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Jul 2, 2012
History from the Hearth: A Colonial Michilimackinac CookbookHistory from the Hearth: A Colonial Michilimackinac Cookbook by Sally Eustice

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


My sweet hubby bought this book for me on our anniversary trip to Mackinaw City/Mackinac Island.  I read the whole thing on the trip home!  Fascinating glimpses into the past fill in the margins of this wonderful cookbook.  Notes from diaries from the 1700s and historical information of the fort help to bring the era to life.

Author Sally Eusice was one of the reenactors at Fort Michilimackinac (located within present day Mackinaw City).  She salts every page with interesting tidbits from times gone past while providing recipes today's families will enjoy.  Several recipes may be a bit too "gamey" for some in our modern society, but cooks are guaranteed to find something for everyone between these covers and history buffs will enjoy the read as well.

4 comments:

Nancy said...

Thanks so much for the recommendation Pegg! I find that my head swims when I look at the selections, for example, at the Fort store on the island. So it's good to know that this one's a keeper ;) .

Melissa said...

What a neat idea! (And what a thoughtful hubby - give that man a gold star. :P) Nice post. ;)

Carrie Fancett Pagels said...

Am jealous! I may not be able to get to the straits of Mackinac this year but maybe I can get this cookbook! Thanks for the recommendation!

Pegg Thomas said...

You're welcome, Carrie. I hope you get a copy, even if just for the history notes.