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Civil War Period Cookery

Robert W. Pelton (Author)

ISBN: 0-7414-0971-2 ©2002
Price: $13.95
Book Size: 5.5'' x 8.5'' , 165 pages
Category/Subject: HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)

Civil War Period Cookery is chock full of delightfully delicious cooking ideas favored by many famous people of days long past

Civil War Period Cookery

Civil War Period Cookery is a unique book of historical recipes. It is chock full of delightfully delicious cooking ideas favored by many famous people of days long past. This book contains the prized recipes for those dishes cooked by or eaten by some of the better known as well as lesser known figures from the Civil War era of our glorious history. Included are recipes for tasty breads and interesting baked goods, skillet southern fried chicken and really good poultry dishes. The reader will also be treated to many taste-tempting soups, stews and stuffings -- and, yes, even pickles as well as loads of other wonderful things. Or a reader may wish to try some buttermilk pie, an array of wonderful desserts, rhubarb punch and other delightful beverages. Then he or she may wish to make the unusual corn bread with a streak of delicious custard running through it. Yes, anyone can now enjoy a meal exactly like that eaten by those who wore both the blue and the gray during the War Between the States – or as some unreconstructed Southerners still refer to it – the War of Northern Aggression.

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Customer Reviews

  CIVIL WAR COOKERY , 03/07/2004
Reviewer: Kristie Morrrison
Thank you for such a wonderful book. It is the most unique and most interesting cook book I have ever read. It was a sheer pleasure. I have never seen a book like this in a book store. Actual recipoes from families of people like General Robert E. Lee and Nathan Bedford Forrest. What research the author must have done. Unbelievable.

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  Civil War Cookery , 03/10/2004
Reviewer: Edith Elizabeth Pollitz
This is certainly one of the most unusual cookbooks published! The major portion of this book follows a neat design -- recipe from a famous person (actually, usually from the wife or mother of the famous person) followed by a very brief sketch of the individual's life. ... For those with an insatiable appetite for Civil War cooking or to find out what the rich and famous of the 1800s put in their mouths, this book serves a purpose.

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  It's the Best , 03/10/2004
Reviewer: Barbara Bentob
This cook book is without a doubt the most interesting one I have ever purchased and used. It is remarkably well done. Any reader should try making General Lee's Huckleberry (can substitute anu kind of fruit or berries)Pancakes. It's the texture that's so marvelous. Even Cracker Barrel can't come close to these treats for breakfast.

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  Five Star gift book , 10/15/2004
Reviewer: Sam Venable
Sorry but in my pr4evious review I forgot to rate this cookbook. What a disservive to the author as it truly warrants a five star plus rating.

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  Best Corn Bread I've Eved Had! , 05/01/2008
Reviewer: Sherry Slawski
Dear Robert, I just wanted you to know I finally had a chance to try the Spider Web Corn Bread recipe, and you are absolutely right--it's the best cornbread I've ever had! Thank you so much for sending the recipe along. I spoke with the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum president, Joan Rogers, and she had intended to get in touch with you, but she may not have done that since you and I had already talked. In any case, we were planning on placing an order for a few copies of your book, which we'll display in our gift shop. We both think your books would be great offerings! We're not an especially well-known museum yet, though, so our gift shop traffic is slow at times and we can't promise how sales will go, but the books are perfect for our venue. Thank you for thinking of us. I enjoyed talking with you and hope you're doing well. Sincerely, Sherry

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