Where do cowboys cook their meals? On the range! This week on the Joshua David Stein Variety Hour… Half Hour, host Joshua David Stein is headed west, talking about cowboy chefs with guest Kent Rollins, an acclaimed chuck wagon cook. With a restored 1876 Studebaker wagon, Kent and his wife Shannon travel across the country catering for weddings, corporate events and heritage festivals while preserving a part of America’s history. He is also the author of “A Taste of Cowboy: Ranch Recipes and Tales from the Trail,” which is released April 7, 2015, and notably came out victorious on Throwdown with Bobby Flay. Kent shares great highlights of his amazing career and a sneak peak of techniques and recipes from his book before telling Joshua his favorite cowboy meal to cook. After the break, Joshua welcomes musical guests Paper Anniversary, also known as Katherine Slingluff and Andy Stuckey, to sing a few country/bluegrass/Americana inspired tunes. Click here to check out their newest release. This program was brought to you by White Oak Pastures.

“Most of all, it’s [cowboy cooking] about simplicity. It’s about not having to go to the store. You can reach in your pantry and find most the stuff that’s in this cookbook.” [1:33]

“You get into that chuck wagon, which is the first meals on wheels ever invented, you know, you folks here in New York, ya’ll got food trucks but I’ve got the original food truck.” [3:52]

Kent Russell on the Joshua David Stein Variety Hour… Half Hour