In the 1870s, people traveling west of the Mississippi were still venturing into the wild. Loud, smoke-belching trains might have cut across the rough terrain, but harsh weather, rigid seats, and short breaks for bad food in the middle of nowhere showed that the West was by no means won. Entrepreneur Fred Harvey had an eye for such problems and a verve for the impossible. In 1876, he began establishing high quality dining rooms along the Santa Fe Railway, and his Harvey Houses helped change the entire picture of the American West. Recapture the sprit of the first Western railway excursions with The Harvey House Cookbook. Its 200-plus vintage recipes (many simple to prepare), numerous period photos, and fascinating Fred Harvey story will take readers back to one of America’s legendary experiences in the Old West. 7 x 9", 194 pages, softbound.
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