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The Resource The U.S. Army cooks' manual, edited by R. Sheppard

The U.S. Army cooks' manual, edited by R. Sheppard

Label
The U.S. Army cooks' manual
Title
The U.S. Army cooks' manual
Statement of responsibility
edited by R. Sheppard
Title variation
  • United States Army cooks' manual
  • U.S. Army cooks' manual
Title variation remainder
rations, preparation, recipes, camp cooking
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An army marches on its stomach - so the classic saying goes. This book brings together excerpts from contemporary manuals to show how the U.S. Army fed and provisioned its troops in the 19th and early 20th century, lifting the lid on what daily life must have been like both for those preparing and consuming the rations. The first part of the book covers the development of rations, messing, and army cooking until the Civil War. During the Civil War the huge number of volunteers who had no experience of cooking meant that the health of the army was in danger, and the result was the first cook book for soldiers. Later in the century, training for army cooks was introduced, alongside an official manual. A large extract is included from the manual dating to 1896, when the U. S. Army was involved in the last skirmishes of the Indian Wars, the Spanish-American war, and the Philippine-American war. The manual prepares a cook for any eventuality whether in garrison, in the field , or on the march. As well as classic American fare such as chowder and Rhode Island pancakes, more exotic influences are apparent with such delights as Crimean Kebobs, Turkish pillau, and Tamales. Following the experience of providing rations for men campaigning overseas in warmer climates, and the infamous 'embalmed beef' scandal, later manuals, including the 1916 edition, offer a detailed consideration of nutrition for the men and also recipes for when the cook has only a camp fire, and no utensils, available. with many illustrations and diagrams, this is a fascinating exploration of 19th and early 20th century U.S. Army cooking
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
641.5/7
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • charts
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Sheppard, Ruth
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Cooking for military personnel
  • Basic training (Military education)
  • United States
  • Cooking, American
  • Armed Forces
  • Basic training (Military education)
  • Cooking, American
  • Cooking for military personnel
  • United States
Label
The U.S. Army cooks' manual, edited by R. Sheppard
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Subtitle on cover: Rations, preparation, recipes, camp cooking
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 191)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cooking in a Global War: World War I
  • Bibliography
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1,
  • Feeding the Army: 1775-1848
  • Chapter 2,
  • Creating soldier cooks: 1848-1898
  • Chapter 3,
  • Embalmed beef and cooking overseas: 1898-1912
  • Chapter 4,
Control code
ocn958447870
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
191 pages
Isbn
9781612004709
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, charts, diagrams
System control number
(OCoLC)958447870
Label
The U.S. Army cooks' manual, edited by R. Sheppard
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Subtitle on cover: Rations, preparation, recipes, camp cooking
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 191)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cooking in a Global War: World War I
  • Bibliography
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1,
  • Feeding the Army: 1775-1848
  • Chapter 2,
  • Creating soldier cooks: 1848-1898
  • Chapter 3,
  • Embalmed beef and cooking overseas: 1898-1912
  • Chapter 4,
Control code
ocn958447870
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
191 pages
Isbn
9781612004709
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, charts, diagrams
System control number
(OCoLC)958447870

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