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Courage Civil War Cookboo
     

Courage Civil War Cookboo

by William C. Davis
 
Every Civil War buff will want to own this unique cookbook, which takes the reader right into the kitchens of 19th-century America. Illustrated with wonderful period photographs, it intertwines history and food for a fascinating new look at the lives of Civil War soldiers and their families. Traditional recipes, illustrated with full-color photographs and highlighted

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Every Civil War buff will want to own this unique cookbook, which takes the reader right into the kitchens of 19th-century America. Illustrated with wonderful period photographs, it intertwines history and food for a fascinating new look at the lives of Civil War soldiers and their families. Traditional recipes, illustrated with full-color photographs and highlighted with historical anecdotes, include instructions for recreating treats sent in care packages to soldiers in the field, camp dishes, and special meals.

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Barbara Jacobs
With sepia-toned and full-color photographs, and with anecdotes and actual quotes from soldiers and sailors, Davis pieces together a history of mealtime on the Civil War battlefield. His research informs twentieth-century readers of 1860, hardships in a way no straightforward historical account could; the typical ration of bread or hardtack, for example, was nicknamed "sheet iron teeth dullers." Beverages, both hard and not, were highly prized; when sailors were threatened with the loss of their daily grog ration, near mutinies occurred. Reflecting the tastes of those days are more than 40 recipes, most updated for modern kitchens; plain, bland, and simple, they range from artificial oysters (corn is the substitute) and beaten biscuits to holiday treats such as sweet potato pudding. For the history-minded culinarian.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561382873
Publisher:
Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date:
08/28/1993
Pages:
96

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