‘Cooking the Cowboy Way’ brings Rancher Fare to Tables Everywhere

February 9, 2010, 11:51 am

Immerse yourself in cowboy culture with the majestic images, hearty recipes and rancher lore in Cooking the Cowboy Way: Recipes Inspired by Campfires, Chuck Wagons, and Ranch Kitchens.

Author and cowboy-turned-chef Grady Spears takes you to ranches and restaurants frequented by cowboys and wranglers from Texas to Arizona to Alberta. The book features range-worthy comfort food recipes like Chuck Wagon Stew and Golden Cornbread Muffins, hearty Ancho Strip Steaks and decadent Blueberry-Peach Cobbler.

Some recipes call for out-of-the-ordinary ingredients, but for the most part, it’s simple, honest fare made from everyday items you’ll find in your cupboard.

And with commentary and illustrations that evoke the sights and sounds—as well as the flavors—of life on the range, you’ll almost be able to hear the coyote’s howl off in the distance.

Cooking the Cowboy Way: Recipes Inspired by Campfires, Chuck Wagons, and Ranch Kitchens by Grady Spears with June Naylor, $19.79 at amazon.com.