Food in the American Military: A History

Food in the American Military: A History

by John C. Fisher, Carol Fisher
     
 

American soldiers and sailors have progressed from simple campfire and ship's deck cooking to today's nutritionally sound, menu diverse, high tech, and ethnically correct feeding options. This book describes in great detail the development of rations used by America's military war by war from the Revolutionary period to the present, especially the challenges of

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Overview

American soldiers and sailors have progressed from simple campfire and ship's deck cooking to today's nutritionally sound, menu diverse, high tech, and ethnically correct feeding options. This book describes in great detail the development of rations used by America's military war by war from the Revolutionary period to the present, especially the challenges of preserving and transporting the food. It discusses research into rations, the evolution of the training of cooks and bakers and others, and various methods of storage, preparation, and distribution of food. Numerous first-person accounts appear throughout.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786434176
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
11/17/2010
Pages:
291
Sales rank:
662,178
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

John C. Fisher is the author of two historical books, numerous food related articles, and a column for Missouri Life Magazine. He lives in Kennett, Missouri. Carol Fisher is a former teacher and lives in Kennett, Missouri.

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