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12 Month Naval Food Project

Postby TheBibliophile » October 5th, 2016, 8:46 am

Dear All,
I am just about to embark on a 12 month personal research project on Naval food (fact and fiction) which will allow me to combine my naval studies with time in the kitchen experimenting.
The results will be posted on my blog as and when. I will update you here and on twitter when I have something new to share.

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Re: 12 Month Naval Food Project

Postby Skarpskytten » October 5th, 2016, 5:15 pm

Nice! And remember, "always choose the lesser of two weevils."
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Re: 12 Month Naval Food Project

Postby TheBibliophile » October 5th, 2016, 6:02 pm

:lol:
Funnily enough, experiments with the right flour blend for ships biscuit are the first lesson. making salt beef and pork, the second.
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Re: 12 Month Naval Food Project

Postby researchingreg » October 8th, 2016, 1:21 pm

I am really interested in what sailors ate. However I have been studying the ships logs of one of our family ancestors who was an East Indiaman captain in the mid 18th century and he gives details of provisioning the ships with food but not on the way it was prepared.
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Re: 12 Month Naval Food Project

Postby TheBibliophile » October 8th, 2016, 7:08 pm

That's interesting greg, wonder how merchant victualling differed....
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Re: 12 Month Naval Food Project

Postby Shannon Selin » October 10th, 2016, 8:00 pm

Great project, Keith. Looking forward to future posts (will RT them as well).

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Re: 12 Month Naval Food Project

Postby TheBibliophile » October 16th, 2016, 5:50 pm

A new post is now live (Ships Biscuit)
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Re: 12 Month Naval Food Project

Postby Josh&Historyland » October 17th, 2016, 12:19 pm

Fun post Bib.
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Re: 12 Month Naval Food Project

Postby TheBibliophile » October 17th, 2016, 2:41 pm

Thanks Josh :)
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Re: 12 Month Naval Food Project

Postby Skarpskytten » October 18th, 2016, 6:57 am

Josh&Historyland wrote:Fun post Bib.


Yes, brilliant!

Whats next? Rancid meat? :mrgreen:
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