What did Rocky Mountain fur trappers eat? Not tofu, nor kale wraps
Food & Provisions of the Mountain Men
offers glimpse of 19th century frontier diet
3rd edition expanded to 80 pages, color cover,
three new chapters, 50+ illustrations
SAN DIEGO, CA, April 3, 2017—What did the Rocky Mountain fur trappers eat? Not tofu, nor kale wraps, that’s for sure.
Food & Provisions of the Mountain Men: A Guide to Authentic Provisions of Fur Trappers, Traders and Explorers in the Early American West, offers a glimpse of the 19th century frontier diet, which consisted mostly of meat. But during “starvin’ times,” they’d resort to whatever they could find, whether it be thistle root or rattlesnake.
The book takes the reader back to a diet touted at the time as “the most wholesome food to the constitution of man.”
Author Larry “Friar” Edwards created this guide for those who participate in re-enactments of mountain man rendezvous and historical encampments. However, it’s also for anyone interested in history, and the lifestyles and hardships endured by these adventurous folks at a time when beaver fur was worth more than gold.
The items presented have been gleaned from trappers’ and explorers’ journals, and diaries of travellers to the Far West, as well as trading post inventory records, and lists of provisions for the annual fur-trapper rendezvous in the 1820s and 1830s.
This third edition has been expanded to 80 pages and features a color cover, three additional chapters, additonal recipes, and more than 50 illustrations.
Available at Amazon and other retail outlets.