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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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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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18th Century Fireside Pumpkins 3 Ways

Soldiers in the 18th century commonly had short rations and they would supplement their rations whenever they could. One of the things they would supplement their rations with was pumpkins or sometimes called pompions. Today we’re going to take some … Continue reading

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Hard Dumplings a Soldiers Treat

When cooking a modern recipe with a dozen ingredients in a well stocked kitchen with a stove, eight pans, twenty spoons of various sizes, dozens of mixing bowls and every other convenience, I can’t help but look back to poor … Continue reading

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