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Rice for Fraunces Tavern Museum [Regnery Gateway: Chicago] 1983 (p.
And, of course, seasonal availability was still a consideration. About food supply in the South "The Confederate-controlled Fort Henry and Fort Donelson protected major agricultural areas in Western Tennessee and well as crucial railroads and rivers on which provisions were transported withing the Confederacy... ---SOURCE: Macon [Daily] Telegraph, Macon Georgia, October 31, 1861 (p.
In Great Britain food rationing was the managed by the Ministry of Food.
Cookbooks published during war years provide a wealth of information on prices, menus and rationing.
Congressman Samuel Read wrote his wife in 1775: We sit in Congress generally till half-past three o'clock, and once till five o'clock, and then I dine at City Tavern, where a few of us have established a table for each day in the week, save Saturday when there is a general dinner....
A dinner is ordered for the number, eight, and whatever is deficient of that number is to be paid for at two shillings and six pence a head, and each that attends pays only the expense of the day." ---Early American Taverns: For the Entertainment of Friends and Strangers, Kym S.
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HISTORICAL USA RETAIL FOOD PRICES: SOURCES, SURVEYS & DATA [1600-1860] The Value of a Dollar: Colonial Era to the Civil War, prices extracted from advertisements, newspapers, commodities listings, and personal inventories.  Sears Roebuck and Company Catalog, mail order groceries  "New Facts on the Increased Cost of Living," New York Times, March 27, 1910 (p. [1913-1923] Average retail food prices for 51 cities, Monthly Labor Review, March 1923  Food for the Worker/Frances Stern & Gertrude Spitz [1928 & 1929] Average retail food prices for 51 cities, Monthly Labor Review, December 1929  Thanksgiving food prices  Good Cooking Made Easy/Haseltine & Dow [1980-present] Average retail food prices --by product and region Colonial American tavern (publik house, ordinary) prices were set by law.