Rating: 5 / 5
Purchased a copy some months ago when it first became available. Love this book. One of the best purchases I've made. Pg. 74. Chicken, Nuts, and Rice. Excellent. So versatile. First, try the recipe just the way it's written. Then experiment. Cashews or substitute peanuts with some Thai seasoning. Sometimes, a Mex (chili powder and cumin - my favorite) or Tex-Mex spice mix. try it with Chinese Five Spice, or other Chinese seasoning to create a small variation of the classic "take-out" chicken with cashew nuts. Personal taste ranges a little further east than China, then try Teriyaki Chicken. i'm thinking of trying Jamaican rice for a Carribean flair (with coconut milk - but this would be a first day on the trail lunch/dinner - being kept as cold as possible in a cozy until prep. time - only because, i'm not sure how long coconut milk keeps). have even tried oregano and italian spice mix, or basil with pine nuts (yeah...i know...italian rice, not pasta? yes. it's called rizotto. anyways, what can i say, i'm NOT the chef the author of the book is). i'm just trying to point out how great this book is. if you want variety, can't eat a particular food, or just want to experiment, this book lends itself to adaptation. that's not to say that, as written, the recipes need work. THEY DON'T. THEY'RE GREAT JUST THE WAY THE AUTHOR WROTE THEM. also, it sure has enough recipes that no experimentation is really necessary. i don't think anyone will get bored with all of the variety of recipes contained therein.
i cook up a bunch and keep it in its O.P. trail bags in the freezer. some i have at home when i'm in a rush - much better than store-bought frozen food!!! (for rapid home consumption, i just put these in standard freezer bags - no need for O.P. ; trail use, then O.P. saks for sale on the BPL website store - great bags).
Great job Bill. you've done uncreative, poor trail-chefs, like myself, a great service. it's easy to see how much effort you've put into this book. like i said, i probably got a first run off the press - good job on the printing and binding.
book exceeds expectations and no complaints/regrets. money very well spent.