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History Lover's Cookbook

History Lover's Cookbook [Kindle Edition]

Roxe Anne Peacock
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Over 150 full-color photos inspired by nineteenth century recipes, anecdotes, and the Civil War

History Lover’s Cookbook will transport readers through the Battle of First Bull Run/Manassas to April 9, 1865, where General Robert E. Lee stood under an apple tree to dispatch his surrender to General Grant. Do you know what he was eating when he surrendered?

Prepare a picnic of lemonade, raspberry shrub, mint julep, fried chicken, ham sandwiches, potato salad with boiled dressing, cold slaw, soda biscuits and quince marmalade to observe one of the many Civil War re-enactments throughout the United States.

Enjoy eating tea cakes while viewing more than 150 full-color photos of replica Civil War items, re-enactors portraying Abraham Lincoln, Generals Custer, Lee and Grant, foods and recipes inspired by the nineteenth century.

Share in the Union’s Thanksgiving holiday by preparing recipes from the chapter, Siege at Petersburg.

Find out what General Grant ate every morning with his breakfast.

Roxe Anne Peacock brings the nineteenth century and Civil War era to life through the wonderful photography depicted throughout the book.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6340 KB
  • Print Length: 227 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1482078465
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AZMT61M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,126,706 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Roxe Anne has participated in Civil War reenactments, balls, living histories and Ladies' Teas since 1993. She was inspired by the era and so began the research for a historical cookbook based on nineteenth century recipes and the Civil War. She is presently working on her third mystery, Catch and Release, and hopes to have both available later in 2012.

In November 2011, she had a short story entitled, Battlefield Ghosts, in Ghost Voices which is a division of Dragoon Publishing. In 2004 her art was displayed in a beautiful coffee table art book which sold at Borders and Barnes & Noble.

Roxe Anne raised five daughters with her husband, Tom, and they have five wonderful grandchildren with a set of twins on the way. They have been married for over thirty-five years.

While raising her daughters, her family hosted several AFS students from Japan, Germany, Egypt and Finland. They still keep in touch with their Finland daughter.

She recently obtained her own publishing company, Jupiter Publishing, which she hopes to launch later this year.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Ideal for schools to dovetail into lesson plans 19 Feb 2013
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This wonderfully researched book is a goldmine for teachers to inspire children
Cross curricular teaching for context based lessons across departments I.e. nutrition/ cooking/ history/ textiles /technology first aid/field hospitals /military /history of weapons ....many more
When I was at school I remember going to historic houses with trips where we wore period clothing across departments English /history in Georgian Edinburgh/ Shakespeare's Stratford upon Avon.
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5.0 out of 5 stars History and Food - two of my favoirtes 18 Feb 2013
By Christina J Lindsay - Published on
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What a marvelous look at history with details I never knew. The photographs are amazing and the recipes are delightful to view. Interesting how similiar they are to some we cook today. These people certainly did not have the variety of food choices we have, yet the food looks hearty, healthy and tasty. Please take the time to download this book and share with your friends, if only for the historic value.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Follow along the trail with the historical tidbits AND the recipes of what was eaten! 29 Mar 2014
By Mamabear Cherei - Published on
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This is one of those rare cookbooks that while nice to have on kindle.. is one that I'd rather have a physical copy. This is a very unique cookbook as it has all of these little stories followed with the recipes to make what is being eaten in the story as well! So many wonderful color photos too! If you would like to experience your own bit of time travel.. get this book.. and prepare to go back in time! I like that the author included various recipes that I had in my own collection from my Grandmothers.. and even explained what some of the items were.. that I was unsure of.. such as a fruit called quince! Most of the recipes have easy to find ingredients found in most pantries. Well written, well indexed.. One that should be in every history lover's collection!
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must for your bookshelf! 18 Feb 2013
By Joy Melcher - Published on
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A good selection of historical recipes with modern instructions that entice the reader to head to the kitchen with a skip in their step. These well researched and thought out recipes can be easily accomplished to the enjoyment of family members, guests and history lovers.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Travel Back in Time 1 Feb 2013
By Cindy Nord - Published on
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From the popular 19th century beverage, Raspberry Shrub to the delectable Planked Shad Bake to the decadent Bread Pudding with Custard Sauce, we're swept along on an exqusite journey through time via this remarkable compilation of the Civil War years from Ms. Peacock's perspective. With each recipe made, each picture shared and each morsal of history put to words...our insight AND our taste buds will never be the same! Highly recommended. ENJOY!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Back in time! 16 Mar 2014
By Shannon Lastowski - Published on
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The author of this delightful eBook takes you on a trip that is interesting as well as delicious.
Filled with 'receipts' and sprinkled with lovely photos of reenactment folk as well as the dishes.

Deviled eggs tied together with bits of fine ribbon, how charming! The raspberry shrub is to die for, and I'll be making it a lot this summer. And I can't wait to can some brandied peaches.

Much, much more than historical receipts, Ms. Peacock takes you through the Civil War era like someone who has lived it.
Clearly from a Southern perspective, but this Yankee found it fascinating and informative.
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