"Big Sky Cooking" is the ideal combination of delicious recipes, evocative prose, and lush photography-- the gift book of the year for anyone who loves the American West, and especially for those who vacation (or have second homes) anywhere in the Mountain time zone. Read more...
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"Big Sky Cooking" is the ideal combination of delicious recipes, evocative prose, and lush photography-- the gift book of the year for anyone who loves the American West, and especially for those who vacation (or have second homes) anywhere in the Mountain time zone. The wide-open spaces and dramatic peaks, the rolling pastures and abundant wildlife, the clean, fresh air and crystal clear waters . . . the West is filled with sensual seductions that lure people from all walks of life to ski and hike, to ride horses and go rafting, to hunt and fish; they come to cook, eat, and be merry.
Meredith Brokaw and Ellen Wright show you how to re-create this lifestyle with the perfect prairie picnic or campfire celebration, the ultimate barbecue or a civilized supper under the stars in nearly one hundred accessible recipes. "Big Sky Cooking" also delves into the rhythms that define life there, with lyrical reflections and descriptions from well-known writers and artists. And surrounding all this beautiful prose and delicious food are 150 stunning color photographs that capture the essence of this delicious and magical part of the country.
- ISBN-13: 9781579652685
- ISBN-10: 1579652689
- Publisher: Artisan Publishers
- Publish Date: May 2006
- Page Count: 224
We've all enjoyed armchair travel and what I've called armchair cookingdreaming about recreating Thomas Keller's ultra-haute "oysters and pearls" or whipping up one of Ferrán Adrià's magical foams. In Big Sky Cooking, by Meredith Brokaw (yes, Tom's wife) and Ellen Wright, we have a wonderfully enjoyable example of armchair living, recipes included. Montana is not exactly an exotic destination, nor are these down-to-earth dishes difficult to make, but most of us don't live on a large ranch with a great trout stream in an isolated valley north of Yellowstone. Tom and Meredith Brokaw doit's their "perfect complement" to the hurly-burly pace of Manhattan and it's been their shared passion for more than 16 years. With help from her friend, cookbook author Ellen Wright, glorious full-color photographs and Montana reflections by five of their literary friends, Meredith shares her "home on the range" with you. The meals and menus follow the rhythm of the ranch: forget cholesterol and breakfast on Bacon and Egg Pie and Lala's lavish Cheese Grits; for lunch, stuff pita pockets with easy Curried Chicken Salad or try the unusual Stetson Salad, with an intensely flavored aioli/pesto dressing. When there's an ocean of stars overhead, bring on the Dutch Oven Short Ribs and Marjoram Onions, grill Chipotle Chicken and end the evening with Rhubarb Crisp or Strawberry Fool. Good life, good eats, I think I'll move in.