Campfire Cookery Cookbook Giveaway


The publishers of Campfire Cookery were nice enough to send us a copy of Campfire Cookery: Adventuresome Recipes and Other Curiosities for the Great Outdoors
, by Sarah Huck and Jaimee Young, to give away to the GardenFork audience.


The book is full of recipes that you can cook outdoors, either in your backyard or your backwoods campfire. It also includes campfire songs, stargazing, foraging, and other fun stuff to do outside. read our foraging articles here Its more than just a cookbook, its an outdoor adventure how-to.

How to enter the giveaway: Giveaway is closed!

Post a comment on this page, telling us your favorite campfire recipe, tips, or recollection of past campfires. That’s it, you’re entered into the giveaway. You can leave one comment everyday. Each comment is one point. Giveaway ends November 23rd, 2011 at midnight.

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  1. says

    This book sounds amazing. I know my 3 boys would love it.

    I already follow on Titter and will be tweeting this giveaway.

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  2. says

    Looks like a great read! My favorite camping treat is homemade pies in a pie iron. A little butter on two slices of bread go into the maker with homemade canned pie filling in the center. My personal favorite is apple with a little cinnamon sugar dusting to the pie at the end!. I already follow you on twitter and on facebook! Thanks for showing us this wonderful find of a book!

  3. Sandra Langwell says

    Awwwwww I thought you would make it a PDF File and we could download it that way. That would have reached more people and have been more in the holiday spirit of feeding and giving to those who would accept it the best . Thanks Eric Love your GardenFork . But you are the personality thatkeeps it down to earth.

  4. says

    Cool book! One of the best campfire cooking experiences was making beef stew in the Dutch oven. It was overcast and almost drizzly but I documented the whole thing and made a decent Instructable out of it.

  5. says

    So I can make a comment every day? Sweet! My camping experiences have been limited since having 3 kids. But now it is starting again that they are able to take care of themselves now. Looking forward to getting out and camping.

    Food always tastes better when camping. At home, oatmeal is a necessary health evil. Sitting around a fire on a cold morning after just getting up? Oatmeal is the sweet warmth from heaven!

  6. Rebecca R. says

    My favorite is hobo dinner: Tin foil pouch filled with ground beef, onions, chopped carrots and potatoes, and even better with sweet potatoes, prebaked a little at home before the trip and then crisped to perfection in the coals. Perfect drenched in ketchup.

  7. says

    Tip: If you make your campfire on bedrock (we have lots of rock here in Nova Scotia), watch how close you get with bare feet. My baby sister burnt her feet pretty good when she was young because she got too close.

  8. Sarah says

    One of my favorite campfire treats is roasted bananas. Without peeling the banana, cut a slit lengthwise the full length of the banana. Stuff the slit with pieces of Hershey bar and marshmallows. Wrap in aluminum foil and lay in the coals. Turn after a few minutes. I don’t know how long it takes to cook; just be sure the chocolate and marshmallows are melted and banana is getting soft. Eat with a spoon.

  9. Kari says

    I have to agree with the pie irons, but rather than a sweet filling, I like feta and bruschetta. Yum. You should really try it.

  10. Leslie Williams says

    I love making banana smores while camping. So much easier for my daughter to eat and I feel better knowing she’s at least eating some fruit with the chocolate, marshmallows & graham crackers!

  11. Susan says

    I go camping every summer. We always build a fire. I make banana boats. You peal back a banana. Make cuts in the banana. Add small marshmallows and pieces of chocolate. Close up the banana. Wrap in foil. Put it over the fire until the marshmallows melt. Eat! They are delicious!

    This cookbook looks great!

  12. Kari says

    I thought of another favorite campfire goodie. When I was a kid we would take a piece of aluminum foil and rip apart a hamburger patty, add a glob of butter, some carrots, chopped potatoes, salt and pepper. Wrap it in the aluminum and place it in the fire. Very simple, but easy to make a whole pile of them, then everyone gets their own little packet of yummy food.

  13. Tori says

    We love Hobo Dinners. And cooking with Dutch Ovens when camping.
    I hadn’t camped since I was a kid but with my 2 boys in scouts we are starting to camp more.
    Lots of new memories to make.

