Thursday, September 13, 2007

Retro Book: Camping and Outdoor Cooking

Though we are nearing the end of summer, Texas stays so warm that it is great for summer activities well into October. And what could be more of a summer activity than camping?

People in the fifties were a hardy bunch who enjoyed activities like "foil cooking" and creating picnics just for teens. I think this has something to do with the fact that cable television wasn't around yet, but I digress.

Camping and Outdoor Cooking is one half cookbook, one half lifestyle manual. With recipes for everything from Frog Legs to Dude Corn to Bear Steaks to Fried Squirrel, these people were no strangers to heart disease. The recipes are weird but delightful. Just be warned, there are some images that are not so politically correct.

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