HW2: Food and Coffee during the Civil War

        The most fascinating thing about a Civil War soldier’s diet is they have a very limited amount of food. Union soldiers were fed pork or beef, usually salted and boiled to extend the shelf life, coffee, sugar, salt, vinegar, and sometimes dried fruits and vegetables if they were in season. Hardtack, a type of biscuit made from unleavened flour and water, was commonly used to stave off hunger on both sides. After baking, hardtack was dried to increase its shelf life.

         In my opinion, the food I can’t live without are white rice and soup.  As we know that white rice is the best source of carbohydrate which can offer energy to our body. And also, In china, Cantonese is attention to health care and they are good at making Chinese medicine soup to keep their health.


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