As I have mentioned, my husband collects cookbooks. In fact, he owns every cookbook ever published by Cook’s Illustrated. If you have the time and patience (and can afford the often hard to find and expensive ingredients), I must admit most of recipes they publish are foolproof.
However this is his favorite cookbook:
By the time we were allowed to get a television, cowboy shows were a thing of the past but Joel grew up on them. This cookbook contains not only recipes but pictures of the old stars and tidbits about the television shows, movies, and songs from that era. So I can understand why he’s so fond of it.
Many of the recipes were written with a snide dig at other cookbooks:
There are even recipes for genuine cowboy cocktails:
And, if you’re having a dinner party, menu ideas (note the vegetarian option)
However, tonight Joel tells me he’ll be making this dish:
I’ll let you know how it turns out. One thing I do have an affection for from those days when being a cowboy was every little boy (and some girls) dream. Cowboy songs.