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Stinging Nettle Soup

Stinging nettles hold a very special place in 18th century food and medicine. Medical books from the time period mention these stinging nettles as good for stopping hemorrhages and promoting urine flow. Large amount of fresh Stinging Nettles 1 ½ … Continue reading

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Tasty Fish Cakes

Soldiers in the 18th century were given rations of meat, either pork or beef, salt or fresh. Something else that they were given sometimes was fish, salted fish. So here we’ve got some salted cod we’re going to cook up … Continue reading

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Salt Pork Soup

So today we’re going to take a common soldiers ration and we’re going to turn it into a soup. As the foundation of our soup we’re going to use salt pork.which we have prepared in an 18th century manner. 6 Pints Boiling … Continue reading

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Salt Pork Hash

Salt Pork Onion Parboiled Potatoes Milk Allspice Our hash is a fairly simple dish. Take some finely diced salt pork browned up with some onion and a couple of parboiled or already boiled potatoes. Dice and mash the potatoes. Mix … Continue reading

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Preparing Salt Pork

Pork was one of the most common and popular meats in the 18th century. It was one of the meats that would be supplied in rations for soldiers. It was common for sailors and the entire population. Pork was salted … Continue reading

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18th Century Soldiers Rations

American soldiers in the 18th century had several different types of rations. There were per man per day food rations. This would include a meat component, usually consisting of a pound of beef, three-quarters of a pound of pork, or … Continue reading

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Baking Wiggs Seed Cakes

We are going to be making wiggs today, a sweet little biscuit that was very popular in the 17th and 18th century. The term wigg comes from an earlier Dutch word meaning wedge. The loaves were cut into wedge shapes … Continue reading

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Cheshire Pork Pie

Salt Pork Apples Pepper Salt Butter Water Top and Bottom Pie Crusts In our recipe, we’re going to be using salt pork. This is true 18th century style salt pork, not something like you might find on your grocery store … Continue reading

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Split Pea Stew with Beef (“The Green Death”)

3 Pints Boiling Water Half pound Dried Peas (soaked overnight) Half pound Beef Flour Potatoes Onion Parsnips Salt Pepper For this recipe I’ve got about a half a pound of dried peas. We soak these overnight, so they’re going to … Continue reading

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Mock Passenger Pigeon Pie

Passenger pigeons were one of the most populous birds in the 18th and 19th century. There were billions of these birds on the planet. They were almost a scourge there were so many of them. They were very popular and … Continue reading

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