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Now, she's taking her frontier out of the World Wide Web into a cookbook, "The Pioneer Woman Cooks." She took a moment to talk to Slashfood about her country cooking, during one of the stops on her book tour.
Slashfood: You're known for your down-home, hearty meals. Do you seriously eat that stuff every night?
PW: Well, we don't eat chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes and gravy every night. Gravy is probably a once or twice a month thing. Generally speaking, eating on the ranch with the cowboys is more of a refueling thing and they do work hard. They get up at 5 and in the summertime, sweat ... sweat so much.
But I do eat everything in my cookbook. It's just really about portion control. I don't do the Cheesecake Factory's portions of the chicken spaghetti, for instance. The guys work too hard to really be calorie-conscious or fat-conscious so if we really need to trim it down, it's all about portion.
Read the rest of our exclusive interview with Ree Drummond after the jump.