Civil War Recipes: Receipts from the Pages of Godey's Lady's by Lily May Spaulding, John Spaulding

By Lily May Spaulding, John Spaulding

Godey's Lady's ebook, probably the most well-liked journal for ladies in nineteenth-century the United States, had a countrywide move of 150,000 through the 1860s. The recipes (spelled ""receipts"") it released have been usually submitted by way of girls from either the North and the South, and so they demonstrate the wide range of nearby cooking that characterised American tradition. there's a notable variety within the recipes, because of the principally rural readership of Godey's Lady's e-book and to the immigrant effect at the state within the 1860s. Fish and online game have been on hand in rural the US, and the variety of seafood recipes testifies to the abundance of the coastal waters and rivers. the rustic cook dinner was once a frugal cook dinner, quite in the course of wartime, so there are an outstanding many recipes for leftovers and seasonal produce. as well as a large sampling of recipes that may be used at the present time, Civil conflict Recipes contains details on Union and accomplice military rations, cooking on either homefronts, and substitutions used in the course of the struggle by way of southern cooks

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The main substitute for sugar was sorghum, but other substitutes could be used—honey, maple sugar, boiled sap from butternut or walnut trees, sugar beets, and persimmons (Hooker, 1981). Tea: Herb teas were used when black tea was not available. The more common of these were the leaves of the black alder, blackberry, currant, holly, huckleberry, and raspberry bushes and the bark of the sassafras tree (Hooker 1981; Porcher, 1863). Confederate soldiers made "tea" from corn bran, ginger, or various herbs (Wiley, 1943).

You should allow 2 gallons of brine plus food enough to fill a 4-gallon container. Simple syrup for fruit drinks: Combine 3 cups of sugar with 3 cups of water and bring to a boil. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Cover and boil for 5 minutes without stirring. Cool. Store in refrigerator in a clean covered container. Makes about 4% cups of syrup. Sweet herbs: Use equal parts of fresh parsley, tarragon, chives, and chervil, minced. If dried herbs are used, use only half the amounts. They are usually added the last few minutes of cooking.

A Georgia's family's food situation during the summer of 22 INTRODUCTION 1865 was grim: "We have no kind of meat in our house but ham and bacon, and have to eat hominy instead of rice at dinner. . Cornfield peas have been our staple diet for the last ten days. Mother has cooked them in every variety of style she ever heard of, but they are cornfield peas still. All this would have been horribly mortifying a year or two ago, but everyone knows how it is now, and I am glad to have even cornfield peas to share with the soldiers" (Andrews, 1995: 302).

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