Camp Cooking

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June 25th, 2011June 2nd, 2012July 6th, 2013

This week Lynne plays Stump the Cook with chef Mario Batali. Authors Mike Faverman and Pat Mac take on dining in the great outdoors with their book Ultimate Camp Cooking. And Jane and Michael Stern have tracked down the very best in corned beef hash.

Jane and Michael Stern's Roadfood

Milwaukee is the home of the great Friday night fish fry. You'll find them everywhere, but one of the best is at McBob's. If fish isn't your thing you're still in luck because McBob's also makes one of the best corned beef sandwiches in the city and maybe the whole country. The meat is hand-sliced and chunky the way it should be and there's just enough fat to make it juicy and falling-apart tender.


Manny's Delicatessen is where Chicago's elite go to eat some of the best deli food in the country. You might rub elbows with the mayor of the Windy City while you tuck into one of Manny's stellar pastrami sandwiches or oxtail stew. As you enter this huge, boisterous, old-time cafeteria you'll get walloped by the aroma of the wonderful corned beef. Order it in a sandwich and it comes sliced as thin as prosciutto, piled high, and served with potato latkes on the side!