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By Brock Cheney

Plain yet Wholesome offers a groundbreaking foray into Mormon historical past. Brock Cheney explores the foodways of Mormon pioneers from their trek west throughout the arrival of the railroad and divulges new views at the fasci-nating Mormon cost period. counting on unique diaries, newspaper debts, and recipe books from the 1850s, Cheney attracts a shiny portrait of what Mormon pioneers ate and drank. even supposing different authors have sketched the topic earlier than, this portrait is the 1st attempt that will be defined as scholarly, notwithstanding the energetic prose will curiosity a vast normal audience.

Presented listed below are the 1st specific descriptions of the menus, nutrients procedures, and recipes of the Mormon pioneers. whereas many have meant that prior pioneer foodways persisted to be passed down via Mormon households, Cheney has proven traditions going again generations and protecting greater than a century. The ebook additionally exposes myths and clichés approximately pioneer piety and hardships, as Cheney examines such pioneer extravagances as clean “oysters at the part shell” and pioneer traits of alcohol consumption.

A excellent present for the historical past buff or Dutch oven chef, Plain yet Wholesome also will turn out its position between students and historians. With its rollicking mix of ancient resource fabric and glossy interpretation, this ebook will entertain and teach amateur and specialist alike.
 

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