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Texas Cowboy Cookbook : A History in Recipes and Photos (Paperback) (Robb Walsh)

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Texas cowboys are the stuff of legend — immortalized in ruggedly picturesque images from Madison Avenue to Hollywood. Cowboy cooking has the same romanticized mythology, with the same oversimplified reputation (think campfire coffee, cowboy steaks, and ranch dressing). In reality, the food of the Texas cattle raisers came from a wide variety of ethnicities and spans four centuries.Robb Walsh digs deep into the culinary culture of the Texas cowpunchers, beginning with the Mexican vaqueros and their chile-based cuisine. Walsh gives overdue credit to the largely unsung black cowboys (one in four cowboys was black, and many of those were cooks). Cowgirls also played a role, and there is even a chapter on Urban Cowboys and an interview with the owner of Gilley’s, setting for the John Travolta--Debra Winger film.Here are a mouthwatering variety of recipes that include campfire and chuckwagon favorites as well as the sophisticated creations of the New Cowboy Cuisine:• Meats and poultry: sirloin guisada, cinnamon chicken, coffee-rubbed tenderloin• Stews and one-pot meals: chili, gumbo, fideo con carne• Sides: scalloped potatoes, onion rings, pole beans, field peas• Desserts and breads: peach cobbler, sourdough biscuits, old-fashioned preservesThrough over a hundred evocative photos and a hundred recipes, historical sources, and the words of the cowboys (and cowgirls) themselves, the food lore of the Lone Star cowboy is brought vividly to life.

A culinary history of the the Texas cattle country combines a real-life look at the world of the Texas cowpuncher from the perspective of the foods that they ate, discussing the unique ingredients that Mexican vaqueros, black cowboys, and others contributed to the cuisine and featuring a host of tempting recipes, including campfire dishes, chuckwagon favorites, and sophisticated New Cowboy Cuisine. Original. 35,000 first printing.
Number of Pages: 256
Genre: Cooking + Food + Wine
Sub-Genre: History, Regional + Ethnic / American / Southwestern States
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Robb Walsh
Language: English
Street Date: April 10, 2007
TCIN: 11979939
UPC: 9780767921497
Item Number (DPCI): 248-30-9368
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