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I unexpectedly received this book in the mail. Even though I have never been to Texas, I have heard about the food from many. It’s a region that I’ve aalways wanted to see for many reasons, one of which is the food. I wanted to share the book with you in case you also had an interest.
Urban Cowgirl: Decadently Southern, Outrageously Texan, Food, Family Traditions, and Style for Modern Life
By: Sarah Penrod
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Lone Star Books; New edition edition (May 1, 2017)
Cover price $29.95
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Celebrating the modern Southern culture, country chic lifestyle, and spitfire attitude of the city cowgirl… the cowgirl in heels.
Part cookbook, part how-to and inspirational guide for the modern city girl with Southern roots and a cowgirl attitude, Urban Cowgirl features Sarah Penrod’s unique outlook and point of view—as shared with viewers on the Next Food Network Star. Her approach is to take classic Southern and Texas foods and ingredients and traditions like the tailgate and give them a new twist with her personal brand of sparkle and shine. Her recipes for family dinners and girls’- nights- in all come with her own special touch and her outsized personality.
Urban cowgirls appreciate Southern big city lifestyle, but don’t let the high heels and designer dresses fool you. These girls will celebrate their heritage, acknowledge their cultural roots, and build from traditional values, with a smile on their face and a glass of sweet tea in their hand. They may have a designer coffee table littered with gourmet cooking magazines , but the recipes they hold most dear are third generation, handwritten, kitchen love letters from a grandmother they may have never even met.
The Urban Cowgirl has over 150 recipes, split up into 3 parts.
I. Urban Cowgirl Recipes
Traditional cookbook chapters and all new recipes including Jalapeno Cinnamon Rolls, Mexican Chocolate Lattes with Coffee Shop Caramel Sauce, Espresso Iced Tea, Black Lemonade, Shrimp Kisses with Caramelized Pineapple Coulis, Pimento Cheese Stuffed Peppers, Ahi Tuna with Margarita Vinaigrette, Strawberry Barbecue Wings, Texas Gumbo with Jalapeno Cheddar Sausage, Black Eyed Pea Cakes with Jezebel Jam, Southern Eggs Benedict, Goat Cheese Chile Rellenos with Tomato Gravy, Firecracker Fried Chicken with Jalapeno Honey Glaze, Chicken Enchiladas with Buttery Jack Cream Sauce, Sexi Mexi Chicken, West Texas Butter Bread, and many many more!
II. Artisan Beauty
Step by step tutorials with photos in traditions like handmade soap, boo boo balm, natural face masks, milk baths, bath fizzies, sugar scrubs and more!
III. Urban Cowgirl Traditions
Inspiration and how to’s for classic Southern past-times like the Lake Bottom Fish Fry, Ladies Southern Tea, Lone Star Christmas, Competition Cooking, Making Homemade Wine and Apple Jack, Gulf Coast Road Trips, and Texas Barbecuing.
Sarah Penrod is a young, Southern, Martha -Stewart- meets- Pioneer -Woman spitfire offering remakes of Texas and Southern recipes remade for a modern generation of homemakers and urban cowgirls, edible bath and beauty products, and even gourmet baby food. Sarah is a well-known Christian Speaker, classically trained chef, a White House advocate for reform in the school lunch program, mommy motivator, and owns her own Organic Spa Line www.mommysalts.com. She was a top-four finalist on Food Network’s “Next Food Network Star” and has been steadily filming ever since.