American West Cookin’
A cookbook created by Bob Kerby’s Longhorn Studio in Kearney, NE
Spiral bound cookbook filled with chapters of recipes, pen and ink illustrations and full color artwork by western artist Robert Kerby.
Chapters with more than 330 recipes total, include:
Appetizers & Beverages; Soups, Salads and Vegetables; Main Dishes and Casseroles; Meat, Poultry and Seafood; Breads and Rolls; Pies, Pastry and Desserts; Cakes, Cookies and Candy; and even a chapter on Wild Game.
Recipes that range from old-time ranch cook standbys to modern dishes, something for everyone’s taste. Western artwork featured throughout the book is by artist Robert E. Kerby. American West Cookin’ includes catchy little sayings or quips from the West which may provide some interesting food for thought, as noted in the foreword. This book is useful as a cookbook, great for collectors of cookbooks and also fun to read and enjoy the art.
Here’s a hint at some of the recipe titles. Try Jingle Bob Cheese-Beer Soup, with many items you probably already have in your fridge. Or maybe you’re feeling Hell Bent Hot Green Bean Potato Salad. Snacks range from Honky Tonk Honey Butter Popcorn to Fudge from Grandma Kerby and Padre’s Cocoa Divinity. For the wild game fans, you can try out some Vermejo Park Buffalo Chili Con Carne or Iron Horse Buffalo Jerky. Maybe you just returned from Colorado (or live there!) and you want to try some Cowboy Pride Antelope Stew.
While not all the recipes might make your weeknight menu, many of them are quick fixin’ and take the fuss out of making dinner.
This book even has an Index of Recipes, Pantry Basics, Measurements and Substitutions chart and many more tips.
About Bob Kerby and his western world. He has spent his lifetime capturing the action of the American West. There’s photos of him on his first pony at age 8 in Colorado Springs, and bronc riding in Trinidad, Colorado in 1950. He left his home in Colorado when he was 17, to go work on large cattle ranches in northern New Mexico. This also sparked his romance for the west and to create authentic artwork. Fast forward to June 2000, and there’s a photo of Kerby roping in Denver, Colorado, on his 71st birthday. More about this artist is included in this book. (Note: Kerby died at age 87 in 2016, but his family continues his western legacy).
5 1/2 by 8 1/2 inches, 130 pages plus.
Printed in the United States of America
2002 by Bob Kerby’s Longhorn Studio