We learned a few ideas from the Farnsworth House in Gettysburg. Sweeney’s Tavern is the casual side of this fine dining spot, more suitable for the likes of us. Both feature “authentic Civil War food,” and we had to wonder – what is that?
Another twist on our unusual diet, with a few dishes we might replicate. The platter of sweetbreads and apple butter reminded me of tasty pound cakes with a little extra. The Peanut Soup – “a Georgia Militia Favorite” – was creamy and tasty. Deconstructing it, I think we might be able to pull it off with peanut butter, chicken boullion, powdered milk, and water.
Rum pie, however, will just have to wait for off-trail cooking: think of a fluffy chocolate meringue pie except it’s pure white and tastes like rum.
Served up by gals and guys in period (1860s) dress inside a shadowy wood room full of memoribilia from the move “Gettysburg,” it was one of our more memorable off-trail meals.