Over 150 full-color photos inspired by nineteenth century recipes, anecdotes, and the Civil War
History Lover’s Cookbook will transport readers through the Battle of First Bull Run/Manassas to April 9, 1865, where General Robert E. Lee stood under an apple tree to dispatch his surrender to General Grant. Do you know what he was eating when he surrendered?
Prepare a picnic of lemonade, raspberry shrub, mint julep, fried chicken, ham sandwiches, potato salad with boiled dressing, cold slaw, soda biscuits and quince marmalade to observe one of the many Civil War re-enactments throughout the United States.
Enjoy eating tea cakes while viewing more than 150 full-color photos of replica Civil War items, re-enactors portraying Abraham Lincoln, Generals Custer, Lee and Grant, foods and recipes inspired by the nineteenth century.
Share in the Union’s Thanksgiving holiday by preparing recipes from the chapter, Siege at Petersburg.
Find out what General Grant ate every morning with his breakfast.
Roxe Anne Peacock brings the nineteenth century and Civil War era to life through the wonderful photography depicted throughout the book.
Roxe Anne Peacock is the author of two mysteries, Fatal Catch and Leave No Trace, which is sold by Simon and Schuster. History Lover's Cookbook was inspired by the author's love of history, cooking, and her mother, father, and grandfather owning restaurants and working as cooks. Her grandfather, Anastasios Kavadas was born March 3, 1892 in Lefkado, Greece. His first trip to America was at the age of 14 as a stowaway. He returned to Greece. Then he traveled to the USA later on the ship TSS Themistocles from the Port of Patras and landed at Ellis Island February 24, 1912. he later simplified his name to Thomas Robert, and eventually found his way to Dixon, Illinois. He didn't become a citizen until 1960. Roxe Anne's Grandpa Tom owned several restaurants including the Chuckwagon and Villa Café. The Chuckwagon was directly across from the train depot. On Friday nights, people would come from over 60 miles away to line up for blocks to eat his fish fry. He was also an avid fisherman, as was most of her family. She grew up with the river as her backyard. The author spent many hours playing in the restaurant and helped serve customers as a young girl. Her Grandpa Tom's restaurant also had a butcher shop in the back. The taste of meat has never been the same since he passed. Grandpa Tom had a good heart and offered free meals to the poor and gave them money. Roxe Anne's mom, Dorothy, also worked at the restaurant as a cook, even though she was divorced from Roxe Anne's dad. Her dad also owned many restaurants. Roxe Anne has currently completed her latest cookbook, Smokin' Good Eats and hopes to have it available spring 2017. She is currently working on another cookbook, Cooking to Live and a science fiction series, Alien Justice.