Marty Martindale


A personal invitation from author and speaker, Andrew F. Smith:

“Join me for A Taste of the Civil War,” at the Roger Smith Hotel (501 Lexington Avenue, New York) on Monday, September 19, 2011, 6-8:30 pm. The $50 registration fee includes dinner (tentative menu below) based on Civil War era recipes, appropriate beverages, and a copy of my book, Starving the South: How the North Won the Civil War.” ( registration details below)

Apple Punch
Confederate Biscuits and Florida Johnny Cakes
Beef Jerky
Captain Sanderson’s Boiled Pork and Bean Soup
Miss Leslie’s Stewed Mutton Chops
Roast Rabbit on a Spit with Boston Mustard
Fried Catfish with Confederate Catsup
Mrs. Haskell’s 1861 Mashed Potatoes
Turnip Greens
Fried Corn
Mrs. Cornelius’s Molasses Apple pie with “Ice Cream”

Cost: $50, which includes a four course Civil War meal, an open bar and a copy of book.

(FSOD NOTE:  We are told Andy and Chef Mowles have adapted and tweaked the recipes from William C. Davis’s The Taste of the Civil War,  to make this dinner  particularly delightful. You would be disappointed if the apple punch did not contain green apples, and they will put it to mull good and early. The jerky looks to be of proper skirt steak accented with very secret spices, the Johnnycakes genuine, the biscuits have buttermilk and the soup is navy beans laced with pork shoulder and butt. The mutton chops are doctored according to the time while the rabbit wouldn’t be rabbit without fine lard. Its mortared mustard accent contains milk! The catfish gets the cornmeal and pork fat treatment and accompanying fresh catsup seems perfectly spiced. The mashed potatoes hail from Idaho, the turnip greens promise fat back and the fried corn will be fresh from the cob. They saved more green apples for a fitting dessert with very proper crust, and it’s a la mode.)

For reservations please go to:
Title: A Taste of the Civil War
Speaker: Andrew F. Smith, Roger Smith Hotel
501 Lexington avenue
New York, NY 10017
Hosted By: Roger Smith Hotel:  Contact the Host

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Book description:  From the first shot fired at Ft. Sumter on April 12, 1861, to the last shot fired at Appomattox, food played a crucial role in the Civil War.  The North mobilized its agricultural resources; the South did not. As  a result, the North fed its civilians and military, and still had massive amounts of food to export to Europe, while the South starved, morale tanked, desertions increased, and the Confederacy collapsed because it could neither feed its troops or civilians. Also included will be a discussion of how the Civil War created the modern American food system.

Speaker’s Bio: Andrew F. Smith is the author or editor of 19 books, including his latest, Starving the South: How the North Won the Civil War. He teaches Food Studies at the New School. For more about him, visit his Website: Purchase from Amazon


Marty Martindale

About Marty Martindale

Foodsite Magazine and Marty aim to help the cooking-challenged avoid dependence on others due to lack of cooking knowhow. We concentrate on quick breakfasts, portable lunches and “good-4-u” night meals. With readily available web translation, the magazine explains separate foods, a little of their history, their nutrition, suggested “go-withs,” serving ideas and links to foodsites with recipes.

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