New cookbooks are a dime a dozen, but soon-to-be-released Cooking the Cowboy Way: Recipes Inspired by Campfires, Chuck Wagons, and Ranch Kitchens by Grady Spears (October 20, 2009) definitely looks purchase-worthy.
From the publisher:
"Native Texan and cowboy-turned-chef Grady Spears has created cowboy menus for restaurants he co-owned in Fort Worth, Texas; Granbury, Texas; and Beverly Hills, California, as well as for the Bush family at the Texas Governor's Mansion. This is Grady's fifth cookbook. He owns Grady's Restaurant in his hometown of Fort Worth, Texas."
A few of the mouth-watering recipes include: Wildcatter Creamed Spinach, Cayenne-rubbed Ribeye with Lime Butter, Wild Mustang Salad, Grilled Salmon with Barbecue Sauce, Autumn Pear Crisp, and a Wildcatter Top-shelf Margarita.
And based on a sneak preview from Google books, the photography inside is equally delicious.
Can't wait to get my hands on it and test-drive some of its offerings soon!