“A showcase for Montana ingredients. There are hunter favorites such as elk and deer and some more rare delicacies like rattlesnake or beaver.” —Bozeman Daily Chronicle
From mountain streams in the west to rolling prairies in the east, Montana’s habitats and natural resources offer an abundance of culinary possibilities. The mountains provide the necessities for a delightful elk tenderloin with huckleberry demi-glace, while the prairie contributes to rattlesnake cakes with roasted red pepper remoulade. And gardens and farms statewide produce the makings of Aunt Lois O’Toole’s rhubarb strawberry pie. Chef Barrie Boulds and author Jean Petersen present locally sourced epicurean dishes that exude Montanan charm. Historical context enhances seventy-five easy yet sophisticated recipes celebrating unique flavors and heritage—with forewords from Chef Eric Trager and Western Ag Reporter editor Linda Grosskopf.
“With over seventy recipes melting with Montanan history, The Big Sky Bounty is sure to be a cookbook worth shelf space for every self-respecting western cook.” —Women Writing the West
“[Recipes] range from the kind of soul food you might expect—like the Elk Chili and Native American Gaboo Boo Bread—to the finer Roasted Squab with Grapes . . . Although the book offers a strong nod to gourmet cooking, the recipes are not complicated, and the ingredients are honest and straightforward.” —Yellowstone Valley Woman