Do you want to have more fun when you teach American history?
In our house, we love to cook and bake to learn history. We time travel right in the kitchen.
Here is our Time Travel in the Kitchen: American History Cookbook. We used it in our home and in our American history co-op. Everyone loved it!
Each family took a week to make a meal from Colonial Times, The Alamo, The Transcontinental Railroad, The Gilded Age, or World War II--whatever we were studying. Some of the recipes are adapted from original recipes from old history cookbooks and famous recipe collections. I adapted Louisa May Alcott's Blueberry Slump, Thomas Jefferson's Monticello Noodles, and Martha Washington's Fruit Cake. I think you will have a blast cooking and eating your way through time!
Here are some of the recipes we enjoy! You can make them in your kitchen and travel back in time. There are over 300 recipes in this cookbook!
Navajo Fry Bread
Boston Baked Beans
Mount Vernon's King's Onion Soup
Ben Franklin's Fish Cakes
Davy Crockett's Chili
Buckwheat Griddle Cakes
Harvey House Cole Slaw
Wo-Jopee (Souix Blackberry Dessert)
Coney Island Hot Dogs
Creamed Ginger Ale
Sour Milk Maple Syrup Pie
Waldorf-Astoria Red Velvet Cake
Creamed Chip Beef on Toast
Each section begins with a little history lesson on important events and people along with information about foods and eating habits of the time period. Also included in this great cookbook are resources after each section of recipes. These resources include living books & historical fiction to write, movies you can watch, and sample menus using the cookbook.
Here are the sections in this cookbook:
Native American Recipes
Plymouth & The First Thanksgiving Recipes
Colonial America Recipes
Revolutionary War & A New Nation Recipes
Louisiana Territory Recipes
Remember the Alamo Recipes
New Nation/Westward Expansion/Pioneers Recipes
Southern Plantation Recipes
War between the States Recipes
Dining on the Transcontinental Railroad Recipes
A Victorian Tea Recipes
The Gilded Age Recipes
The Wild, Wild West Recipes
Turn of the Century Recipes
Through Ellis Island Recipes
World War I Recipes
Roaring Twenties Recipes
The Great Depression Recipes
World War II Rations & Victory Gardens Recipes
Fabulous Fifties or Happy Days Recipes
Swinging Sixties & Groovy Seventies Recipes
Up in Space Recipes
Eighties & Nineties Recipes
History is a favorite subject at the Curtis house and when we added cooking and baking to learning about “the olden days,” It just made everything more fun. When I talked about cutting the historical meals out of co-op next year, my son said, “Mom, you can’t do that. The food is the best part!” Please let me know how you enjoy using this cookbook.
Series: Teach History the Fun Way
Author: Meredith Curtis
Publisher: Powerline Productions
E-book: 407 pages
Age/Grade: Elementary & Middle & High School & Parents