Buffalo Girl Cooks Bison

By (author): Jennifer Bain
ISBN 9781771510752
Softcover | Publication Date: October 14, 2014
Book Dimensions: 7.5 in x 9 in
252 Pages

About the Book

More than 100 wildly delicious recipes that use North America’s original red meat, from bison rancher and award-winning food writer Jennifer Bain.

Buffalo Girl Cooks Bison is the first comprehensive contemporary bison cookbook for a general North American market. With more than 100 well-tested, delectable recipes, Bain ensures that you’ll have plenty of culinary inspiration for every cut of bison.

Recipes include Bison + Cheddar Biscuits, Quinoa + Kale Bison Soup, Maple-Whisky Bison Burgers, Southwestern Braised Bison Short Ribs, Pan-Fried Bison Liver with Dijon-Shallot Cream Sauce, and many more.

Bison are primarily grass-fed as well as hormone and antibiotic free. And their meat is naturally lean and high in protein, iron, and omega-3 essential fatty acids.

In Buffalo Girl Cooks Bison, you’ll also meet prominent bison ranchers from all over the United States and Canada who share their rowdy and riotous adventures. They champion “ethical carnivorism”: meeting what you eat, caring about how an animal is raised, and being respectful enough to eat every available part.

About the Author(s)

Jennifer Bain is an award-winning food writer and former editor at the Toronto Star. She is the author of Toronto Star Cookbook: More than 150 Diverse and Delicious Recipes Celebrating Ontario, which was shortlisted for an International Association of Culinary Professionals award. She divides her time between Toronto and her ranch on the Alberta prairies.


“A surprisingly diverse creation … it is a cookbook, but it’s also a compelling history text, and a selection of stories about bison.” —Edmonton Journal

“Each palate pleasing, appetite satisfying bison meat recipe is thoroughly ‘kitchen cook friendly.’ A unique and original specialty cookbook, Buffalo Girl Cooks Bison will prove to be an enduringly popular addition to personal, professional, family, and community library cookbook collections.” —Midwest Book Review

“Reviewing the 100-plus recipes in this photo-rich 240-page book, it’s clear that [Bain] has discovered delicious ways to cook [bison] … she has smartly divided the book into user-friendly chapters dedicated to [specific cuts] and provides dishes for every season.” —Times Colonist

“This book makes for a fascinating read – it’s a cookbook you will have a hard time putting down. Parts of it read like an adventure story, parts of it like a history book. The recipes are more than just recipes – they are tributes to a majestic animal that deserves more ‘air time’ in the kitchens of Canada…Bain has done herself and her herd proud in producing this guide to all things bison.” —RecipeGeek.com

“[At the] Taste Canada’s Cook the Books … The audience was tipping out of their seats, yearning for a taste, yet settling for a sneak peek of the Bison Sliders with Blueberry Barbeque Sauce, Goat Cheese and Marinated Red Onions, a recipe from Jennifer’s cookbook; Buffalo Girl Cooks Bison.” —CanolaEatWell.com