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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Oct 2020 9:12 p.m. PST

…the Revolutionary War?

"After answering a question about what may have been in the pockets of Revolutionary War soldiers, another Revolutionary War question came in from a Facebook follower. Our answer by Marko Zlatich, a longtime volunteer in the museum's Division of Armed Forces History.

Even before a food supply system was organized, on June 10, 1775, the Massachusetts Provincial Council set the daily allowance or ration for its troops in Boston as:…"
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Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP17 Oct 2020 2:51 a.m. PST

Try the Townsends YouTube channel to see what they are and how to cook it.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Oct 2020 12:18 p.m. PST

Thanks!.

Have you tried something…?


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Brian Smaller17 Oct 2020 5:57 p.m. PST

I have cooked lots of the Townsend's recipe. My favourite is his take on Pork ala Normande.

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP17 Oct 2020 6:10 p.m. PST

Ah, yes. Start with boneless ribs.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Oct 2020 3:32 p.m. PST

(smile)

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Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP18 Oct 2020 4:34 p.m. PST

Peasants always ate better than the aristocracy.
Healthier and simpler.

historygamer19 Oct 2020 7:10 a.m. PST

I'm pretty sure there is nothing on the Townsend site that reflects what soldiers ate on a daily basis. Townsend's goal is to sell their cooking goods and spices, etc. Nothing wrong with that, but it is not historically connected to what soldiers ate during the war.

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP19 Oct 2020 7:16 a.m. PST

Then you haven't really explored his site.

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP19 Oct 2020 7:23 a.m. PST

Here's a few.
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And quite a few more.

Need I go on? I might also add that beyond a passing "These utensils are available…" there is very little "product placement".
I wouldn't be surprised if his YouTube channel is more profitable than his store.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Oct 2020 12:02 p.m. PST

Thanks john!.

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Personal logo 7th Va Cavalry Supporting Member of TMP19 Oct 2020 1:37 p.m. PST

I agree, your response is propagated on what, one episode you happened upon? Try watching it on a regular basis or better yet check out what John posted. The recipes used are based on historical documentation.
You don't get 1.4million subscribers by peddling your wares on YouTube of all places.

Personal logo 7th Va Cavalry Supporting Member of TMP19 Oct 2020 3:23 p.m. PST

Here Tango, this should be the "Food on the March" section.

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