Guest Post-Audrey Contributor
What a miraculous idea. Travel across the country in a vehicle reminiscent of a home? The American people have been doing just that since 1910 in recreation vehicles of all different sizes. The year 2010 marked a century of RVing, and the occasion didn’t go unnoticed. The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) dubbed the year the “RV Centennial Celebration,” meant to commemorate the joy people get from RVing.
One of those people is now first-time author, Evada Cooper, who recently completed The RV Centennial Cookbook: Celebrating 100 Years of RVing. Cooper, who runs an online school called MobileRVacademy.com with her husband, Terry, is a life-long RV enthusiast. Naturally, the centennial celebration was something she couldn’t let pass.
“It was late 2009,” Cooper said. “Knowing the RV Centennial was coming, I wanted to do something different to honor this event.”
It was difficult to come up with an idea that hadn’t been done before with more than 100 years of RVing, until a spark ignited a fire one night as Cooper was watching TV.
“I had watched a show about this woman reporter spending time with a large fire department wanting to write a feature story on the lives of those concerned,” Cooper said.
“She decided to do a cookbook because of all the unique and wonderful recipes that were cooked, as these people were well taken care of in the culinary division.”
Cooper then developed the idea to commemorate the RV Centennial celebration by compiling a cookbook with 100 recipes. Not just any recipes, but ones submitted by fellow RV lovers from across the country. After a little research and finding out her idea was something unique, Cooper met with Publisher Mark Long of TSTC Publishing, and the two decided to turn Cooper’s idea into a reality.
Cooper said it took 45 days to compile the recipes. Invitations went out to RV clubs and organizations as well as through press releases inviting anyone with a fun, and easy-to-assemble recipe to submit it for possible use. She also invited contributors to submit a short bio or story about their RV life.
The RV lifestyle is simple and laid-back. Food is an important ingredient to an RV household, yet still less important than family time and the great outdoors. Cooper wanted to make sure her cookbook offered recipes that were delicious, provided large servings, and didn’t take long to prepare....See the rest of the Article here....
RV Cookbook Author Launches Online Cooking Show
Evada Cooper, author of the soon-to-be-released RV Centennial Cookbook: Celebrating 100 Years of RVing, will be featured in the launch of her new Internet program ”RV Kitchen with Evada Cooper.”
The program will air on RVNN.TV, which is Internet TV for the world of recreational vehicles. Cooper is also the co-owner of Mobile RV Academy.
Last Friday was the first episode of Cooper’s program featuring ideas on how to make the RV kitchen work better for RVers