Canadian Cowboy Cookbook

Canadian Cowboy Cookbook

by Duane Radford & Jean Paré
  • cooking
  • from-the-prairies
  • history-politics-current-affairs
  • wilderness-outdoors-nature
The heyday of the true cowboy may have ended long ago, but our fascination with that way of life lives on. The Canadian Cowboy Cookbook is a tip of the hat to all things cowboy, including archival photos and historical information interspersed with delicious recipes to provide an intimate glimpse into life as it was on the range. Cowboy aficionados can now rustle up chow that would do even the crankiest chuckwagon cook proud. Some recipes are authentic cowboy fare, while others have a contemporary twist. The result is delicious food steeped in the romantic nostalgia of a bygone era created for a modern audience.


Duane Radford, author

Duane S. Radford is a multi-award-winning writer and photographer. He was born in Blairmore, Alberta, but grew up in Bellevue, both small towns in the Crowsnest Pass. It was there he first got his taste of the cowboy life at nearby ranches, riding horses, baling hay in the blistering sun, building and mending fences and doing farm chores. He holds both a BSc and an MSc from the University of Calgary, has written over 600 articles and two books, and has received several national communications awards. Duane is the past president of the Outdoor Writers of Canada and currently sits as the chairman of the board of directors for the organization. When he isn’t writing or taking photographs, he spends much of his time outdoors, hunting and fly-fishing.

Jean Paré, author

Jean Paré grew up understanding that the combination of family, friends and home cooking is the best recipe for a good life. She learned to appreciate good cooking from her mother, while her father praised even her earliest attempts in the kitchen. When Jean left home, she took with her a love of cooking, many family recipes and an intriguing desire to read cookbooks as if they were novels!


  • In cowboy culture, some people and some books have proven to be "all hat and no cattle." However, author Duane Radford, co-authors Jean Paré and Gregory Lepine and their stellar book are not that way at all. Almost 70 recipes presented over 160 thick, glossy-coloured ring-bound pages, punctuated with uncluttered photos and that are sure to prod your wild taste buds across an open range of hearty table fare from sun-up to sundown. [...] Corralled in 2016 as a number one seller at the Bar U ranch National Site is also shortlisted for a "Taste Canada Award" from 150 entries at "Regional/Cultural Cookbooks." - Alberta Outdoorsman December 2016

Rights Holder

Rights Holder: Dragon Hill Publishing



rights available: World

Additional Information

age range: All Ages

number of pages: 160

publication date: 06/01/2015

Original language of pub: English

Materials Available: finished book