"Can't Get Full On Fancy"


Kent Rollins is one of my favorite people ever to appear on Chopped. His cowboy-gentleman manners, his jokes- but, most of all, his delicious chuckwagon cooking - needs to find its way into your heart, and onto your table. I know your family will enjoy this collection of delicious, easy recipes and stories as much as I do.

-Ted Allen, host Food Network Chopped

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The recipes involve simple pantry ingredients that create full-flavor. They are cowboy favorites, family recipe staples from growing up and wholesome comfort food.

More than just recipes, this cookbook is a step back to a simpler place and a slower pace.

Sprinkled throughout this hardbound, full-color book are stunning photos of the various ranches Kent and Shannon have cooked on while feeding cowboys during spring and fall gatherings.

You'll also find humorous and touching poetry, western and chuck wagon history, cowboy code and traditions - all painted through the vivid stories by Kent and the many characters he's met along the trails.

Kent grew up ranching, and in the early 90's combined his passion for cooking and cowboying when he restored an 1876 Studebaker chuck wagon and began cooking for traditional working ranches. A tradition few still follow, Kent and Shannon continue to cook for cowboys across the Oklahoma, Kansas, New Mexico and Texas areas.

Kent has also appeared on numerous T.V. shows including the Food Network's Chopped Grill Masters, Chopped Redemption and Throwdown with Bobby Flay as well as CBS Sunday Morning and NBC Food Fighters.

Amazon Top 100 Books for a Lifetime of Cooking

Yahoo! Cookbook of the Week

Barnes and Noble Top Picks in Cookbooks

Featured on: Fox and Friends CBS Sunday Morning Hallmark's Home and Family

What Others Say...

And More About Kent

At the beginning of Kent's cooking career, he spent time with his uncle guiding and feeding hunters deep in the Gila Wilderness of New Mexico. From there he bought a chuck wagon in 1993 and began cooking for ranches and soon expanded into catering. Because of Kent's growing popularity and his preservation of a historic way of life, the governor of Oklahoma proclaimed Kent the Official Chuck Wagon of Oklahoma in 1996.

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I read the whole thing in one sitting and decided I was definitely going to make EVERY recipe in the book. I enjoyed this recipe book more than any other I have (and I have a lot). It's amazing and I love the stories and everything that goes with it. The recipes are so down to earth and easy."

Sheri Iverson
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Kent Rollins is as good of a cook and author as he is a man...and that is saying a lot. Everyone eats, but not everyone cooks. This is a cookbook that helps you cook wonderful food and enjoy doing it. On top of the great recipes and stories that Kent reveals is the beautiful photography by his wonderful wife Shannon. This book is a must!

Steve Anderson