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Civil War Era Recipes [Kindle Edition]

Julia Hutchins
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Book Description

Civil War Era Recipes, compiled by Julia Hutchins for American History Fun Facts. This fun book features original recipes from the Civil War era. Compiled from antique cookbooks, this book will keep you entertained with the original grammar, spelling and ingredients from the time period. You'll read such "luscious" sounding recipes as Black Puddings, Hardtack, Sucking Pig and more.

There are some recipes in this book that the modern cook can and will want to try. But many ave been included simply for their "fun factor". Our ancestors typically wasted nothing - when cooking an animal, they used all of the "parts" - something that may make today's cook squirm a bit. They were definitely a resourceful bunch of people!

Note from author: If you are looking for a recipe book that you can immediately use in today's world, this book may not be what you are looking for. These are ORIGINAL recipes from the era - the ingredients and measurements have NOT been revised for today's cook. My goal was to provide the recipes as they were written and used during the Civil War era.

Enjoy reading and trying these old recipes!

NOTE: The table of contents problem mentioned in the review has been fixed. You can now jump to whatever recipe you want, with all of them listed and linked in the table of contents.

Product Details

  • File Size: 110 KB
  • Print Length: 47 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: American History Fun Facts (February 6, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0076PHDXY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #611,836 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars The More Things Change . . . March 13, 2012
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One of the very best ways to understand history is to know or experience something of the culture of the place or time. As I've gone into schools with historical programs and taught homeschool students, I've always tried to bring in food experiences. Food, after all, is about as close to a universal language as we have.

Julia Hutchins' Civil War Era Recipes is a compendium of recipes from a variety of documented sources, both North and South, and for those who know their way around a kitchen, a fair few of them are still usable today. I found a cake recipe that I've been using for more than 60 years here, though very slightly altered as baking powder did not exist at the time, and the strawberry ice cream is very close to the way I make strawberry ice cream today, though I use a blender rather than a sieve. You would even find Robert E. Lee's Punch right at home at your next cocktail party.

There is a Table of Contents, but unfortunately it does not connect with the Kindle navigation menu, nor are the individual recipes interactive. For some reason, the book opens to the first recipe rather than the title page, so you will have to page backwards to access it.

Food history buffs and those who teach this era will find this an interesting read.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great for a school project May 15, 2012
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This is a charming little book with interesting recipes. While some are peculiar to modern tastes, others are easy ti make and fun for kids. They could easily make the Hardtack and Lemonade powder recipes at home for a school project. A few, like, the "Stuffed Spare Ribs" would make an interesting dinner for guests.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Civil War Era Recipes September 3, 2012
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It's ok. I thought there would be more recipes of which i could make today.You would be hard pressed to find some of the foods used.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it! May 6, 2012
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Although I might never actually use the recipes, save one or two, I really enjoyed this blast from the past - I'm a histry major interested in the Civil War :)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Slice of history June 11, 2013
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Nice ideas...not all feasible for 2013: a lot of great recipes and I will be using some of them!-loved it
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5.0 out of 5 stars For those who love food and recipe histories December 26, 2012
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There are a number of great recipes in this book that would taste great to the palates that exist today. It is fun to see how some food items were popular during the civil war era.
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