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Wagon Wheel Kitchens: Food on the Oregon Trail

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Publisher Comments:

Pioneer temperaments, Jacqueline Williams shows, were greatly influenced by that which was stewable, bakable, broilable, and boilable. Using travelers' diaries, letters, newspaper advertisements, and nineteenth-century cookbooks, Williams re-creates the highs and lows of cooking and eating on the Oregon Trail. She investigates the mundane—biscuits and bacon, mush and coffee—as well as the unexpected—carbonated soda made from bubbling spring water; ice cream created from milk, snow, and peppermint; fresh fruits and vegetables.

Understanding what and how the pioneers ate, Williams demonstrates, is essential to understanding how they lived and survived—and sometimes died—on the trail.

"This book holds an encyclopedia of information culled from diaries and contemporary newspapers. I can't think of a more intimate account of the lives of the overlanders, how they turned their rude wagons into homes, how they made meals both a comfort and a celebration. Some readers will want to try out recipes; others will read in awe as in the midst of difficult travel, women made certain their families marked the Fourth of July with cakes—fruit jelly and sponge-puddings, and ice cream—and clean underwear!"—Lillian Schlissel, author of Women's Diaries of the Westward Journey and Western Women: Their Lands, Their Lives

Synopsis:

"For history buffs and armchair cooks, this book about eating in the Wild West makes absorbing reading. For everybody else, it is another face of the old cowboy, more personal, more vulnerable, less heroic, and excruciatingly human". — New York Times Book Review. "This is that rare western history work that is as entertaining as it is informative". — Denver Post.

Synopsis:

An entertaining look at how pioneer women cooked and ate on the trail. Williams describes what they took, how they stored things, and what recipes and creative cooking techniques they used to sustain themselves on the arduous journey west.

Synopsis:

In this book, I gather the information and the data pertaining to mid-nineteenth-centruy culinary habits and examine it from the perspective of the people who lived in the prairie schooners. The focus is on the early months of travel, when supplies were adequate and cooks still had the energy to add a dash of creativity to the cookery pot.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-214) and index.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Foreword

Preface

Acknowledgments

1. Stocking Up

2. The Mobile Pantry

3. Essential Equipment

4. The Way They Cooked

5. The Glorious Fourth

Epilogue

Notes

Suggestions for Further Reading

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780700606108
Foreword:
Arnold, Sam'l P.
Author:
Arnold, Sam'l P.
Foreword by:
Arnold, Sam'l P.
Foreword:
Arnold, Sam'l P.
Author:
Williams, Jacqueline
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Location:
Lawrence, Kan. :
Subject:
American - Western States
Subject:
Cookery, american
Subject:
Cookery
Subject:
History
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life -- Oregon Trail.
Subject:
Regional & Ethnic - American - Western States
Subject:
Cookery - Oregon National Historic Trail -
Subject:
Cooking and Food-US Western
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Copyright:
Series Volume:
CAN/CSA-Z243.58-92
Publication Date:
19930831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
8.50x5.53x.73 in. .73 lbs.

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Cooking and Food » Reference and Etiquette » Historical Food and Cooking
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History and Social Science » Pacific Northwest » Oregon » Oregon Trail

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Product details 248 pages University Press of Kansas - English 9780700606108 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "For history buffs and armchair cooks, this book about eating in the Wild West makes absorbing reading. For everybody else, it is another face of the old cowboy, more personal, more vulnerable, less heroic, and excruciatingly human". — New York Times Book Review. "This is that rare western history work that is as entertaining as it is informative". — Denver Post.
"Synopsis" by , An entertaining look at how pioneer women cooked and ate on the trail. Williams describes what they took, how they stored things, and what recipes and creative cooking techniques they used to sustain themselves on the arduous journey west.
"Synopsis" by , In this book, I gather the information and the data pertaining to mid-nineteenth-centruy culinary habits and examine it from the perspective of the people who lived in the prairie schooners. The focus is on the early months of travel, when supplies were adequate and cooks still had the energy to add a dash of creativity to the cookery pot.
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