“Armies march on their stomachs”

Greeting loyal readers and fellow maremmas. Now as you all know, daddy has his own blog and this is one of his posts. Unfortunately, they did not share their dinnere with the three bestest mareemas in all the land. Some mutterings about how it would be wasted on the dogs.

The Woolshed Wargamer

Napoleon (or perhaps Frederick the Great)said that ‘armies march on their stomachs’. The same goes for Woolshedwargamers and Mrs Woolshedwargamers.  As many of those who know me personally know I am not the slimmest person in the world – I probably rank about middling in the Wargamer Sizing Chart for clothes. I like food and I like cooking.

Recently I discovered the Youtube channel of Jas. Townsend and Sons who do 18th and early-19th  Century reenactment cooking with original recipes and as far as possible, original cooking implements and methods.  This is one of his recipes adapted to our thoroughly 1970s kitchen.

Pork A La Normand (Pork and Apples cooked in Cider)

img_6855Ingredients: A chopped up medium onion, a couple of apples diced, 1lb Pork pieces (450g), 1/3 Cup Wholemeal or Stoneground Flour, 2 tsp Nutmeg, Bottle of  Cider, 1 tsp salt and not shown 1/2 tsp ground black pepper…

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2 Responses to “Armies march on their stomachs”

  1. fredrieka says:

    March on

  2. what a fab timing! we look for victorian recipes, maybe we can find some there :o)

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