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: #5701 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
46 of 46 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.
20 of 20 people found the following review helpful.
Exceeds my expectations
Beautiful book which exceeds my expectations. The pictures and stories alone are worth the price and the appearance is like a pricey "coffee table" book. The recipes are good down-home style with a modern twist. I plan to purchase other copies for gifting.
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful.
It is every bit as awesome as we'd hoped
By D. Stevens
We've been anxiously awaiting the release of this cookbook. It is every bit as awesome as we'd hoped. Great recipes that don't require extraordinary ingredients. Well seasoned and prepared foods. Great job, Mr. Rollins!