What’s Cooking in the Kitchen with Leah?

Here we have three lovely kitchen appliances that Leah, the Vance’s enslaved cook, may have used when preparing meals for the Vance Family. The first is the sausage stuffer, used like a syringe, it is used to squeeze the ground meat and spices into the sausage casing to make a proper sausage. Our second item is a coffee grinder. A fairly simple tool used to grind coffee beans so that they can be used to brew a fine cup of coffee. Lastly we have a device for toasting bread. Once a loaf of bread had gotten a bit of mold on it, which was common in such a damp area, it would usually be sliced and toasted to burn off the bits of mold making it safe to eat. This was a fairly simple practice to not waste any bread. Leah would have likely used these items and more when preparing meals for the Vance family and their customers at their drovers stand in Marshall.

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