Faith, Family and the Feast

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Food is what brings families, friends and neighbors together. We wanted this cookbook to not only be a collection of recipes but filled with stories, poems and vivid pictures that illustrate the importance of sharing food and fellowship.


In our first cookbook, A Taste of Cowboy, we shared our cowboy cooking roots with hearty yet simple recipes. We wanted to continue in that tradition yet open up the gate a bit and share more variety on the table. In Faith, Family & the Feast, we’ve added more garden fresh ingredients, an entire chapter on grilling recipes and tips and comfort foods sizzling in the iron skillet.

This isn’t just a cookbook, it’s an open invitation to come spend time with us on the porch, visit, and set yourself a place at our table

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Shannon and Kent Rollins exemplify quintessential rural America, a place where family values are sacred and community ties are strong. Weaving family recipes with deeply personal stories, they take you on a spiritual journey, giving you a glimpse of a slow and deliberate lifestyle that remains unmarked by time. You’ll be inspired to gather your own family around the table, feed them with these delicious dishes, and create in your own home the tangible feelings of love, warmth, and fellowship that spill from the pages of Faith, Family, & the Feast.
-Amy Mills and Mike Mills, owners of 17th Street Barbecue and authors of Peace, Love, and Barbecue and Praise the Lard

A Taste of Cowboy

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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.

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

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

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.