Colonial Cooking. By. Brendan Manna. What foods did the colonists Eat?. This depended on what colony you lived in If you lived in North and South Carolina you would eat a lot of potatoes because they grew well in the Carolina soil. .
By. Brendan Manna
If you lived along the coast of the New World you would eat fish
The Colonists would keep livestock which included
During the winter the colonist would hang up dried fruit, and smoke the meat
The colonists would use 3 simple things to prepare food
Cast Iron Pans
The colonists did not always have time to make furniture so in place of a table they sometimes used wooden boards or planks across barrels
For dishes they would sometimes use trenchers which were pieces of wood with a round dent in the middle where the food would go
Some colonists brought over pewter cups and plates from Europe
In the few available seats the men would sit while the children stood up
This is an example of a Colonial Cooking recipe.
Hasty Pudding 1 cup yellow corn meal Butter Maple syrup, brown sugar, molasses, or light cream In a bowl combine corn meal and 1 cup cold water. In heavy saucepan bring 3 cups water and 1/2 teaspoon salt to boiling. Carefully stir in the corn meal mixture making sure it does not lump. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally for 10 to 15 minutes. Serve pudding with pat of butter and maple syrup, brown sugar, molasses or light cream. Makes 6 or 7 servings.
Colonial Food by Verna Fisher 2010 Nomad Press
... If You Lived in Colonial Times by Ann McGovern 1964 Scholastic