While talking with my critique partners over lunch, we got to talking about food, and then cowboy food. I was asked what kind of food does a cowboy eat? I stopped and looked at them and said “Whatever they want.”
So I decided to take a look on the internet. Most of what I found under cowboy food was BBQ, which I can understand there was also Chili. So I started thinking about it, I’ve been to a few BBQ’s at rodeo’s and the primary foods were: BBQ beef, BBQ chicken, grilled chicken, beans, and bread.
Looking at a book I had about the cowboy life, it said the Chuck Wagon on the range usually fed the cowboys: Beef, beans, pork and beans, biscuits.
I started thinking about my cowboy books Quick Silver Ranch: Roped & Ready, and, Quick Silver Ranch: Saddle Up.
Because my books have an adult dude ranch, I made sure there was a chef on the ranch who cooked for everyone. And I realized this chef while dinner always had beef, made sure the meals were balanced and everything was served family style. And there was always dessert.
So do you have a favorite food?
I’d have to say mine is pizza and burgers.