A Taste of Cowboy: Ranch Recipes and Tales from the Trail

Not just a recipe book Many tales of the Southwestern lifestyle on the trail Many words of wisdom to learn from. There are a lot of amazing looking recipes here And not too complicated, that s a plus Most of them seem to have readily available ingredients These recipes are developed for the inside kitchen, not cooking outside There are also tips and tricks, home remedies, and stories from different ranches that he has worked on.This is not health food You wouldn t eat like this every day unless you actually were out there working cattle for days. Great recipes that are easy to make and taste fabulous Also really enjoyed the tales from the trail. I ve been following Cowboy Kent s YouTube channel for a while, especially since I started cooking with cast iron skillets, so I when I found out he d published a cookbook, I thought I d enjoy it.I learned a bit about stuff I didn t know, such as what a Chuck Wagon is and the history of the term, as well as the customs surrounding it The anecdotes and informative bits are interesting and written in a way that you can practically see Cowboy Kent standing in front of you speaking His written voic I ve been following Cowboy Kent s YouTube channel for a while, especially since I started cooking with cast iron skillets, so I when I found out he d published a cookbook, I thought I d enjoy it.I learned a bit about stuff I didn t know, such as what a Chuck Wagon is and the history of the term, as well as the customs surrounding it The anecdotes and informative bits are interesting and written in a way that you can practically see Cowboy Kent standing in front of you speaking His written voice does a great job at reflecting the way he actually speaks in his videos, so I enjoyed that too.The recipes are simple but interesting, and quite varied for all that and though many are centered on using the cast iron skillets, pans and dutch ovens he so loves, there s also a fair number or recipes that require an oven He also talks about seasoning and restoring cast iron, which I also appreciated, though I d already seen his videos about the same subject.The book itself is solid, professional, and good looking It looks great next to my other thematic cookbooks.I just found out he s releasing another cookbook soon, so I might give that one a look as well Irresistible recipes from pantry ingredients by an authentic cowboy and TV veteran 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 sminute 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 Entertaining with great recipesThe stories are great, with humor and old fashioned common sense The recipes are simple, good food with some surprising twists I can t wait to start proofing the recipes Interesting stories about chuckwagon cooking mixed with some outstanding recipes Those I have tried are excellent, and I can t wait to tryI borrowed a library copy, then had to buy my own. WELL WRITTENEnjoy the recipes Will be making many of them Loved the stories and life experiences You maked my day. Take that Ree Cowboys, tales, trails and a smoky cream sauce you will never stop making Got this Cookbook for my Husband for Christmas and he LOVES it He watches Kent Rollins on you tube religiously and have had many foods from the cookbook HIGHLY RECOMMENDED A Taste of Cowboy: Ranch Recipes and Tales from the Trail


About the Author: Kent Rollins

KENT ROLLINS grew up ranching and began cooking for cattle ranches in 1993 from his 1876 Studebaker chuck wagon An acclaimed storyteller and poet, Kent has appeared on the Food Network and NBC s Food Fighters He and his wife, SHANNON, run Red River Ranch Dutch Oven Cooking Camp.


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