22) New Netherlands: stocking the land with old world foods
"Early on it was decided to outfit the [New Netherlands] colony so that it could be self-sufficient...in addition to people to work the farms, it was necessary to supply the colony with animals, farming tools, and other implements...The animals that were sent to New Netherland were well taken care of on their long trip across the ocean...The rapid progress of agriculture in New Netherland is shown to us in the only record of the original purchase of Manhattan...samples of summer grain such as wheat, rye, barley oats, buckwheat, canary seed, small beans and flax...the New Netherland colony produced is own grain...'The Netherlands settlers, who are lovers of fruit, on observing the climate was suitable to the production of fruit trees, have brought over and planted various kinds of apple and pear trees, which thrive well'...peaches, plums, apricots, almonds, persimmons, cherries, figs, several sorts of currants, and gooseberries all give abundant fruit...every...fruit which grows in the Netherlands is plenty already in New Netherlands...the waters...are rich with fishes.' ...the most important fowl in the new country is the wild turkey, which is similar to the tame turkeys of the Netherlands...In the new colony, bread was not only used for the consumption of the colonists themselves but was also used for trading with the Indians."
They also gathered a wide variety of natural foods: maple sugar, choke cherries, raspberries, blackberries, cranberries, roots of several kinds, plums, and grapes.
Many of you have to prepare a food representativeof your state.
It is figured by local popcorn venders that it takes from a half bushel to three pecks ofcorn on the ear daily to supply the legislature's demands for the popped product."
---"Popcorn Legislators' Diet," , [Morris County, NJ newspaper] August 27,1908 (p.
If the pick comes out "clean" (no dough attached) the bread is done.
Top crops: Alabama Recipes
/Sheila Hibben lists these recipes for Alabama:
Aunt Sue's snowballs, Baked oyster omelet, Beaten biscuits, Brains with brown butter, Brownchicken stew, Chicken turnovers, Christening cake, Corn pone, Crab cocktail, Curds and cream,Dewberry roll, Fish pudding, Fresh fig ice cream, Ginger loaf, Green corn cakes, Hot Scotch,Methodist biscuit, Potato soup, Rich Amella, Roast partridge, St.
If not, let it continue to cook for another 3 minutes.
White corn meal
1 tablespoon butter
1 scant teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon salt
Beat the eggs very light, and mix alternately with them the buttermilk and the corn meal; add saltand the butter, which has been melted, and beat well.
Bake in a moderate ovenfifty minutes.
Recheck until pick comes out clean.]"Cheese Straws
2 cups grated cheese
2 cups sifted flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 heaping tablespoon butter
1/4 teaspoon red pepper
make into stiff dough with ice-cold sweet mik and water mixed.
Ice with mocha icing."---ibid (p.
174)"Greenville Spice Cake
1 cup butter
3 cups brown sugar
3 1/2 cups flour
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon soda
1 cup raisins
1 cup pecans
1 tablespoon each: ground cloves, mace, nutmeg, cinnamon
Cream sugar with butter; add well-beaten yolks, Add alternately the flour with which spices have been sifted and milk;add soda dissolved in one tablespoon warm water, raisins and nuts well floured and whites of eggs.
Gall editor[Gale:Detroit] 1997 (p.
With the introduction of modern Western-type food, including convenience foods, over the past two or three decades, the Inuit diet has changed,and not for the better.