Cheese Macaroni
  • Ham and Pea Ramen
  • Herbed Tomato Rice
  • Hot Chocolate Banana Smoothie
  • Hyndman Cheesy Baco-Spuds
  • Island Shrimp Rice
  • Johnny VooDoo Brownies
  • King Ludd's Phad Thai
  • Kumbu French Toast
  • Lampedusa Basil Parmesan Orzo
  • Lemon Tuna Spaghetti
  • Lentil Soft Tacos
  • Lisa's Last Minute Pizza
  • Margie's Mountain Granola
  • Margo's Ratatouille
  • Mayonnaise
  • Mel's Bow Tie Pasta
  • Momo's Mexican Chicken and Rice
  • Mt Borah Baggie Omelet
  • Mushroom Soup Meatballs
  • Nawlin's Black Beans
  • Owyhee Spam & Eggs
  • Pancake Toast
  • Papas Fritas Con Rajas
  • Pettit Lake Backpacker Pizza
  • Pilau Rice
  • Pizza Biscuits
  • Potato Pancakes
  • Ramen and Summer Sausage
  • Ramen Pot Pie
  • Red Bean Stew
  • Rocky Road Pudding
  • Russian Tea
  • Salsa Chicken
  • Sassy's Sweet and Sour Chicken
  • Sausage Ragu Penne Pasta
  • Sawtooth Sean Survival Cookies
  • Sesame Orange Chicken
  • SEVEN SUMMITS
  • Shrimp Sesame Noodles
  • Slader
  • Smoked Salmon Chowder
  • Spaghetti Carbonara
  • Spaghetti Olio (Aglio E Olio)
  • Spicy Cheesy Beans and Rice
  • Spicy Meatball Burritos
  • Spicy Tuna Linguine
  • Splattski Salmon Pesto Pasta
  • Split Pea & Bacon Soup
  • Super Dave Donuts
  • T Mo Caramel Apple
  • Tanner's Spam Fried Rice
  • Tejano Medley
  • Teriyaki Chicken
  • Thai Chicken Rice
  • The Liter Backpack Burrito
  • The Extraordinary Bagel Sandwich
  • Toasted Almond Rice & Chicken
  • Tomato Tortellini
  • Trail Pancakes
  • Trailhead Tortilla Ramen
  • Tsampa
  • Tuna Melt Wraps
  • Tuna Spaghetti
  • Tuna Wraps
  • Tuscan Stew (Sausage Zuppa)
  • Vegetarian Chipotle Chili
  • White Bean Chicken Chili
  • Wild Jalapeno Mushroom Salmon with Rice