Children at the Hearth: 19th Century Cooking, Manners & Games

Children at the Hearth th Century Cooking Manners Games Eat your way back in time and enter the world of American children as they lived years ago Sample foods folklore and games found in the parlors of the wealthy the boarding houses of the working

  • Title: Children at the Hearth: 19th Century Cooking, Manners & Games
  • Author: Barbara Swell
  • ISBN: 9781883206345
  • Page: 209
  • Format: Paperback
  • Eat your way back in time and enter the world of American children as they lived 150 years ago Sample foods, folklore and games found in the parlors of the wealthy, the boarding houses of the working class, and the cabins on the western frontier Includes over 60 vintage photos plus historic recipes like cathead biscuits, sugar plums and hobo mulligan stew Learn to makeEat your way back in time and enter the world of American children as they lived 150 years ago Sample foods, folklore and games found in the parlors of the wealthy, the boarding houses of the working class, and the cabins on the western frontier Includes over 60 vintage photos plus historic recipes like cathead biscuits, sugar plums and hobo mulligan stew Learn to make snow candles and snow taffy, tell Appalachian ghost stories and play roley hole and jack straws.

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    1. I picked this book up as part of my research for a lecture on period food. There are some excellent 19th C. recipes, redacted for the modern cook and, in many cases, easy enough for children to make with adult supervision.The sections on play and chore time would probably come as a surprise to most children; the idea that one would be expected to have milked cows and so on before heading off to school, and that one's sole toy might be a ball, would be a real shock to the more privileged youth, [...]

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