History, Folklore and recipes from Life on an Upper Southern Farm a Decade before the Civil War
Author: Geraldine Ann Marshall
The Historical Foodways program at The Homeplace was developed and continues to be refined by the interpreters since the beginning of the living history museum. The foodways of a yeoman farm in upper middle Tennessee are extensively researched using primary and secondary resources. Period cookbooks give insight into nineteenth century foodways. Sharing of family receipts from former residents provide a closer look at local foodway traditions. Diaries of farm women, although rare, allow us to step back in time to follow the lives of women depicted at The Homeplace. Through experimental archeology, interpreters gain valuable hands on experience learning skills in cooking and baking on wood stoves and hearth, using period gardening techniques and preservation of the farm raised meats, vegetables and fruit.
Gather with us for a year at The Homeplace, a living history farm. Learn the stories, the folklore and the recipes. Read the old receipts (recipes) from the old cookbooks as poems and guides to cooking.
Publisher: The Friends of Land Between the Lakes Publishing
Dimensions: 9” x 6” x ¾”