Lewis & Clark Adventures in Cookery by Callie Smith Bear Wallow Books
Imagine setting off with a keelboat and two canoes loaded with flour, salt, dried meat, tea, coffee, whiskey and a few other provisions, not knowing what was around the next river bend.
When President Thomas Jefferson sent Lewis, Clark and a small company of soldiers into uncharted territory, he hoped they would return with information about the land, wildlife, plants, weather and perhaps find a few dinosaur bones! He also charged them with establishing friendly relationships with the native people.
The "Corps of Discovery" returned with samples and seeds, maps and journals and an amazing amount of information to share with their countrymen. They had relied upon the many native tribes they met for food and guidance across forest, plains, rivers and mountains. Their experiences would have a profound effect on the growing country.
President Jefferson was thrilled with the expedition's achievements and would plant some of the seeds they brought back in his own vegetable garden.
The 46 recipes in this book illustrate some of the group's experiences and the influence their discoveries would have on American cooking. It was a fascinating adventure!
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