I had two different lovely ways of starting this post, I don’t remember enough about either to try and recreate one.
One morning I read Wagon Wheel Kitchens by Jacqueline Williams. Okay, Okay. I started it the night before and I finished it after lunch. That being said I only read the preface, then I had twenty minutes or so left. I also started late, played some games, and took a couple of short breaks.
Quite frankly unless you were interested in American History, Strong Women, Off Grid Cooking, or some other similar thing you would probably find this book pretty boring.
I personally find all of those things interesting to a degree, so I loved that book.
Things I really liked about it: the description of Independence Rock, the occasional recipes, the tidbits of other history and of course the descriptions of the fuels they used. Actually that is not fully true, buffalo chips sound awful, but not the worst fuel…
It is a history book, more than a cookbook.
I was a little confused about one interpretation of one of the sources, but other than that I loved it. (I thought red root was red root) When I home school it will be a book on the reading list.