“Seven Rations” for the 18th Century Soldier

For regiments of the British Army, each mess (five or six men) was issued one bowl, one platter, one ladle, one cooking kettle, six trenchers (a plate on one side and a bowl on the other), and spoons. Using this equipment, the men were to prepare, cook, and eat their “seven rations” of food. Each …

Supply Chain Issues?  — The Bread Famine in 18th-century France.

Yesterday, I was dismayed at the lack of stocking in my local Giant supermarket.  Voltaire once remarked that Parisians required only “the comic opera and white bread.” But bread has also played a dark role in French history and, namely, the French Revolution. The storming of the medieval fortress of Bastille on July 14, 1789 …

Consider becoming an Apprentice Cook at Fort Mifflin on January 22, 2022

Consider becoming an Apprentice Cook at Fort Mifflin On January 22, 2022; Fort Mifflin is running our Cast Iron Chef & Colonial Brewing.  The Regimental Brewmeister and our team of hearth cooks is creating a unique hands-on experience in early 19th century foodways.  Normally, I would be pushing for you to join me, the Regimental …

Cast Iron Chef at Fort Mifflin

Want an opportunity to quench your thirst and satisfy your hunger for an immersive history experience this winter. Come to Fort Mifflin for a taste of life in early 19th century Philadelphia! Join the Regimental Brewmeister and our team of hearth cooks for a unique hands-on experience in early 19th century foodways. Take up an …

Cast Iron Chef at Fort Mifflin

Want an opportunity to quench your thirst and satisfy your hunger for an immersive history experience this winter. Come to Fort Mifflin for a taste of life in early 19th century Philadelphia! Join the Regimental Brewmeister and our team of hearth cooks for a unique hands-on experience in early 19th century foodways. Take up an …

Consider becoming an Apprentice Cook at Fort Mifflin on January 22, 2022

Consider becoming an Apprentice Cook at Fort Mifflin On January 22, 2022; Fort Mifflin is running our Cast Iron Chef & Colonial Brewing.  The Regimental Brewmeister and our team of hearth cooks is creating a unique hands-on experience in early 19th century foodways.  Normally, I would be pushing for you to join me, the Regimental …

Cast Iron Chef at Fort Mifflin

Want an opportunity to quench your thirst and satisfy your hunger for an immersive history experience this winter. Come to Fort Mifflin for a taste of life in early 19th century Philadelphia! Join the Regimental Brewmeister and our team of hearth cooks for a unique hands-on experience in early 19th century foodways. Take up an …

Consider becoming an Apprentice Cook at Fort Mifflin on January 22, 2022

Consider becoming an Apprentice Cook at Fort Mifflin On January 22, 2022; Fort Mifflin is running our Cast Iron Chef & Colonial Brewing.  The Regimental Brewmeister and our team of hearth cooks is creating a unique hands-on experience in early 19th century foodways.  Normally, I would be pushing for you to join me, the Regimental …

“Seven Rations” for the 18th Century Soldier

For regiments of the British Army, each mess (five or six men) was issued one bowl, one platter, one ladle, one cooking kettle, six trenchers (a plate on one side and a bowl on the other), and spoons. Using this equipment, the men were to prepare, cook, and eat their “seven rations” of food. Each …