Black Feather’s Camp Cooking Guide Wins Gourmand World Cookbook

The Heliconia Press, a leading publisher of books and DVDs on outdoor pursuits, is proud to announce that Camp Cooking: The Black Feather Guide has won a Gourmand World Cookbook Award for Canadian Best First Cookbook.

An international competition, the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards were founded in 1995 to help readers find the best of the more than 24,000 cookbooks that are published yearly, as well as to celebrate those who "cook with words". Camp Cooking: The Black Feather Guide shares the extensive knowledge, favorite recipes and proven methods of authors Wendy Grater and Mark Scriver of Black Feather, and senior guide Joanna Baker, so that anyone can create sensational meals on camping trips.

Black Feather, a wilderness adventure company in operation since 1971, is renowned for its expeditions to the world's most beautiful places and its commitment to creating exceptional experiences for their clients—many of whom return year after year. Camp Cooking reveals Black Feather secrets about how to plan meals, pack food, set up a camp kitchen and create delicious, nutritious meals for those who will find themselves far away from a traditional kitchen. The book features beautiful photographs, clear instruction and over seventy recipes, making it an indispensable guide for anyone who wants to eat well in the wild.

"Over the years we have happily shared our recipes with the many clients who have asked, but when we were approached by Heliconia, a publishing house that clearly shares our commitment to excellence, we decided it was finally time to pull together a comprehensive collection," says Wendy Grater, owner of Black Feather. "We are so honored to be recognized with a prestigious Gourmand World Cookbook Award, and delighted by how warmly the book has been received."

To order a copy of Camp Cooking: The Black Feather Guide, please visit The Heliconia Press website:, or your local bookstore. Camp Cooking is available at large book retailers as well as many outdoor specialty stores.

About The Heliconia Press
Since World Champion Ken Whiting founded the company in 1998, The Heliconia Press has been producing best-selling and award-winning instructional books and videos about kayaking and other outdoor pursuits. For more information about all of Heliconia's products, please visit

About Black Feather
For over 30 years, Black Feather adventurers have paddled untamed rivers, hiked amidst glacier-capped mountains and sea kayaked through sparkling ice fjords. Highly experienced and scrupulously trained guides bring a wealth of knowledge, skill and fun to each trip. Join us for your adventure of a lifetime!


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