A Swallow Press Book
“(McElfresh) preserves for us the recipes and cooking methods of the Old West.”
Joseph O'Mahoney, former U.S. Senator from Wyoming
“This is a ‘must have’ book for your Wild West library. Don’t you dare go out on a cattle drive without this book. This outstanding book has a ‘WOW!+’ rating.”
Lone Star Book Review
No chuck wagon feed is complete without its basic ingredients of beans, beef, hot biscuits, apple pie, and lots of coffee. Beth McElfresh shows you how to host the all–time chuck wagon feed with easy–to–follow recipes.
Included are original recipes for boiled apple dumplings, lima beans baked with steak, and general, everyday useful tips, all from the renowned Western cook, Hi Pockets. She describes various health remedies learned from the old–timers on the range, that are as useful today as they were then.
Also included are recipes showing you how to create actual hand lotion and soaps like those used in the rugged west; wines, tea, punch, even candy and ice cream are included.
Beth McElfresh, “Mrs. Scout,” served as an apprentice cook under Hi Pockets, then as a roundup cook throughout the old west for many years. She resides in Wyoming.