  14. ColoradoDoug says

    Our family went camping a few years ago at the Grand Tetons. Our camp stove developed a fuel leak, leaving only the Dutch Ovens to cook in. What great meals we prepared. Once you get the knack of it, cooking in a Dutch oven is not much more difficult than cooking in your stove at home. On this trip we prepared roast chicken, beef stew, coffee cake, muffins, bread, spaghetti, tacos (made with homemade tortillas in camp and cooked on the inverted lid of the Dutch oven), fish (caught locally on the lake), pancakes and many other dishes over our the day stay. Our camp neighbors would stop by and watch us prepare our meals. We invited several families to join us to eat.
    When our kitchen at home is packed preparing holiday meals, we break out the Dutch Ovens, grill and camp stove (all used outside) to create additional cook surfaces.
    During the summers, when it is to hot to cook inside, we use the camp stove, grill and Dutch ovens to prepare our meals.
    I find that I can prepare just about everything that I want in my Dutch ovens. Control of the coals is important, a little heat under the oven and the remaining on the top.
    Happy cooking!

  15. says

    I’ve tweeted and facebooked and walked around town with a sandwich sign. OK, the last one isn’t true, but I did do some campfire cooking, sort of, recently. Our last camping trip was up in the UP and we picked up a couple of frozen local chicken pasties _with rutabaga_ of course. We cooked them in the Dutch oven on an aluminum cake pan elevated by local rocks. Very into local. They were delicious and like ColoradoDoug says, DO cooking is pretty easy, not to mention fun.

  16. ♬♥♡ Raven In A Blue Room ♬♥♡ says

    we would just put a hot dog on a stick and hold it in the fire. Fast and efficient

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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  17. ♬♥♡ Raven In A Blue Room ♬♥♡ says

    following you on twitter @left_the_stars

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  18. Rose Curran says

    I have shared on Facebook. The best camp cooking experience I have ever had was In Chillicothe, Ohio back in 96 or 97. I went to the big Easyriders Rodeo. We cooked over an open fire everyday but this one day we rode the bike to a little doughnut shop and met a man there who used to ride but had a horrific accident and caused brain trauma and he could no longer ride. Anyhow he was also a corn farmer. Before leaving he gave us a bag full of his sweet corn. We took it back to the camp area and threw a hunk of beef with onions, carrots and a little water in our CI pot and then before the meal was done we threw the corn over the flames and let it char, and man oh man that was the best meal I had ever cooked over a camp fire.

  19. Tim Lewallen says

    I also like the hobo foil packet style dinner. It is great for camping/cooking with my Scouts. Clean up is easy!

    I am intrigued at the idea of Dutch Oven cooking but I am not keen on taking it hiking.

    Good luck in the contest everyone and thanks Gardenfork!

  20. Kari says

    Okay, one last great campfire treat. Singing apples. Easy as can be and oh so yummy. Take an apple, stick it with a solid stick and hold it over the coals. You want to cook it until the skin is burnt off and the apple is “singing” (hissing, from the inside). Take it off the fire, remove the skin, and roll it in cinnamon sugar, then just let it cool until you don’t think it’ll melt off the top of your mouth. Yum.

  21. Pam says

    I love ot cook apple butter over a fire. And stir until it has boiled down to the consistency I like.I also just love ot make cherry cake over the fire in a dutch oven. It is so easy.I use bisquik and make it like you would for shortcake and then add Cherry pie filling and stir. I put a heavy serving bowl(stoneware) inside the dutch oven. Put charcoal briquetes(SP) underneath I would say around 10-15 and about that many on top. I usally let is that way to bake for about 35-45 minutes. Ir is soooooo good. and practically no clean up Just bowl. My oh my all the recipes shared here. A reall goldmine for the person who loves to cook in cast iron or dutch ovens. Thanks for all the shows here and also the Labs. How I love to see them in each show. Have a great day! For this site has made mine.

  22. says

    I am thinking of the foil dinners we have had to cook perfected during our many years in scouting and necessary due to our recent new england weather between the huricane and the freak snowstorm geez… but a warm foil dinner can always do the trick! Next time, we will have to try that singing apple though… that sounds scrumptious!!!

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