Camping cookbook author Patty Ruwoldt on outdoor cuisine (recipe for chicken stew included)

With Memorial Day comes the start of camping season, and here's a new tool to put in your pack: Patty Ruwoldt's Open Range Cook'n: Home on the Range Cooking Made Easy -- A Camp Cook's Guide to Tasty Vittles. Not only does the book include recipes for satisfying meals you can cook in the great outdoors, but also songs and snippets of folklore that should spark up those late-night campfire sessions.

We caught up with Ruwoldt to talk about camping, cooking and the art of conversation, and she gave us an al fresco recipe to share: chicken stew for two.

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Amber Taufen has been writing about people, places and things in Denver since 2005. She works as an editor, writer, and production and process guru out of her home office in the foothills.
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