Feasting and Fasting with Lewis & Clark: A Food and Social History of the Early 1800s

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Old Yellowstone Pub., 2003 - 279 páginas
What did the Lewis and Clark Expedition live on?

Fresh bison on the High Plains, dried salmon in Columbia River country, dog and horse when necessary, vegetables offered by Indian hosts, portable soup, and salt pork carried from Philadelphia.

Leandra Holland's narrative about what the expedition members ate on their journey in 1803 to 1806 makes this book a rich treat as well as a solid reference for historians, researchers, and re-enactors. Extensive illustrations and a sprinkling of authentic recipes help to trace the expedition's daily life, their food preparation, and their preservation and storage methods.

A detailed index, separate recipe and menu index, and item-by-item appendices of food groups further assist food lovers and Lewis and Clark buffs.

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