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Cookin' with Will Rogers based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
I'm always on the lookout for celebrity cookbooks because they're fun to read. Not only is this a great cookbook with wonderful homestyle recipes, the Will Roger quotes are entertaining and delightful. Some of his quotes are more relevant today, than they were in his day. I have a 2002 edition which is a hard cover, spiral bound book. There is a forward from Will Rogers' son, Jim Rogers and about 10 pages of introduction that includes information on Will Rogers, the Dog Iron Ranch (Rogers' birthplace), the Will Rogers Museum and a bio on Rogers' wife. Sprinkled throughout the cookbook are black and white photos of Rogers with trivia and quotes. The cookbook is filled with practical everyday type recipes that I use time and time again. The chapter headings are: Munchies and Gulley Washers (appetizers and beverages) Sidekicks (soups, salads and vegetables) Over the Hot Coals (main dishes and casseroles) From the Ranch, Hen House and Fishing Hole (meat, poultry and seafood) Just Hankerin' for Sweets (pies, pastries and desserts) Hot 'n Risin' (breads and rolls) Some of the included recipes are Buttermilk Stroganoff, Avocado with Crab Dip, 1920's Front Porch Lemonade, Roughneck Bean Soup, Cherry Pepper Salad, Aunt Bessie's 1920 Macaroni and Cheese, Georgia Peach Chicken Roast, Oklahoma Mince Pie, Cow Pies (and they look like the real thing!), Huckleberry Bread (from the Cherokee National Historical Society) and the list goes on! As a wonderful collectible celebrity cookbook and as a practical everyday cookbook, this will make the perfect gift for a Will Rogers' fan. Or just buy it for yourself, like I did.