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Do you fancy the idea of preparing and eating a chorizo sausage and fennel risotto, accompanied by a Cloudy Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, at the Nydia Bay Hut in the Marlborough Sounds? Or perhaps you would prefer to watch the sun go down while you dine on a pork fillet with lemon, olives and couscous, plus a bottle of Trinity Hill Hawke's Bay Chardonnay, on the slopes of Mt Ruapehu in Tongariro National Park? Gourmet Tramping in New Zealand is all about indulging your senses in the spectacular surroundings of the back country. The authors have never been fans of bird-seed scroggin and energy bars, or boil-in-the-bag, just-add-hot-water, instant pasta blarrrrggh carried by the average tramper. If, like them, you love tramping but also enjoy eating scrumptious food, this book will be more valuable to you than insect repellent, earplugs or a Lonely Planet Guide. Fourteen of the country's most beautiful two-day walks, ranging from Great Barrier Island to Stewart Island, and many in national parks, are described.You'll find details of where to buy the ingredients for your gourmet meal, how to get to your tramp and what to do nearby, facts about huts and facilities, how to cook the meal and which well-matched New Zealand wine to take with you. The concept of gourmet tramping adds a delicious dimension to a much-loved pastime of thousands of Kiwis and overseas visitors, who can now look forward to celebrating the end of a wonderful day in the wilderness in luxurious style.
Canterbury University Press
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