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by Ernest Thompson Seton


Foodcraft
(Midjim)

The Degree of Foodcraft may be conferred on any one who takes nine of these tests

1. Know a balanced diet for daily living that will meet requirements of the body.

2. Know the value of cereals and the proper preparation of corn, wheat, rice, barley, and rye for bread and porridges, etc.

3. Cook in camp for a week for four people.

4. Understand the terms proteids, carbohydrates, and tell which foods contain them, in what proportion, and whether available for the human body and whether easily assimilated.

5. Know a balanced vegetarian diet and prepare menus of same for a week at camp.

6. Know the local wild plants available for salads and prepare a salad of same.

7. Dry sweet green corn for camp use, either in sun or in oven. Other vegetable may be substituted, if dried in same way.

8. Dry any fruits for camp use-apples, peaches, cherries, etc.

9. Know 25 edible mushrooms.

10. Know how to prepare "cottage cheese."

11. Bake five batches of good bread, one to be in reflector baker; one to be in frying pan.

12. Train a class in camp cooking, showing and making them do it properly.

13. Tell how a camp should protect its foods, milk, meat, and exposed foods.

For "How To" Information, See: The Birch Bark Roll

 

 

   

 

 


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