Who knew that you could freeze-dry gristle? (updated post)

I’m going to be on a food program very soon, talking about a subject that is dear to my heart — namely the bowel-crimping, stomach-churning, monodiglyceride-filled foodstuffs that I choked upon while dwelling in the backcountry. I’m talking about “Big Bill’s Beans N Rice” and the “Sweet And Sour Supper Surprise In A Bag.” Anyhow, this frank conversation about foul, and not so foul, outdoor meals will air on KCRW, So.Cal’s mighty NPR affiliate, on Saturday, August 2, from 11 to noon, Pacific time. The show is called “Good Food” with Evan Kleiman, a restauranteur, (she owns the Angeli Caffe on Melrose, down in L.A.) interviewer, and one of the founders of the Slow Food movement. I’ll give a heads-up when it’s about to come out and then post it right here. Also, to help you cope with your Fourth of July camping adventures, I’ve added a couple of items that I inadvertently deleted from my list of backcountry camping don’ts, listed below, three blog entries down…


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