Jul 14, 2021
Listen to Sherry and Marshall as they talk about B-western
movies. They discuss how they came to be and some of the stars like
Tom Mix and William S. Hart.
B-westerns didn't show food and eating too often, but when they did it was the stereotypical chuckwagon grub of stew, chili, or biscuits. This episode's show notes include a biscuit recipe.
This show's lagniappe:
B-westerns didn't show food and eating too often, but when they did it was the stereotypical chuckwagon grub of stew, chili, or biscuits.
2½ cups flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon lard or butter
1 cup buttermilk
Combine the flour, soda, and salt in a large bowl.
Cut in the butter to form pea pea-sized pieces.
Add the buttermilk and stir just to combine. Do not overbeat.
Gently knead dough one or two times on a heavily floured surface.
Roll out to ½-inch thickness. Place in a greased skillet or baking pan.
Bake at 450°F for 10–15 minutes or until golden.
Note: For an extra-special treat, try adding 1/4 cup shredded
cheese and ½ teaspoon of your favorite herb to the dough before
This recipe was adapted from the Tombstone Daily Epitaph, November 9, 1889.
To learn more about Sherry and her books, visit her website.
To learn more about Marshal and his work, visit his website.
Some of Marshall's favorite B-westerns:
• The Durango Kid starring Charles Starrett
• My Pal Trigger starring Roy Rogers
• Any movie in Red Ryder series starring Wild Bill Elliott
Saloons of the Old West