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Texas cowboy cooking
Perini, Tom, 1943-
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Publication Information:
Alexandria, Va. : Time-Life Books, [2000]

Physical Description:
191 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
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TX715.2.S69 P47 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
TX715.2.S69 P47 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Cowboy cooking isn't fancy, but once you've had the real thing you don't forget it. Tom Perini cut his teeth in the ranching business and accumulated the kind of cooking know-how and recipe arsenal that just can't be taught. His authentic "chuck" bridges the gap between life on the trail and in the backyard. From Jalepeno Bites to Ranch-Roasted Ribeye to Tom's classic Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce, Texas Cowboy Cooking is chock full of recipes for everything from a light lunch to a holiday feast. And with each dish, he serves a generous helping of personality and more than a smattering of cowboy lore. Book jacket.

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In case the title alone isn't enough to identify this meaty collection as a seriously macho undertaking, there is a foreword by Robert Duvall and a cameo hamburger recipe from Fess Parker, TV's own Davy Crockett. Perini, born and raised a gourmet, knows all there is to know about chuck-wagon cuisine, and his cooking is simplicity itself. Salt, pepper and a small handful of household herbs and spices carry the weight in several dry rubs concocted to coat a prime rib or beef brisket. Salt pork, garlic and a spoonful of chili powder are all the seasonings needed for a classic kettle of Ranch Beans. Similarly, his Fried Catfish and Chicken Fried Steak want nothing more exotic than an egg and some flour or pepper-seasoned cornmeal. And Perini loves his dairy just as much as his beef. He uses a touch of cream in his hamburger recipe (complementing the quarter-cup of strong coffee in his BBQ sauce) and creates a Roasted Garlic-Horseradish Cream that is one part horseradish to eight parts heavy cream. A good dose of ranching history and plenty of pictures of men on their steeds round out the adventure. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 8
Beverages and Startersp. 20
Beef and Other Main Dishesp. 68
Soups, Stews and Breadsp. 110
Side Dishesp. 144
Dessertsp. 164
Indexp. 188
Acknowledgmentsp. 191