Passenger Pigeon Recipes

Do you like your pigeon roasted or stewed? Passenger Pigeons were tasty and soon became a sought-after source of cheap meat. Breeding and migrating in very large groups, they were easily slaughtered by the hundreds of thousands and loaded on railroad cars bound for markets back East.

Mrs. Rorer’s Philadelphia Cook Book
https://archive.org/stream/mrsrorersphilade00rorerich#page/200/mode/2up

Mrs. Lincoln’s Boston Cook Book
https://archive.org/stream/lincolnsbostcook00lincrich#page/262/mode/2up

 

 

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