Feast on the flavors of America’s national parks with more than 70 delicious recipes inspired by their iconic lodges, landscapes, and chefs—including savory dishes, cocktails, and desserts.
Since the world’s first-ever national park—Yellowstone—was established, national parks have fed millions of hungry visitors in their historic dining rooms and restaurants. From Acadia’s famous puffy popovers to Zion’s loaded Navajo tacos, guests have long enjoyed a range of unique regional cuisines, meals made from foraged foods, and gourmet menus whipped up by celebrated chefs, even in the middle of nowhere.
Who can forget that piping-hot platter of Moose Drool–Braised Bison Short Ribs in Yellowstone, or the massive slab of Mile-High Blackberry Ice Cream Pie in Shenandoah? Maybe you keep dreaming about the Huckleberry Margaritas from Grand Teton (and the spectacular sunset that accompanied them on the deck of Jackson Lake Lodge), or you still order the same boysenberry pie from Yosemite that you remember from your childhood. (Pssst... It’s still made the same way as it was more than 60 years ago!)
Now you can re-create and enjoy these legendary recipes at home with The National Parks Cookbook!
Part cookbook and part escapist lifestyle book filled with stunning travel photography and national park history, The National Parks Cookbook features recipes from popular national park destinations in the west, east, north, and south. You’ll find signature dishes from the top 10 national parks in the country, including:
Classics like the Grand Canyon Hiker’s Stew from Phantom Ranch and the Yosemite Firefall Cocktail from The Ahwahnee Bar
Original recipes inspired by park flora and fauna such as Lingonberry Brie en Croute from Denali
Local culinary specialties like Fried Fish and Fungi with Creole Sauce from the Virgin Islands
Take a food-driven tour through the parks and take your taste buds on an adventure with memorable recipes from breakfast to dinner, appetizers to dessert, and everything in between!
About the Author
Linda Ly is the author of The New Camp Cookbook, The Backyard Fire Cookbook, The CSA Cookbook, The No-Waste Vegetable Cookbook, and The National Parks Cookbook and the blogger behind the award-winning gardenbetty.com, a lifestyle site devoted to modern homesteading, green living, and adventure traveling. Nearly two million visitors turn to the blog every year for inspiration, tips, and tricks for eating well and living well, both in their backyards and in the great outdoors. Linda has been featured in national and regional media including Country Living, HGTV, Better Homes & Gardens, and Heritage Radio Network. Her passion for camping and cooking has taken her all over the American West, but she calls Bend, Oregon, home.
Will Taylor's lifelong devotion to photography began in grammar school when he started building 110 kit cameras. His love for that clicking shutter never abated. He is now an award-winning commercial and editorial fashion photographer, shooting magazine covers and celebrities for clients worldwide. Still, Will lives for all types of photography--from nature photography to cookbooks--and focusing on the art behind every shot. When not hiding behind his lens or computer screen, Will enjoys escaping into nature with his wife and friends, searching for that next bluebird powder day, glassy peeling wave, or meandering river.
“Linda has written a love letter to our nation’s wild places, moments shared with loved ones, and the meals we enjoy. This captivating collection decodes the flavors of our national parks with easy-to-follow directions, perfect for the home kitchen.”—Kevin Grange, author of Wild Rescues
“The National Parks Cookbook is more than a taste-from-home exploration of the smells and flavors of your favorite national park lodges . . . It’s filled with recipes for anyone who loves good food.”—Michael Joseph Oswald, author of Your Guide to the National Parks
“I fell in love with each park, one after another, as I read through the recipe descriptions and pored over the beautiful photography. Some were familiar to me, and some I knew little about (but now want to know more!).”—Amelia Mayer, resident of Grand Teton National Park, author of The Easy Camp Cookbook and founder of
“National parks, along with spectacular vistas and amazing wildlife, often carry incredible flavors with them—flavors you find in restaurants and lodges inside the parks. Linda Ly has packaged many of these flavors in her new book, The National Parks Cookbook. While you might not be able to visit your favorite park every year, you can savor its flavors at home with these recipes.”—Kurt Repanshek, editor of National Parks Traveler
"Not only my favorite new cookbook, but also my favorite new book about our national parks!"—Jeremy Puglisi, author of Where Should We Camp Next?: A 50-State Guide to Amazing Campgrounds and Ot