Donner Party Cookbook: A Guide to Survival on the Hastings Cutoff

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Horse Creek Publications, 2003 - Cooking - 128 pages
The tale of the 1846-1847 Donner Party whose members were snowbound in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Anthropologist, Terry Del Bene uncovers the layers of social and cultural belief and action that resulted in the tragedy. To lighten the mood, the author also includes 19th century recipes that the travelers cooked on the trail--before the food ran out.
 

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Contents

Historical Introduction
1
Culinary Introduction
9
Life on the Trail
17
Gruel
24
Buffalo Stew
30
Potato Soup
36
Irish Potato Salad
42
Venison
52
Mince Meat
58
Petite Chicken Pie
64
Jerked Meat
70
Lumpy Dicks
74
Hard Bread Hardtack Biscuit Sea Biscuit
80
Cinnamon Loaf
86
Carrot Coffee
92
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