I love cookbooks that provide provocative recipes as well as interesting information. In The Great American Camping Cookbook, Scott Cookman — funny last name for a cookbook author, right? — teaches you how to make cornmeal blueberry biscuits while giving you a history lesson on traditional American camp food. He encourages you to embrace outdoor cooking over an open fire via classic recipes like campfire potatoes, pan-fried trout, and bean soup. He also lists important staples, most forgotten ingredients, and warming cocktail recipes. If you are an avid camper who enjoys cooking, be sure to check out Cookman's book.