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Historic Period Foods

Easy Historic Period Foods for Pot Lucks

So I hear you saying: “All I have time to do before one of these potluck things is run to the Kroger and pick up something quick.  How can I possibly make an attempt at historic period foods?”  And to you I say:  Here’s a list of a few things you can pick up at your local grocery store and stay well within the boundaries set up for pre-17th century Western European food.  There’s lots more, but this ‘shopping list’ can help you get started.

Chestnut and Butternut Squash Soup

Chestnut and Butternut Squash Soup

Full of Fall flavors, this rich soup has a creamy texture even if you don’t add any cream or non-diary milk!  Fresh chestnuts make an appearance in the Fall and early Winter, the perfect time to make some Chestnut Puree.   Once you’ve made the puree, use it to make this as a  starter for your Thanksgiving meal, or create this delicious autumnal soup for a cold night to pair with a soup or sandwich!