Western cuisine is finally getting its day on television, with the premiere this weekend of The Pioneer Woman, with Ree Drummond, on the Food Network. The show developed from Drummond’s popular The Pioneer Woman blog. The first episode of the series was titled, you will not be surprised to know, “Home on the Range.” Among the recipes Drummond unveiled was one for Cowboy Breakfast Sandwiches (it involves Texas Toast).
The multifaceted Pioneer Woman blog (thepioneerwoman.com), which has copious photos of her husband (aka, the Marlboro Man), as well as lots of other photos taken in her daily life on a ranch, is always interesting to check out (she once kissed James Garner in an elevator, she reveals).
Of course, not everyone is a Ree Drummond fan, as various video parodies suggest, including this particularly amusing one which posits a theme song for the cooking show based on the Beverly Hillbillies theme song.