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The Contemporary Cowboy Cookbook: Recipes from the Wild West to Wall Street [Paperback]

Dotty Griffith
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Aug. 10 2004
With mouth-watering recipes to please every kind of appetite, this indispensable cookbook contains insightful quotes from real cowboys and acclaimed chefs alongside both traditional recipes and contemporary versions. Authentic cowboy breads and homegrown side dishes are also included here along with Tex-Mex, wild game, and seafood fare. Top off these delicious meals with the sweet tastes of such delectable desserts as Peach Cream Pie, Rocky Mountain Coffee Cake, Ginger Pear Stack Cake, or Banana Pudding de Rothwell. Offering a rich mix of cowboy cooking, along with diverse flavors from the American West, The Contemporary Cowboy Cookbook is a perfect addition to any kitchen.

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For a regional cookbook, this one is worth checking out. Several things make this book appealing: the recipes are for a specific type of food...its resonably small and won't take up too much space on the shelf it's attractive and the storiesfrom cowboys make for good reading. (Jane McBride Beaumont Enterprise )

If you have a hankering to go cowboy, Dotty Griffith is the gal to light a fire under you. (Martha Sheridan Dallas Morning News )

Mrs. Griffith has broadened her focus in order to include the wide range of dishes that appeal to the 21st century cowboy-the renaissance cowboy if you will. Dotty Griffith has created a cookbook that includes a wide variety of foods, but doesn't try to overreach. It will claim a special place in the ehart of any cowboy or anyone who likes to eat like one. (Steve Labinski Texas Cooking )

As enjoyable as the book is to read, it's the recipes that invoke hunger for the romance of what it must be like to dine and live like a true cowboy. (Amanda Guthrie Culinary Thymes )

The hearty simplicity of western cooking is a natural for hospitality. Griffith encourages cowboys chefs to tap into their adventurous spirit, experiment with new recipes and take old flavor favorites to new frontiers. (Howard Lachtman The Record )

One of several new recipe books out this year that celebrate the traditional, mouthwatering, but essentially simple cuisine of the American West and Southwest. (Wheeling News Register )

Appeared inThe Desert Trail,Hi-Desert Star, Canton Repository, andGwinnett Daily Post.

The Contemporary Cowboy Cookbook offers a flavorful mix of tradition and a lot of good eating! (Bookwatch )

Yee-haw! This one's a keeper. Several things make this book appealing: the recipes are for a specific type of food so it's one you'll pull immediately, it's reasonably small and won't take too much space on the shelf, it's attractive and the stories from cowboys make for good reading. ... this one is worth checking out. (Jane McBride Beaumont Enterprise )

From chuck wagons to uptown eateries, Dotty Griffith rounds up a herd of hearty dishes for The Contemporary Cowboy Cookbook. (Publishers Weekly )

In her new book, The Contemporary Cowboy Cookbook, Griffith explores the spirit of Western cooking and how it has evolved into an urban fare. Whatever you're in the mood for, Griffith provides a variety of recipes, from side dishes and main courses to desserts and snacks, sure to suite your inner cowboy. (Texas Monthly )

As the dining editor and restaurant critic for The Dallas Morning News, Dotty Griffith is a nationally recognized food journalist, and she knows Texas food like a cowboy knows his steers. In fact, many food lovers credit Dotty with defining what Texas home cooking truly is in her many cookbooks and news articles. (Southern Living )

"...hearty trail food adjusted for modern tastes and modern kitchens." (Midwest Book Review )

A healthy dose of updated ranch cuisine. (Forth Worth Star-Telegram )

Mama probably didn't want her babies to grow up to be cowboys. Or at least not until she saw how well the contemporary fellas eat. (Lauren Chapin The Kansas City Star )

Beautifully written and photgraphed, this book is as much a delight for the palate as it is for the eyes. (Orange Leader )

Contemporary Cowboy Cookbook comes in handy providing enough reasons to break out the dutch oven and cast iron skillet and shop for chili peppers, corn, and beans. (Douglas J. Levy The Oakland Press )

...no wonder [the recipes were] cowboy favorite[s]. (Karen Hoag The Daily Herald (Ut) )

About the Author

Dotty Griffith, a noted food journalist and editor for The Dallas Morning News, is also the author of The Texas Holiday Cookbook. Growing up with close ties to Texas ranch life, Griffith has maintained a deep appreciation for simple, yet irresistible, Western cuisine. She lives in Dallas, Texas.

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Format:Hardcover
The Contemporary Cowboy Cookbook: Recipes From The Wild West To Wall Street by Dotty Griffith, is a unique cookbook which is illustrated with color photographs and filled with culinary traditions from the Old West. From Chuck Wagon Chili; Cowboy Batter Bread; and Roquefort Butter; to Smoked Trout with Brown Sage Butter; Bone-In Ribeye with Fried Onion Strings; and Crushed Black Peppercorn Elk Medallions with Mustard Cream, The Contemporary Cowboy Cookbook offers a flavorful mix of tradition and a lot good eating!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A flavorful mix of tradition and a lot good eating! July 20 2003
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
The Contemporary Cowboy Cookbook: Recipes From The Wild West To Wall Street by Dotty Griffith, is a unique cookbook which is illustrated with color photographs and filled with culinary traditions from the Old West. From Chuck Wagon Chili; Cowboy Batter Bread; and Roquefort Butter; to Smoked Trout with Brown Sage Butter; Bone-In Ribeye with Fried Onion Strings; and Crushed Black Peppercorn Elk Medallions with Mustard Cream, The Contemporary Cowboy Cookbook offers a flavorful mix of tradition and a lot good eating!
4.0 out of 5 stars Unique Feb. 4 2014
By Jen B - Published on Amazon.com
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This unique book has been a wonderful addition to the kitchen. It shipped as scheduled and arrived ahed of schedule. It was in great shape. Just wish it had a protective coating on the pages for better use in the kitchen.
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