The Forest Feast Road Trip: Simple Vegetarian Recipes Inspired by My Travels through California
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Simple vegetarian recipes for families on vacation, aimed at pleasing both kids and parents without a lot of fuss.
In search of adventure and culinary inspiration, New York Times bestselling author and California native Erin Gleeson piled her family into their SUV and set off on a trip of over 2,500 miles to explore her home state.
Something of a travelogue, The Forest Feast Road Trip offers insight for vacationers who seek to eat well while on the road. What do you cook when you are traveling slowly, with kids, staying in places with kitchens that are unfamiliar to you?
The vibrant bounty of California farmers' markets Gleeson and her family enjoyed comes through with each fruit-and-veggie-laden chapter—drinks, salads, sides, breakfast, mains, and sweets—but most ingredients can be found easily in any grocery store. And the informal quality of Gleeson's cooking is made clear in her distinctively formatted recipes, in which handwritten and typed text is overlaid on photographs.
Gleeson's recipes are perfectly minimalist where it matters for vacationers: ingredient lists, prep and cook steps, and equipment required. She closes with an index of her favorite stops along their route, and some helpful packing tips—including an excellent reminder to bring a good knife to supplement your rental kitchen and allow yourself to enjoy the cooking process.
Hardcover. Color photographs throughout.