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Outback Cooking in the Camp Oven - Jack & Reg Absalom Used hardcover recipe book

Outback Cooking in the Camp Oven - Jack & Reg Absalom  Used hardcover recipe book

Outback Cooking in the Camp Oven - Jack & Reg Absalom Used hardcover recipe book



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Used hardcover book with dustjacket in good condition, 110 pages, photography by Jocelyn Burt.

There is an old bushman's joke about how to cook a cockatoo. Catch your cockatoo, boil it with two stones and when the stones are soft, your bird is ready. Jack and Reg Absalom, two seasoned bush cooks, explore with some wit the possibilities to create intriguing and often appetising dishes with the unusual ingredients found in the outback - goat, kangaroo, quandongs (wild peaches) are a few of the resources transformed into dishes eaten with great gusto in the bush. This book offers many delightful and amusing cooking ideas for the increasing numbers of intrepid campers wishing to do things the true bush way. Includes excellent information on choosing and using a camp oven, and some very funny bush stories.

Chapters include

  • Soups
  • Starters
  • Quick Meals
  • Fish
  • Meat
  • Curries
  • Poultry and Game
  • Cooking in foil
  • Vegetables as side dishes
  • Sauces and Gravies
  • Desserts
  • Pastries
  • Cakes and Biscuits
  • Dumplings, Scones and Bread
  • Batters
  • Yeasts
  • Pickles, Chutneys and Brines

All measurements are in metric, metric cup & spoon and imperial.

About the authors

Jack Absalom, an Australian artist and adventurer, was born in 1927. He was one of the members of the Brushmen of the Bush, a painting group of five artists who got together in Broken Hill, New South Wales in 1973.It was active until 1989. The other members of the group were Pro Hart, Eric Minchin, John Pickup and Hugh Schulz. Jack has had a wide range of jobs, from mining opals, working as an engineering blacksmith, to running a cake shop and catering business. He also had a popular TV series, Absalom's Outback. He is the author of several books including Safe Outback Travel, Jack Absalom's Barbecue Cookbook and several painting books

Reg Absalom was Jack's uncle. He was raised in the outback and worked for many years cooking on outback stations. He was an expert with the camp oven and many of the recipes in this book were his own creations.

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Outback Cooking in the Camp Oven by Jack and Reg Absalom

Please Note: This is a used book.

The copy you receive will be in good condition or better, however it may have cover creasing, a previous owner's name or minimal writing inside, and there may be some marks to some of the pages. Because, let's face it, that's what happens when a cookbook is used. It will have all its pages. If you need to know more about the copy you are purchasing, please contact me via the Contact button at the top right corner of this page.


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