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Civil War Recipes: Receipts from the Pages of Godey's Lady's Book Hardcover – February 10, 1999
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YA-Motivated by their interests in cooking and history and the search for a plum-pudding recipe like Grandma's, this mother-son team has compiled a cookbook that is rich in Civil War information. Drawn from a 19th-century women's magazine, the recipes were usually submitted by middle-class readers from the rural North and South, and were intended for "common dishes of every day" rather than grand occasions. The authors have added facts about Confederate and Union army rations, customary cooking utensils, and food substitutions frequently used by Southern cooks. Recommended menus, or "bills of fare," for each month, and dates of each recipe's appearance in Godey's are also included. A glossary clarifies terminology rarely used by today's cooks. YAs will be intrigued by this exposure to everyday life during the Civil War. Quaint language ("Thicken some scalding hot milk with a sufficiency of potato flour") enhances the enjoyment of the book, and most recipes can be successfully prepared by modern chefs.-Pamela Cooper-Smuzynski, Fairfax County Public Library, VA
Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
"Presents a picture of domestic life during those difficult years."―Blue Ridge Country
"A valuable work to all readers who are interested in American cooking practices of the past, especially of the era of the Civil War."―Charles P. Roland
"A superb job of filling in the background on cooking term, measurements, techniques, etc., that were commonplace for our ancestors but unknown or baffling today."―Civil War Interactive
"A 'must' for the cookbook collector, and for those who enjoy a good read and good food."―Journal of the West
"Serves up period dishes ranging from the gourmet to army rations."―Publishers Weekly
"Civil War Recipes not only can be put to practical use, but it's also fun to read and chuckle over."―The (Tucson) Arizona Daily Star
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These recipes are taken verbatim from a magazine that was fairly widely read by the ladies of the North and South. They are all dated with the year they were published, in some cases more than once. There's a glossary and notes to help you read the somewhat antique language. There's also a wonderful reference list, with lots of titles for the Civil War historian to look for.
I wanted this book because I love being in the kitchen. I also wanted to improve my knowledge of history, as seen through the eyes of the wives, mothers and daughters. As a genealogist, this book enhances what little I know about my female Civil War ancestors. As an added bonus, many of these recipes sound recreateable in the modern kitchen! This is a great read, even if you're not a cook.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Received as a Christmas gift. Fascinating look at what was available and recommended for families to eat during the 1860s. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Prairieflower
Got this for some of my friends who like the "old recipes". I thought they would get a real kick out of "reading" the recipes, even if they did not want to fix... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Elaine May
This is a great book for civil war reenactors who are interested in learning how to prepare period meals.Published 18 months ago by Chamberlain
Overall I would say 3 1/2 stars. Since the recipes are from that era they are heavy on
eggs and fat. However, it was interesting reading and I enjoyed that part.
Unusual and great old recipes, a few have been tried so far and accepted well at the family dinner tablePublished 24 months ago by William Muller
I do Civil War living history, and I'm always looking for ways to improve my presentations. Since I portray a woman of the period, these recipes will add more to my presentation.Published on October 29, 2013 by V. Eicke