RV Pro Host: The Culinary Camper

Barbara Tidwell's combining cooking, camping, and outdoor fun.

Check out this surprising fact about this special Seattle-based Outdoorsy RV Pro Host: She’s a well-known chef who took her love of RV’ing to the next level. And that next level took the shape of a huge Class A Thor Motor Coach Daybreak which she now rents out to fellow campers who want to travel like pros.

She brings her love of cooking into her life as a Pro-Host: She includes cakes from the Whidbey Island Bakery Cj & Y Decadent Desserts (it helps that her good friend and sister own the business) including her personal favorites, the flourless chocolate espresso and flourless chocolate raspberry. These cakes literally melt in your mouth, she says, happily.

Who is this mysterious Pro Host, you ask? 

Her name is Barbara Tidwell and she’s an experienced camper and outdoor enthusiast. She’s worked in a variety of camp positions including assistant camp director, camp host and camp cook. She holds a degree from Washington State University in Recreation and Leisure Studies. She bought her first popup tent trailer in 2011. As she finished her cookbook, The Culinary Camper cookbook.


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You can make your next camping experience memorable with these great recipes. The Culinary Camper features main course recipes and desserts based upon years of experience in camp cooking. You will find something tasty for everyone that will have people shouting out for more with each great recipe.

With a variety of recipes to choose from you can cook anything from gourmet meals to quick and easy campfire favorites. Each recipe also lists any equipment you might want to use so that you never leave for a trip unprepared.

Whether you are camping in a tent, RV, car or just hanging out in your own backyard, you will learn about how to make great food for any outdoor occasion.

Check out these helpful links you can check out now:

Tips and tricks of caring for your cast iron in this Cast Iron Care Checklist for cleaning, storing and seasoning.

Ever wonder how many coals to use for Dutch oven cooking? Check out this Handy cooking chart you can use for your next Dutch oven creation. A very handy tool for a fun way to cook!

What’s next for The Culinary Camper:

Barbara is in the works to start a new food truck business. I am currently working towards that and writing new recipes for The Culinary Camper. I hope to have my new food truck business open in the next 8 months.

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We’ll keep you posted on the Culinary Camper’s adventures and her new books to come.

Or check out Barbara’s rig here. (don’t forget to pick out your flourless chocolate espresso melt-in-your-mouth cake too!)