Today I am celebrating with spicy corn cakes from my first book, Campfire Cuisine. I can hardly believe that this book, my first “baby,” turned seven years old on May 1. And like any parent, I can’t help but wonder where the time has gone. But the coolest part is that to mark the occasion, Quirk Books released a new, upgraded, updated, spiffed up edition of the book. I couldn’t ask for a better birthday present.
I’m really excited about the new edition. Like the first, it looks adorable and is packed full of helpful tips and recipes for incredibly delicious camping cuisine (if I do say so myself). Plus this new edition has a bunch of great new recipes. I’m especially excited about this recipe for Spicy Corn Cakes spiked with red chiles, cilantro, and cheese. It perfectly illustrates the shared genes between Campfire Cuisine and The Lazy Gourmet: It seems special enough to serve for a fancy brunch, but the recipe is so simple it can easily be made at a campsite.