An interesting fact during the Civil War that fascinated me was, men soldiers weren’t used to preparing their own food, “was a completely foreign concept.” Soldiers were forced to adjust themselves into a new way of eating. A union soldier, Lawrence VanAlstyne, described what a dinner and breakfast looked like, they were very limited in what each soldier got. Coffee was the only warm thing they had, it kept them warm in the cold days of war. After the first loss of the Union Battle, Sanderson, a member of the sanitary who became concerned with the food preparation and quality for soldiers, proposed training to soldiers of the basics of cooking. After training, the skilled cook would receive a monthly salary of $50.
A food that I cannot live without with is FLAUTAS, aka, tacos dorados!