One of my writing projects and hands-on history experiments this autumn appeared in published form on Emerging Civil War’s blog for the week of Thanksgiving.
The project pushed my little modern kitchen to the testing limits, and in an effort to always be an honest historian, I thought it was only fair to post a few photos of the disaster zone of dirty dishes and some of the cooking process.
After-all, these photos might be a little misleading, and authenticity and embracing the mess can be a good thing. History IS messy…
The food was delicious (mostly), and I found a few new recipes that are definitely “keepers.” But I’m not going to miss the mountains of dishes…and I did use paper plates for Thanksgiving leftovers.
Here’s to bringing the good and delicious history out of the books and back to life!
What’s your favorite historical food story? Messy cooking adventure?