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Civil War Recipes: Receipts from the Pages of Godey's Lady's Book
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 (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 ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published February 10th 1999 by University Press of Kentucky
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Quite a fascinating read of old time recipes (or, "receipts" as they were known). People during the Civil War, in both the North USA and the South CSA, had to make do with very little since most agricultural and meat supplies were going to feed the opposing armies, etc. I copied a couple of the recipes down just so I would have some authentic ones from that time. The book was also full of interesting historical tidbits from the various areas from which the recipes came. Suitable for Intermediate ...more