|Pat Mac (left) and Mile Faverman|
Their newest cookbook, Ultimate Camp Cooking is also equal parts comedy and delicious recipes ready for your next camping adventure. Indeed, armed with these recipes, no longer does “roughing it” have to mean sacrificing good food.
This portable, durable cookbook was designed with campers, travelers, and outdoor food enthusiasts in mind. Pat and Mike have also sprinkled in some of their most hilarious stories - be sure to read the one about the elderly man bringing one of their shows to a screeching halt - along with some very handy tips and tricks, including:
- How to plan a camp menu
- Helpful hints for packing the cooler
- Tips for keeping the camp kitchen clean
- Advice for avoiding—and dealing—with bears
Along with sending me a copy of their book, Mike and Pat also graciously answered a few questions of mine through email.
|Italian Spiral Pasta|
A: Prep as much food at home before you leave town, making your trip as easy as possible. Cut, marinade and pre cook if possible leaving more time to visit with friends and family unless you don't like your family then disregard this step.
Q: What are some of the common mistakes camp cookers typically make?
A: Timing all their food to be finished at the same time and people are eating in shifts. Don't be afraid to cover food in tin foil while waiting for the main course to finish. Not planning your meals with your fellow campers and you end up with an odd balance of food dishes in the end, tacos and hash browns don't go together unless your a truck driver. Make a complete list of ALL your ingredients you will need for your trip so you don't find yourself walking from camp to camp asking if anyone has truffle oil. When using your Dutch oven make sure you place your coals around the edge of the lid and the bottom of the oven so you don't burn your recipe.
Q: Tell us something about Mike/Pat that hecklers can use mercilessly.
A: Seeing that Mike and Pat are well seasoned in the art of standup comedy they make it a habit of eating hecklers for breakfast, lunch and dinner and spitting them out. The one thing they like to hear being yelled out is after the show is over, "Is there a limit on how many books I can buy?" they love that one!
Q: What's the worst recipe you've ever tried?
A: Blueberry, Reese's Peanut Butter cake, it didn't taste bad in fact it was really good but it looked like an accident in a diaper.
Q: Describe your perfect camping experience.
A: Cool mornings, warm days with friends who appreciate good food at the lake in McCall Idaho. Dutch ovens cooking all day and the smell carrying across the camp ground creating a buzz with the neighbors.
|Mexican and BBQ Pizzas|
A stand-up comedian for more than 10 years, Mike Faverman has been a staple at the most famous comedy club in the world, the Comedy Store. After 15 years of working for Albertsons, Pat Mac transitioned his skill of making fun of his boss and customers by hitting the road to pursue comedy full time. Mike and Pat currently tour the United States together with Ultimate Camp Cooking, a live-demonstration and DVD cooking series sponsored by five multimillion dollar corporations. Mike lives in Los Angeles, CA, and Pat hails from Boise, ID.
For more information, visit www.ultimatecampcooking.com.