Food and Recipes of the Civil War
Chock full of recipes with step-by-step directions for kids to follow, this series is a unique way for kids to eat their way through American history. Many modern historians think the history of mankind is not to be found solely in the decisions of rulers and battles won or lost, but in the lives of everyday people. Looking closely at the environment, economics, eating habits, and favorite foods of our American forebears teaches us volumes about their world and ours.
The American Civil War was a difficult time for everyone, especially those living in the South. Kids will see firsthand the creativity that wartime cooks displayed through meals made with the bare essentials: salt pork in cornmeal, sweet potato pie, and hoe cake.