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The American Cowboy Grill
Posted March 1, 2005

Here is the official press release from Thomas Nelson on The American Cowboy Grill.

Laura Troup, Publicist
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March 1, 2005


A Heapin' Helpin' From America's Favorite Cowboys

(Nashville, Tenn.) On the heels of their All-American Cowboy Cookbook, Ken Beck and Jim Clark have teamed up with Cheryl Rogers-Barnett, daughter of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, to produce a new cookbook chock full of recipes from Western icons.

This newest collection, The All-American Cowboy Grill: Home Cooking on the Range, has an emphasis on grilling, long a Western favorite, but does not stop there. You can sample favorite cowboy recipes for desserts, vegetables, and breads.

The list of contributors reads like a Who's Who of cowboy and cowgirl stardom, and the recipes they share will stand up to any cookbook around. Rogers-Barnet, Beck and Clark include favorites from the great old time Western movie stars – John Wayne, Tex Ritter – to such current country music stars as Randy Travis and Tracy Byrd. The late Ronald Reagan is there, as is Johnny Cash. While some names will ring a bell only with the most devoted fan of old-fashioned Westerns, there are enough of the best-known of the genre to fill a bunkhouse or two.

Spicing up the text are hundreds of pictures from the Westerns, with links to more on the Web, which the authors call "a modern-day Pony Express." Readers are likely to catch themselves humming the theme song to Rawhide or Branded as they turn through the recipes, which have a strong emphasis on down home flavor and Out West tastebuds—ribs, fried chicken, brisket, as well as sides, salads, and desserts.

With Rogers-Barnett's addition to the project, these authors have produced what can be described only as a labor of love—filled with recipes readers will love to read, prepare and eat.

In addition to other cookbooks by these authors, Rogers Barnett is also the author of Cowboy Princess. Clark and Beck have collaborated on such project as Grannie's Beverly Hills Cookbook and Aunt Bea's Mayberry Cookbook.

The All-American Cowboy Grill: Home Cooking on the Range (ISBN: 1-4016-0200-2, $16.99, Rutledge Hill Press) will publish April 19, 2005.

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