Mary Bohlen's Heritage Cooking Inspired by Rebecca Boone

Mary Bohlen

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Publisher: Mercer University Press
ISBN: 9780881467383
Cover type: Paperback
Publish date: 3/2/2020

Rebecca Bryan Boone often falls into the shadow of her legendary husband Daniel Boone. Growing up on the frontier Rebecca knew how to shoot game, plow a field, keep a garden, and weave linen for her family. A woman's work in the backcountry was never-ending.
When Daniel made his long treks, leaving the family farm to the care of Rebecca for months at a time, survival depended on her skills, resourcefulness, her own labor and that of the older children.
An extraordinary feat by today's standards and yet typical for women of her time. While cooking over the campfire or at the hearth of a log cabin home, Mary Bohlen weaves together early American history, her memoirs of cooking at historic sites, more than 90 authentic colonial recipes, and instructions for today's cook to reproduce the foodways early Americans would recognize.
MARY BOHLEN'S HERITAGE COOKING INSPIRED BY REBECCA BOONE gathers today's cooks and readers to the homes and dinner tables of their American ancestors.

Throughout the seasons, Southern writer and author Mary Bohlen demonstrates authentic colonial campfire and hearth cooking at Revolutionary War reenactment sites and living history museums.

She has written on early American and regional history for over thirty years. Bohlen lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains and continues to research and collect stories from the past.

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