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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. .

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colonial cooking

Colonial Cooking

By. Brendan Manna

what foods did the colonists eat
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.

If you lived along the coast of the New World you would eat fish

apples
APPLES!!!
  • One food that was brought from England was apples.
  • This was one of the only English foods that grew well in American soil
  • The English brought over apple seeds and used the apples to make many foods such as...
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Apple Butter

Applesauce

livestock
Livestock

The Colonists would keep livestock which included

and

how did they store it
How Did they store it

During the winter the colonist would hang up dried fruit, and smoke the meat

how did they prepare it
How did they prepare it?

The colonists would use 3 simple things to prepare food

Cast Iron Pans

Wood

Fire

how did they serve it
How did they serve it?

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

recipe
Recipe

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.

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Bibliography

Colonial Food by Verna Fisher 2010 Nomad Press

... If You Lived in Colonial Times by Ann McGovern 1964 Scholastic

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Bibliography

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http://www.alaskafishing411.com/rainbow-trout-fishing-alaska.htm

http://foodrulesguy.wordpress.com/2011/02/24/homemade-applesauce/

http://true-wildlife.blogspot.com/2011/02/cow.html

http://www.life123.com/parenting/pets/farm-animals/what-do-pigs-eat.shtml

http://www.justanimal.org/pig-3.html

http://www.weightwatchers.com/util/art/index_art.aspx?tabnum=1&art_id=107311&sc=3021

http://20minutegarden.com/2008/12/21/shopping-for-cast-iron/

http://www.profmcginty.co.uk/tudorstrencher.htm

http://debbiemwest.wordpress.com/page/3/