EDIBLES - RECIPES - CAMP EQUIPAGE
EDIBLES - FORAGED AND CULTIVATED (part #2)
Buck's objective for this column will be to provide you with correct edibles for your persona, with period name reference to today's terminology of the same or similar product. Having spent years researching what was available and when, he has a wealth of information on edibles grown (cultivated) or found along the trails in the wilderness (foraged). Buck will also provide us with correct recipes, measurements then and now and anything else that deals with what you will eat. In the future he will provide along with the edibles of the day a few ideas for camp equipage. This should be a source that you will print and make notes as to what you and your family like and will use in your next outings, have fun.
herbs are used as medicine, seasonings or just for decoration; all have
been dated earlier than 1800.
elecamane, feverfew, hollyhock, job’s tear, lark spur, lunaria,
thin-leafed coneflower, these are all decoration plants and not to be
used internally by all means.
list of grains, vegetables, herbs and apples are not complete, that
would take a book with many volumes. This was just a list of the more
popular items, listed in a simple way to give the new and the seasoned
re-enactor an idea of the large amount of available edibles for
different time frames.
documented and dated items grown or traded in North America, we have
found something’s earlier than listed, but not that common for the
working class or local trade.
German - before 1750
Before 1800 - trade item
Northeast - before 1820
Southwest - before 1830
American-found in early settlements
The term “I’ll eat my
“hat” originated from the sugars wrapped in blue papers. The
piloncillo and ibarra are still molded in the same design form as the
originals in a museum in Santa Fe, NM.
most game meats would have been jerked)
you in a few months
EDIBLES - FORAGED AND CULTIVATED (cont. next issue)
documented facts pertaining to periods & availability of foods.
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