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Eric S.

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  1. Thank you guys for your awesome feedback, I will definitely have to check out those cool books about various salting, curing, fermentation, smoking, curing, canning, pickling, drying and other preservation aids. I'm glad it was pointed out that humans have kept some food preservation techniques simply for taste and I will definitely have to check out Anthony Bourdain's show and see if I can find any Pleistocene storage containers laying around. I'll probably post some more recipes here soon once I find more Thank you guys! Eric S.
  2. Good afternoon! I have recently joined this forum and already have a few questions in mind. Historically humans didn't always have the advantages of refrigerators and other more more modern food preservation aids, what recipes and foods did they use to maximize the shelf life of their food? Doing some preliminary research revealed several recipes such as various sugar preserves or conserves, Joe froggers, pemmican, hard tack, hermit cookies, portable soup and salt pork. The most widespread food storage seems to rely on salt or sugar to reduce the moisture of a recipe and provide anti-microbial properties. Here is a great article on Joe Froggers: https://blog.library.si.edu/blog/2016/11/01/joe-froggers-weight-past-cookie/#.XcskjVdKgZ0 And I would also recommend checking out the YouTube channel Townsend, they have great historical recipes for pemmican, hard tack, portable soup and other dishes. https://www.youtube.com/user/jastownsendandson Thank you for your time!
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