You need this book the next time you go glamping

“Camp Sunset” is the name of a new book from the editors of Sunset magazine that is focused on modern camp cooking.

“Camp Sunset” is the name of a new book from the editors of Sunset magazine that is focused on modern camp cooking.

Everyone else in America camps during the summer, but campers here know that fall, winter and spring are the best times for pitching a tent and sleeping outside in Texas.

Earlier this year, Sunset magazine published one of the nicer camping cookbooks I’ve seen. My own camp cooking has devolved over the years because I enjoy not having to clean up much after making food in the woods. But the recipes and dish ideas in “Camp Sunset: A Modern Camper’s Guide to the Great Outdoors” (Oxmoor House, $24.95) might just change my mind.

The book is a thorough guide to the tools and supplies you’ll need in a good kitchen box, details to keep in mind if you’re camping on a beach or in a desert, how to look at the different kinds of campsites that are out there through the eyes of a cook and some of their favorite parks around the country.

Dishes include trout with browned butter and capers, a paella-inspired chicken and rice dish and one-pan mac and cheese, and they all include pre-trip preparation and campsite-tailored instructions.


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