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Privations of 18th Century Soldiers

—– A little out of the norm for our cooking series –

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  1. This is an important video and I’m glad you made it. Schools only teach dates and main events of history; they don’t dig down into the realities faced by the people who lived it. One of my favorite books is The First American Army by Bruce Chadwick and he mentions the hardships faced by ordinary soldiers.

  2. What is the purpose of adding a piece of candle wax to the rice? Does it add anything nutritious or just “filling”?

    1. Candles back then were made from Tallow which is beef or deer fat. It would add a bit of fat and flavour to the rice.

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