When Waylon sang "Mama don't let your babies grow up to be Cowboys", was it because the food was bad? It's true that food on the range could be difficult, but they did find a way to get their protein intake. 

Harty, rib sticking food is the cowboy way. Jerky was accessible and was  complimented by beans, hard biscuits, fruits and stews. The contents of a stew called 'Son of a Bitch', needs to be heard to be believed. Not quite to my liking. 

Besides food, Cowboys had their liquid favourites. Sarsaparilla was reported to have special medicinal benefits. And then there is Cowboy Coffee.  Barbara takes you through the process. If you get acid reflux when you have coffee, this  might be the way forward for you.

A couple of good history yarns along the way.

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June 10, 2021 — Phil Bertino
Tags: Cowboy Jerky