National Cowboy Hall of Fame Chuck Wagon Cookbook
Genuine chuck wagon cooks have contributed their recipes in the National Cowboy Hall of Fame Chuck Wagon Cookbook. Folklore and photos from cowboys of the past are shared along with Peach cobbler, corn pudding and more mouthwatering dishes in this unique cookbook.
Format: Hardcover and dust jacket, 301 pages. 1st Edition
Publisher: Hearst Books
Author: B. Byron Price
Description: A cowboy's life is more than steers, saddles, and spurs. There is also food, and lots of it, cooked out in the open after a rugged day on the range. The tradition lives on in the West and at Oklahoma's National Cowboy Hall of Fame. Here, genuine chuck wagon cooks gather each spring to share recipes, stories, and real cowboy fare. This cookbook features their recipes, along with folklore, evocative historical photographs, and letters and lore from cowboys of days gone by.
Rich traditions have sprung up around cowboy cooks and their chuck wagons. Embellished through story, art, and song, this legacy has become a staple of American folklore. But ranch cooking survives and even flourishes in much of the West, and the National Cowboy Hall of Fame Chuck Wagon Cookbook taps the vivid recollections of working cowboys who keep the traditions alive.
What's cooking on today's chuck wagon? Crusty sourdough bread, juicy peach cobbler, rum pudding, and good, strong coffee. And of course there is meat loaf, big pots of fiery chili, chicken fried steak, Pecan-Crusted Chicken Breasts with Honey-Bourbon Sauce, Taco Salad Casserole, Jalapeno Corn Pudding, Iron Skillet Potatoes, savory stews, all kinds of omelets, and much more.
Modern cowboy cooking blends simple, down-to-earth flavors with current tastes for a style that retains a distinct Western flavor. All the recipes have been adapted for home kitchens, but just in case, there are plenty of tips for preparing meals over an open fire.
Whether interpreting classic cowboy favorites or the avant garde in Western cuisine, these recipes demonstrate the breadth and vitality of ranch-style cooking at its best.
Condition: Bookboards and interior pages are in very nice condition. Dust jacket's top edge and corners show some light shelf wear.
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