A Taste of Cowboy: Ranch Recipes and Tales from the Trail
Whether he’s beating Bobby Flay at chicken-fried steak on the Food Network, catering for a barbecue, bar mitzvah, or wedding, or cooking for cowboys in the middle of nowhere, Kent Rollins makes comfort food that satisfies. This gifted cook, TV contestant, and storyteller takes us into his frontier world with simple food anyone can do.
A cowboy’s day starts early and ends late. Kent offers labor-saving breakfasts like Egg Bowls with Smoked Cream Sauce. For lunch or dinner, there’s 20-minute Green Pepper Frito Pie, hands-off, four-ingredient Sweet Heat Chopped Barbecue Sandwiches, or mild and smoky Roasted Bean-Stuffed Poblano Peppers. He even parts with his prized recipe for Bread Pudding with Whisky Cream Sauce. (The secret to its lightness? Hamburger buns.) Kent gets creative with ingredients on everyone’s shelves, using lime soda to caramelize Sparkling Taters and balsamic vinegar to coax the sweetness out of Strawberry Pie.
With stunning photos of the American West and Kent’s lively tales and poetry, A Taste of Cowboy is a must-have for everyone who loves good, honest food and wants a glimpse of a vanishing way of life.
- Rank: #17720 in Books
- Published on: 2015-04-07
- Released on: 2015-04-07
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 10.00" h x 1.11" w x 7.94" l, .0 pounds
- Binding: Hardcover
- 256 pages
- Black dot on bottom of end pages -remainder mark
48 of 48 people found the following review helpful.
10 Stars, if I could!
By Karen Talley
I have been waiting almost 4 months for this book to be released and delivered. I saw Kent Rollins on 'Chopped' and loved him. I had already tried his 'Sparkling Taters' and loved them so when the book finally came, I just had to try something IMMEDIATELY! Mexican Tortilla Lasagna...fast, easy, so darn good. I paired it with Fiesta Cabbage Salsa. Oh, yeah! While the lasagna was in the oven, I started reading. Cooking tips, stories, a song or two. Fantastic. And, the thing that I like best is that all the recipes are easy to make with ordinary ingredients so that I don't have to go to a specialty store for a special spice that I will never use again. I have a lot of cookbooks but I think that this one is going to be right by my old Betty Crocker cookbook as I will be using it often. I want to try almost every recipe in it. *sigh* I might even try the meatloaf recipe. And I HATE meatloaf.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful.
One of the Best.....
By Carol G
I have lots and lots of cookbooks (maybe 150) and I have to say that this is up there in the Top 10 - maybe the Top 5. The recipes are all very different from many of the typical things you find. I always think that if you find one really great recipe in a cookbook, it was worth it. I just received this so I haven't made anything yet, but I saw so many that I want to try. None of them are complicated and are items that you already have in your pantry or are easy to find. I read the whole book and I just think it's great. Great pictures and just enough stories. This one was well worth the money!!!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
AMAZING !!! A MUST READ !!
I received this book today and immediately started reading it. I read the dedication and the acknowledgments then on to the stories. THIS BOOK IS AMAZING. Kent talks about the people he has met. My favorite is Leon.. Titled "Leon goes to church". I was reading it aloud and my husband was just laughing. I told him, this is like a great story book with recipes, rather than a recipe book and some stories. I can honestly say, This is the first recipe book I have actually read. I have other recipe books i just glance through until I see something i may like. I would definitely recommend this book !!! and the price is great !!!