Feast Or Famine: Food and Drink in American Westward Expansion

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University of Missouri Press, 2008 - Cooking - 356 pages
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"Drawing on the journals and correspondence of pioneers, Horsman examines more than a hundred years of history, recording components of the diets of various groups, including travelers, settlers, fur traders, soldiers, and miners. He discusses food-preparation techniques, including the development of canning, and foods common in different regions"--Provided by publisher.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Food in the Forest
9
Land of Pork and Corn
32
Game on Every Side
55
Meat and More Meat
81
Tortillas and Frijoles
107
On the Oregon Trail
127
Water before Every Door
147
Rank and File
225
Officers Wives
242
Food on the Run
273
Ranch and Chuck Wagon
299
Long Horizons
319
Conclusion
341
Index
345
Acknowledgments
355

By Land and Sea
171
Food at the Mines
195

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