A Taste of the Old Wild West With the Convenience of Today!
It’s one thing to have a fancy laboratory to play around in to try to make new, innovative seasonings, and to devote full time to such an endeavor. It is quite another to develop some of the most unique, authentic, and flavorful seasonings available to the market from a chuck wagon while cooking for some ol’ greasy belly cowboys out on the trail.
Well, that is exactly what Jerry Baird has accomplished over the past 30 years through his mixture of herbs and spices to create some really unique flavors. Significantly, Jerry’s seasonings have relatively low amounts of sodium. And, now, these seasonings are being offered under the brand name of Jerry Baird’s Gourmet Spices. These seasonings truly are “authentic”.
One can only imagine what it is like to cook for thousands of folks who are expecting a gourmet meal, even under the most difficult conditions. And, that is what Jerry Baird has done, and continues to do.
After all, we all become food gourmets when we have our knives and forks in our hands. We expect to be treated like kings and queens. We expect quality. And that is what the Executive Committee at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta expected and received.
And the 1995 Longhorn Cattle Drive from Texas to Montana.
And all of the other groups who have been served vittles by Jerry Baird using his wonderful seasonings. We call it a taste of the Old West with the convenience of today.
Texas Country Reporter
Jerry Baird was featured on a very popular TV show called the Texas Country Reporter in 2006 and 2007. Jerry was cooking from his chuck wagon for some more ol’ greasy belly cowboys at a ranch in West Texas, and Bob Phillips did a terrific job of presenting Jerry Baird in his true glory.
Will Rogers Academy of Western Artists
Surely, most folks have heard of Will Rogers. Annually, there is a get together in Ft. Worth called the Will Rogers Academy of Western Artists that was formed to to recognize and honor outstanding individuals who, through their accomplishments, preserve and perpetuate the traditions, values and heritage of the American Cowboy.
There are several categories for which honors are given, including “those who continue the time-honored arts of campfire and chuck wagon cookery”. Jerry Baird was given recognition and encouragement by the Academy in 2005, thereby receiving the Will Rogers Western Artist award for the second time, for bringing the cowboy movement into the 21st century through his contemporary work and by carrying on the traditions of those who preceded him in the use of the chuck wagon.
The Chuck Wagon
We’ve made more than a few references to Jerry’s Chuck Wagon. Did you know: thanks in large part to the efforts of Jerry Baird, the chuck wagon, an old-style wooden wagon equipped with a cook stove and provisions traditionally used by cowboys, was named the official vehicle of Texas?
In appreciation of this great event, Jerry Baird and his friends circled their wagons and entertained the State Senate and Governor of Texas with some wonderful chuck wagon food seasoned with Jerry Baird’s Gourmet Spices.
Over the years, Jerry Baird has won more championships than most folks even participate in. From the Cabrito World Championship in 1976 to the Doral Championship in 2006, Jerry Baird has out performed some of the best. Here are just a few other championships that Jerry Baird has won:
• the “Superbowl” championship in 1988,
• the National Chuck Wagon Championship in 1996,
• the American Western Artist Superbowl Chuck wagon
• Challenge in 2004, and many, many others.
One might wonder what is Jerry’s secret. Why has a retired college professor and rancher been so successful in entertaining tens of thousands of folks with some of the best “gourmet” food that they have ever eaten?
The Seasonings We Offer
The truthful answer is Jerry’s “secret” is his All Purpose Seasoning which can be used on barbecue, ribs, briskets, fish, chicken, popcorn, Bloody Mary’s, and whatever.
In fact, “You can put it on anything that ain’t movin’!”TM There have been a lot of attempts to duplicate Jerry’s All Purpose Seasoning, but there just is no other like Jerry’s. And, that is why so many other chuck wagon cooks also use this product. All of a sudden, they also become gourmet cooks, and they also can feed food gourmets with confidence. And, they also win championships.
Nowadays, Tex Mex has become very popular. Tex-Mex is a term for a type of American food which is used primarily in Texas and the Southwestern United States to describe a regional cuisine which blends food products available in the United States and the culinary creations of Mexican-Americans that are influenced by the cuisines of Mexico.
A given Tex-Mex food may or may not be similar to Mexican cuisine, although it is common for all of these foods to be referred to as “Mexican food” in Texas, the United States and in some other countries.
In many parts of the country outside of Texas this term is synonymous with Southwestern cuisine. Our Fajita Seasoning, Butter Flavored Lemon Pepper with Chipotle, Chuckwagon Chili Mix, Jalapeno Sizzling Salt, and even our Rib & Brisket Rub make the cooking of Tex-Mex food so much easier. Shucks, even Cajuns love Jerry’s seasonings.
By popular demand, we have provided this “gourmet food store”, better known as website, so that anyone, anywhere, can use our seasonings. Each seasoning can be bought individually, or by the case. We also offer a wonderful gift box. Food gifts are usually very popular gift ideas, and you just can’t go wrong in giving some of Jerry Bairds seasonings to your friends and relatives.