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CAMPING & CAMPERVAN BOOKS
This is the most delicious book out there! RRP £15.00
It is time to drive on past the drive thru! Feast your eyes on the coolest cookbook around! The VW Camper Cookbook is here with VW vans from all over the world on 162 inspirational pages, containing over 80 recipes specially composed for cooking in a camper. With this ultimate guide on your dash you can get gastronomic in the great outdoors in style! The book contains recipes for soups, starters, light bites, lunches, main courses, barbecuing and desserts. We show you how to make it simple with easy to follow recipes that require little preparation. If you can cook it in a campervan you can cook it anywhere!
About the Author
The idea was born over two years ago when professional chef and VW fanatic Steve Rooker and wife Suz Rooker came up with the idea of making a nice VW-cookbook. The pair had already owned over 20 different VW vans at that time and had been well bitten by the bug. I ve always been fascinated by the early Volkswagen buses, probably from the very first time I saw one. It s the laid back freedom vibe that they conjure up combined with something oddly cool about the lines . They decided that a book was called for, with recipes that could be easily prepared in a small VW camper kitchen and cooked on a gas stove or barbeque. Their passion for old Volkswagen vans had already rubbed off to almost all of the other family members, with Suz s brother and father owning VW buses as well as Steve s younger brother. So, talking about Volkswagens was not a new thing around the dinner table. Steve and Suz talked about the idea at a family dinner and it was here that the project really took off. Brother in-law Lelle listened to the idea and liked what he heard. The two Swedes and the Englishman then began work on the book and every family gathering now turned into more brainstorming cookbook sessions. They each contributed to the book in different ways. Steve brought twelve years of cooking knowledge to the team and of course his passion for Volkswagens. Suz brought her business savvy and planning skills to the group and Lelle happened to be an art director wizard with 20 years in the advertising business, not to mention very handy with a camera. The weekends on those two years were mostly filled with cookbook work. We all have full-time jobs and families so we would get together at weekends to work on the book. Steve and Lelle would visit shows and arrange small VW gatherings in order to get photos of cool buses in a camping environment. We travelled to shows in Sweden such as Bug Run and Buss Fest. In the UK we attended Van-Fest and some other smaller shows in 2006 and 2007. We have taken thousands of photos in search of making the book not only a cookbook but also an inspiration for people to really get out there and cook in their campers. We also corresponded with like minded van fans around the world who have made a big contribution to the story. Late in 2007 we realized we had enough quality material to begin the writing/layout stage. The recipes and text took time and getting the food pictures finished became a weekend ritual. The photo editing and graphic production took place in Lelle s office starting in November. After six months of long nights and weekends the book had become a real piece of eye candy.