Monday, July 14, 2008

July 14, 2008

The weekend was nice. We took my new car shopping on Saturday and Sunday we cleaned out the garage (well, most of it). There is still much to be done, but it's looking better.

After the garage we need to tackle the attic, but that's a fall job. It's about 130 degrees up there right now.

I got this really cool notice in my email today from True West magazine's executive editor, Bob Boze Bell:

"We are planning some groovy surprises for this fall.

My good friend Sherry Monahan is going to start doing a column on food and entertainment in the Old West. Sherry's book "Taste of Tombstone" is an excellent source for what the cowboys and gamblers of Arizona actually ate in the cafes and restaurants of frontier Arizona.

As readers of True West magazine already know, Tombstone was quite cosmopolitan. For grins, here are some examples of menu items from 1882 at the Maison Doree:

.. Chicken Liver Crochettes, ala Parisienne
.. Veal Cutlettes, plain and breaded
.. Antelope, a la Governor
.. Oyster Patties
.. Salmon Croquettes in Cream Sauce (also Colorado River Salmon in Lobster Sauce)
.. Spring Lamb
.. English Plum Pudding, Hard Brandy Sauce
.. Cream Pie

And no, there is no mention of cowboy beans at any of the numerous restaurants in the fancy silver mining town. "

I knew I was getting a column but it was so cool to see this!

This photo is of me and Bob at the Western Writers of America booksigning last month in Scottsdale.

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