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Civil War Recipes: Receipts from the Pages of Godey's Lady's Book
 
 

Civil War Recipes: Receipts from the Pages of Godey's Lady's Book [Kindle Edition]

Lily May Spaulding , John Spaulding
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Godey's Lady's Book, perhaps the most popular magazine for women in nineteenth-century America, had a national circulation of 150,000 during the 1860s. The recipes (spelled ""receipts"") it published were often submitted by women from both the North and the South, and they reveal the wide variety of regional cooking that characterized American culture. There is a remarkable diversity in the recipes, thanks to the largely rural readership of Godey's Lady's Book and to the immigrant influence on the country in the 1860s. Fish and game were readily available in rural America, and the number of seafood recipes testifies to the abundance of the coastal waters and rivers. The country cook was a frugal cook, particularly during wartime, so there are a great many recipes for leftovers and seasonal produce. In addition to a wide sampling of recipes that can be used today, Civil War Recipes includes information on Union and Confederate army rations, cooking on both homefronts, and substitutions used during the war by southern cooks.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1753 KB
  • Print Length: 284 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0813120829
  • Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky (6 Dec 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00H3T26CQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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Interesting history on the diets of the Civil War soldiers as well as authentic recipes from the home front. Many are the basis of our recipes today. I had a lot of fun trying some of them and they were delicious. The historical section at the beginning was well researched and very interesting reading.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting. Well researched & well written. 25 Feb 1999
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I have an interest in civil war history since my grandfather fought in the civil war (union side). This book was well researched and well written. It adds a new perspective to the times.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent glimpse of life during the Civil War. 29 Dec 2002
By Wendy A. B. Whipple - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
With its well-written introduction, this marvelous book is a great way to read about one aspect of life during the American Civil War.
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.
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating reading. Not just a cook book but history too! 18 Mar 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Interesting history on the diets of the Civil War soldiers as well as authentic recipes from the home front. Many are the basis of our recipes today. I had a lot of fun trying some of them and they were delicious. The historical section at the beginning was well researched and very interesting reading.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Civil War Recipes 26 Mar 2011
By Sharron A. Bortz - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I love this book. I am a Civil War re-enactor and have bought several cookbooks from the era, but this one is the easiest to use. It contains recipes that were printed in Godey with explanations of 'iffy' terms. Most of the cookbooks from the time period are interesting but impossible to use because the ingredients and techniques are unidentifiable.
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting. Well researched & well written. 25 Feb 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I have an interest in civil war history since my grandfather fought in the civil war (union side). This book was well researched and well written. It adds a new perspective to the times.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dozen's of old and interesting recipes 5 April 2010
By Stephen H. Paulson Jr. - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Many recipes that were included in this book were interesting. Some you could still follow today to make old time recipes that are over a hundred years old. Some of the recipes were odd or unappealing for today's American palette, but were still interesting. I used this on a project covering the food of civil war soldiers for my HIST 1101 class. Full of useful recipes.
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