Cow Country Cooking:

Cow Country Cooking:

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Recipes and Tales from Northern Arizona's Historic Ranches

by Kathy Mccraine

Northern Arizona is unique in that it is one of the few places left where big ranches are run, with few exceptions, much as they were 100 years ago. The biggest outfits still roll out roundup wagons, spring and fall, where wagon cooks turn out hearty meals for the crew on pot racks and wood burning stoves. Families that live in remote cow camps get to town infrequently to replenish groceries.

Ranch life greatly influences the food that ranch people eat. Yet, with the migration of so many ethnic groups to Arizona, ranch cooking is noetheless a fusion of many cultures. This book dishes up over 130 recipes as varied as Basque Sheepherders Bread, Tinga de Pollo, Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls, Dutch Oven Sourbraten, and Cumin Marinated Steaks. You'll also find surprisingly sophisticated dishes like Chicken in Sherry Sauce andDutch Oven Prime Rob Roast with Sweet Onion Shiitake Mushroom Sauce.

This is more than a cookbook though. It also documents the cowboy way of life through the beautiful watercolor paintings of Western artist Mark Kohler and the color photos of journalist and photographer Kathy McCraine. Interspersed throughout the book you'll find a generous sprinkling of funny tales straight from the cowboys themselves.