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Recipes From The Road Cookbook by The Cooking Ladies



The Cooking Ladies’ Recipes from the Road is not just another cookbook.

In 1978, best friends Phyllis Hinz and Lamont Mackay set out in a Volkswagon van to begin a nine-month culinary journey around Europe. After settling down to successful careers as restaurant owners, they hit the road again in 1998, this time to explore North America in a forty-foot motorhome.

In Recipes from the Road, Phyllis and Lamont introduce the regional dishes and friendly folks they’ve encountered traveling the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Finding ingredients in farmers’ markets, roadside grocery stores, and sometimes on the end of a fishing line, the Cooking Ladies present 100 stove-top recipe creations.

Phyllis and Lamont also share their stories from life on the road. You’ll meet people like Steve Watson, a biker who sells twelve-inch cinnamon buns in the Yukon, and Ila Loetscher, the turtle lady of South Padre Island who founded Sea Turtle Inc., an organization that rescues injured sea turtles from the Gulf of Mexico. You’ll read about the sour toe cocktail at a hotel in Dawson City, and the bull chip throwing contest in Mercedes, Texas. You’ll learn about the wild burros of Oatman, Arizona, and the hungry bears of Hyder, Alaska.

This cookbook is a treat for RVers, armchair travelers, and anyone with an appetite for good food and adventure.


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"Recipes From The Road, it's more entertaining than many coffee-table travel books we've seen."

MotorHome Magazine

"The Cooking Ladies serve up a winner with this delightful collection of recipes from their adventures on the road. More than a cookbook, Recipes From The Road, is a celebration of the unique traditions and varied cultures that give North America its rich and diverse flavor. It's a must-read, whether you travel in an RV or not."

Craig Ritche, Editorial Director, RV Lifestyle Magazine

"For anyone interested in food and travel, Phyllis Hinz and Lamont Mackay have the dream job. For these two free spirits, the next culinary adventure is literally just around the corner."

The Kitchener-Waterloo Record

"A must-have for anyone who owns an RV."

RV West Journal

"Recipes from the Road provides fun reading and cooking for everyone. It is the ideal gift for travelers who have visited the many places that have inspired the Cooking Ladies and for the non-travelers who enjoy reading about them."

RV Times magazine

"Here's a recipe for success: Put two creative cooks in a 40 foot motorhome. Add curiosity, flamboyant style and a love of travel. Shake 'em up a little and see what happens.

If you've ever longed for a taste of adventure on the open road, Phyllis Hinz and Lamont Mackay have provided some tantalizing samples in their traveller's cookbook, Recipes from the Road.

Every recipe in the book has been tested in their RV kitchen, but there's more. Their stories are fun - from hot times in the dance hall at Gruene, Texas, to the Turtle Lady of South Padre Island and the farmers' market in St. Jacobs, Ontario, they introduce the people and places that make this more than just another cookbook."

Edmonton Journal

"If Phyllis and Lamont can whip up these fabulous recipes in a tiny RV kitchen, then there's hope for the rest of us. That's why their recipes from the road are such a big hit with our readers. These are more than just scrumptious, uncomplicated treats from the table. They're adventures!"

Waterloo Chronicle

"Phyllis Hinz and Lamont Mackay did what many of us dream of doing, but wouldn't dare....they have combined their love of food and zest for travel....Part cookbook, part travelogue, Hinz and Mackay have compiled more than 100 recipes that they cooked themselves in their RV as they journeyed."

Winnipeg Free Press