|Sweet Potato and Peanut Stew, recipe below|
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Eating Gourds and Tubers From Your Garden This Fall
As part of our series on the Fall harvest we turn to the U. S. Civil War. Samuel H. Sprott served in the Fortieth Alabama Regiment of the confederate army. He had this to say about food supplies lines during the war: “There is no reason why there should not have been an abundance of meal, sweet potatoes, dried fruit, fresh pork, fat cattle” and other food items delivered to soldiers in camp, “brought in either by water or rail,” he says. “But the Commissary Department, one of the most important branches of the government, was badly managed throughout the entire war.” As result as the war continued confederate soldiers survived on foraged foods like sweet potatoes to supplement their rations. The recipe below originated in Africa but became popular in the south.
Sweet Potato and Peanut Stew recipe: http://www.thedailygreen.com/healthy-eating/recipes/5074
Gourds and Tubers Series: http://frederickdouglassopie.blogspot.com/search?q=Gourds+and+Tubers+Series
Eating From Your Garden Series with Recipes: http://www.foodasalens.com/search?q=Eating+From+Your+Garden+This+Fall
Harvesting and Cooking From Your Garden: [Listen Now 53 min 58 sec] http://beta.wosu.org/allsides/harvesting-the-summer-garden-and-other-tips-for-gardening/