FMCA News: Cook like a pro in your RV
FMCA News: Cook like a pro in your RV
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Happy Thanksgiving
Dear RVer,
In November, those of us in the United States celebrate a time of thanksgiving. We also celebrate all things cooking! The holidays are upon us, and that means it’s time to prepare cherished family recipes to warm us up in cooler temps. RVers and others may want to try unique ways to cook these seasonal meals.
Maybe you can adapt a favorite recipe for cast-iron cooking over an open flame, or for preparation in your Instant Pot (check out these tips for using an Instant Pot in your RV). Or hone your cooking skills with 30 foil-pack recipes. Keep reading for more ideas we’re sharing this month.
Gobble, Gobble!
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How Do I?
Hot Off The Griddle...err, Grill?
Blackstone Grill/Griddle Combo
You may have spotted one of these at your neighbors’ campsite. Blackstone griddles are the “must have” item for many RVers right now. Combining a grill and griddle in one, they are versatile and come in a variety of sizes – tabletop, stand-up cooking stations, or combination units. Camping chefs (pro or amateur) can whip up everything from a pancake breakfast of champions to hibachi-style stir-fry dishes and grilled meat feasts.

Blackstone has a popular online following, and the company encourages owners to swap recipes (check out their huge Instagram following). 
If you’re considering purchasing a Blackstone of your own, or if you want to add it to your wish list for Santa, check out the blog our friends at RV Family Travel Atlas wrote: “Which Blackstone Griddle Is Right for You?
FMCA Adventure
As November waddles in, we can’t help but think of all the yummy food and celebrations coming. If you can’t make it home for the holidays — or prefer to keep on rollin’ — here are some food festivals around the U.S. and Canada that will have you saying, “Where are my eating pants?”
1.  If you’re near New York on Nov. 6, check out The Great Chefs event in NYC, with benefits going to fight childhood cancer. The eats look tasty, and you’ll see some familiar faces from TV, too!
2.  For our plant-based friends out there, Miami hosts Seed Food and Wine Week from Nov. 7-10. USA Today lists this as a Top 5 Food and Wine Festival.
3.  Check out 90+ vendors with unique products you won’t find anywhere else at Emporiyum in Washington, D.C., from Nov. 8-10. They recommend buying tickets in advance.
4.  Traveling through Canada this November? Stop in Montreal on Nov. 12 for Tasting Climate Change and see the effects of climate change on wine production.
5.  Films, wine, and food — California combines these at the Napa Valley Film Festival from Nov. 13-17.
Treme Creole Gumbo Festival
Treme Creole Gumbo Festival
6.  Spend an extended time in Whistler, British Columbia, for Cornucopia from Nov. 7-17. From a comedy show to brunch, find food events daily.
7.  Dance over to New Orleans and check out the Treme Creole Gumbo Festival from Nov. 16-17.
8.  Head south between Nov. 18-24 and grab tickets for Palmetto Bluff’s 13th helping of Music to Your Mouth in Bluffton, South Carolina. With music, Southern family cooking, and a chef whose last name is Bacon, you’re bound to find something you enjoy.
9.  Lastly, from Nov. 1 – Dec. 12 in various locations: The Whisky Extravaganza. Need we say more?
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Eat Your Way Through New Orleans — For FMCA Members Only!
If you’re a foodie, this tour is for you...come hungry! Combine the best foods with the Christmas season and savor legendary dining found only in New Orleans. Your holiday menu features dining at four- and five-star restaurants, including Emeril Lagasse’s Delmonico, Tujague’s, Antoine’s, Brennan’s and K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen. Visit Café Du Monde for coffee and beignets, plus tour the French Quarter, historic plantations, and the WWII museum. This is an exclusive, FMCA member-only rally! For more information, call 855-385-3622 or click here.
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FMCA Chapters
FMCA chapters are established for many reasons. Some are ideal for RVers to meet others not far from home. Others are centered around travelers who share a common interests, such as The Eastern Gourmands, a culinary chapter. Explore FMCA chapters — many members tell us chapters are one of their favorite perks of membership! 
Visit the Events Calendar to see all upcoming events.
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Food Safety
"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This wise nugget certainly applies to handling, preparing, and storing food. To avoid food poisoning, the U.S. Department of Agriculture lists cooking temps for specific foods, and advises how long to refrigerate and freeze foods. For tips, food recalls and more, click here.
Convection Oven
Convection Cooking 101
Have you ever wondered what a convection oven does? Learn the basics from Rae and Jason Miller, The Getaway Couple, in this video on FMCA's YouTube channel.
The Roadlink C2 For RVs
Browsing recipes on Pinterest? Turn your RV into a powerful Wi-Fi network. Togo's Roadlink C2 delivers a powerful 4G LTE router and Wi-Fi extender. Learn more. 
Small Kitchen, Big Flavors Cookbook
A Book For RV Cooks
Mary Jane Curry, a personal chef and blogger, shares 105 recipes for traveling foodies in her cookbook, Small Kitchen, Big Flavors. MJ’s recipes include prep/cooking time, number of servings, type of diet (vegan, vegetarian, nonrestrictive), difficulty level, a color photo, and more.
It's Tailgate Time!

College or professional team. Football game or soccer match. Nothing screams “tailgate party central” like an RV! Cheer on the home team while having a great time with friends, and use your RV’s amenities to make it even more enjoyable. 

What gear should you take along to make sure your tailgate party is a success? Here are some suggestions to get things rolling…

  • A pop-up tent/shelter
  • Comfy camp chairs
  • Folding table for food
  • Tablecloth and other décor with your team’s colors
  • Outside TV for watching other games
  • Outdoor entertainment, such as cornhole and giant Jenga games
  • Bluetooth speakers for music. Get fans pumped up before the big game!
  • Lots of grub, including yummy appetizers and side dishes
  • Grill (and charcoal or propane) for cooking your favorite pregame food
  • Your favorite beverages, and the means to keep them cold or hot as needed

For recipes and other fun tailgating ideas, visit FMCA’s Pinterest page.

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