During the War there were shortages of many foodstuffs in the
South, what with being cut off from the supplies of wheat from
the North and with transportation problems caused by those Yankees
tearing up the railroads. The blockade of the 3,000 mile
Southern coast by the Union navy did not help matters either.
With limited resources the South had not only the civilian population
to feed, but also keep the troops in the field supplied.
Southerners just had to make the best of what they had and they
came up with some very interesting recipes.
One recipe from the War that will not be listed here is for Acorn Coffee. You have to roast acorns in a little oil and then grind them up to use as coffee. I tried it, and well, it does taste a little bit like coffee and would be fine if you had nothing else, but I could not really recommend it.
|Apple Pie Without Apples
|Jeff Davis Pie
|Alabama Banana Bread
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