This episode and next, we will focus on select seasonal traditions. On Christmas Day, I will read a family friendly 19th century Holiday story that you can listen to without your headphones on. On New Year’s Day, we will begin Chapter Three, The Queen of Exploitation. She was a legendary woman, and was the true pioneer of San Francisco’s Chinatown. Her story will highlight important aspects of the role the Chinese played in America’s Largest Migration, The Gold Rush. My name is Andrea Anderson, and this is Queens of the Mines, The Yule Log Edition.
I have news for those of you love the podcast, and have tried to share it with your friends and family who do not “do podcasts” without luck. I now have an answer! The stories from the 2019 episodes have been compiled into an ebook with photographs, through Kindle on Amazon, and there is a gifting option, so you can send it as a holiday gift. Support the continuation of Queens of the Mines by purchasing this ebook for friends, family or yourself! It also includes some of the gold rush recipes shared today and next week.
I found the Great Western Cookbook from 1851 and I have been excited to share some of the recipes with you. I found it interesting to read in a woman’s words, the work it took to make things that are so simple for us today. You may be able to try some of these yourself. Next week, and well, next year, I will share more.
This week - coffee, beverages and sweets. Thank you to The Chop Shop of Jamestown and Columbia Mercantile 1855
Resources: Penne Restad - Christmas in America (OUP, 1995), Yule (Ærre-Giuli, Hrutmanudhr , Jól, Jul, Yuletide, December),okhistory.org, 1851 Mrs A. M. Collins The Great Western Cookbook, History.com, wicca.com, smithsonianmag.com Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies, FairyTale Waltz by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license Winter, Carol of the Bells by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license Night snow Asher Fulero, Fresh fallen snow Chris Haugen