Gilt-stamped pictorial gray cloth. NY: Forest & Stream, 1893.
First published in 1885 in New York, Canoe and Camp Cookery (by well-known outdoor writer Henry H. Soule) is one of the earliest outdoor cookbooks published. Focused on practical recipes for simple but filling meals, the cookbook has two sections: one for the modern-day version of a backpacker, emphasizing light weight and ease of transportation; and the other for the more settled camper, describing more elaborate meals that can be fixed outdoors. Entries include: The Canoeist’s “Grab Box,” Fish Caught in Muddy Streams, Potatoes and Green Corn, Go Light as Possible, Brown Betty, and General Remarks on Cooking Soups. Soule compiled the majority of the recipes from outdoor enthusiasts of the time: hunters, trappers, and army men, but actually tested each recipe himself during his own outdoor adventures. Browning to endpapers, front free endpaper coming detached, else very good and bright.
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