One burner gourmet (Drive Day 1 minus 14 years, 31 days)

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There won’t be room for Julia, Martha or Betty in the camper. So I’m taking Sirena. She’s the Mexican Loteria mermaid gracing the cover of a notebook that will serve as our portable defense against truck stop food.


My mom kept a journal of our family’s first trip down the Pan-American Highway in 1973. Her notes about what we ate each day terrify Gary. Up ‘til now his idea of camping was a bad Holiday Inn. So I write to his mother Angie for recipes I can adapt to one burner and a cooler instead of a fridge.


Follow this bonus-material blog and ride along on a one-year road trip that inspired the memoir The Drive: Searching for Lost Memories on the Pan American Highway. On sale June 13th. Pre order through the buy-the-book links at the bottom of the landing page on my website or here or here. Like The Drive’s Facebook page and tweet back at me @writerteresa.


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