Wagon Wheel Kitchens: Food on the Oregon Trail
"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.
Paperback, 222 pages
Published August 1st 1993 by University Press of Kansas
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I love reading almost anything about journeys along the Oregon and Santa Fe Trails, and spied this book at the Whitman Mission Historical Site near Walla Walla last year. It is absolutely fascinating! The author researched not only travelers’ diaries, but also newspaper and magazine food ads, books on cooking and food manufacture, and patents for early convenience foods. She uncovered a wealth of information. There are nice photos of the insides of covered wagons (so cozy--in a cluttered kind of...more