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Montanan cuisine finally makes it onto America's culinary map thanks to the efforts of Brokaw and Wright. The cooking of America's western plains reflects the habits of the ranchers who populate these wide-open expanses on the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains. Since a hearty breakfast is vital to generating the physical stamina needed for a day of horse riding and cattle herding, the authors offer recipes for baked eggs, rich cinnamon rolls, and sage-chive biscuits. A picnic lunch on the range features bison burgers. Bison also appears in a distinctive version of osso buco. Despite Montana's northern clime, Mexican-inspired foods dominate: margaritas, chilis rellenos, and guacamole. Recipes call for plenty of exotic ingredients, such as Meyer lemons and Roquefort cheese. Essays on the joys of ranch life offer insight into the rhythms of Montana life, and full-page color photographs give a good sense of this wide-open territory. Brokaw's husband Tom contributes a foreword recounting his early infatuation with the West that led him to buy a Montana ranch. Mark Knoblauch
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"Recipes for gussied-up frontier fare. Gorgeous photos of cowboy country included."
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Artisan (April 7, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1579652689
  • ISBN-13: 978-1579652685
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 0.9 x 10.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #395,676 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Ellen Wright fan on March 10, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Ellen Wright has done it again. This time, with Meredith Brokaw. And the two have combined to put together a wonderful array of recipes that are easy to follow and wonderful to serve to guests. Often at my dinner parties I refer to Ellen Wright's previous books. But now Big Sky opens a new door to cooking and presents inviting and simple recipes that will have your guests in awe of your skills. Even for simple family meals, you will find yourself referring to Big Sky time and time again... I don't know what I did before Big Sky was published. This is a five-star cookbook that everyone should have in their home.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By lanabanana on August 5, 2012
Format: Hardcover
I love the cookbook. Unfortunately, it is ruined by faulty editing of too many of the receipts. For example, ONE CUP of minced garlic in 3.5 cups of chimicurri sauce? FOUR POUNDS of beets for a soup this supposed to serve 6-8? 3.5 TEASPOONS of baking soda for parmesan pan biscuits that makes 12 biscuits.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By William G. Armstrong Jr. on March 10, 2006
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Those who have followed Ellen Wright's colorful advice about entertaining back East should surely be eager to gobble up her third hardcover offering ... this one co-authored with Tom Brokaw's wife Meredith ... about how to really do it right out West.

Given her eye for great photography and scenery that sets the mood for serious as well as whimsical meals, Ellen's "Big Sky Cooking" has already earned a place on my kitchen bookshelf as a combination coffee table travelogue and special occasion reference book.

I'm looking forward to using it during lakeside entertainment at our cabin this summer.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Carol on May 18, 2006
Format: Hardcover
The recipes are great but the text articles about life in Paradise Valley make this book truly wonderful! My only criticism (and I'm also writing the publisher) is that the editing needs work. Several typos keep this from being a 5 star book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on October 14, 2006
Format: Hardcover
The authors experienced a frantic Manhattan lifestyle tempered by visits to Montana until they bought a ranch and become involved in the food traditions of the area. When passionate cook Ellen Wright discovered the area's blend of fresh game and ingredients, she joined them and BIG SKY COOKING WITH REFLECTIONS features a fine blend of full-page color photos, recipes, and dishes steeped in Montana ingredients. Sesame-Soy Venison Chops, Elk Pepper Steaks, and Bison Osso Busco aren't dishes you'll find many other places, either.

Diane C. Donovan

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By K. Kelley on December 28, 2008
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This book has great pictures and fairly good recipes. Its kind of a yuppy moves to the west and lets get into the life style of Montana book.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Carl Robinson on November 5, 2006
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This book is filled with excellent recipes that are different from your every day common recipes. An excellent addition to my wife's cook book collection.

One recipe in the book "McCleod's Hot Mustard" is worth the price of the book.

Carl Robinson
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Format: Hardcover
I absolutely love this cookbook and, although I do happen to be lucky enough to live in Big Sky Country, I'd love this cookbook even if I was forced to live in another (not nearly as cool) American state. In reality this book is really many books in one: Brokaw family album, coffeetable-quality scenery, American West living guide and it's jam-packed with lots of wonderful easy-to-prepare recipes. There's some pretty darn decent writing in it to boot. A few of my favorite sections of the book: "Rhythms of the Ranch", Time On Hold", "The Mane Event" and McGuane's "Taking Stock". Favorite recipes of mine are "Val's Cinnamon Rolls" (even my own mother was impressed that I actually used old-fashioned yeast), "Rocky Mountain Potato Salad", "Sesame-Soy Venison Chops", Oven-Roasted Carrots, Parsnips, and Potatoes", "Marjoram Onions", "Bison Osso Buco" (although I substitute vension shanks), "Elk Pepper Steaks", "Boulder River Banked Beans", "Chipotle Chicken with Smokey Grilled Vegetables" and for dessert I prefer the "Berry Cobbler" recipe here over all others. All in all this is a wonderful book and belongs on the shelves of kitchens in the American West and Beyond!!!!
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