How to make a food commonly eaten by pirates (hardtack)

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  1. OrionSenpai

    OrionSenpai Honorable Pirate

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  2. Bart Gunshot

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    Just add some weevils and it's perfect.
     
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    Ive made this before and had it, it was an extra credit thing for history, it just tastes salty.
     
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    Who here thinks that weevil covered hardtack is better than regular non-weevil covered hardtack?
     
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    The weevils supply all the flavor. Personally, I can't stand my hardtack without some weevils crawling within it.
     
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    Honestly, weevils provide extra protein, which is crucial for maintaining adequate muscle tone in starvation situations (:confused:)
     
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    And! Honestly... If weevil infested hardtack was good enough for ancient sailors and explorers... then it's good enough for me! *coughs and gags a little* :)
     
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    There is a YouTube channel (Townsends - https://www.youtube.com/user/jastownsendandson) where the presenter talks about and MAKES foods of the 1700s to the 1800s. Granted, some Pirates History predates those time periods. But I can't imagine the food produced by the English & French changes much over that time. They have some great recipes that are easy to prepare & cook (I've tried a few). Currently I am trying to find a local butcher (here in San Diego County, most "dedicated butcher shops" are non-existent) who can provide me with some Beef Liver Fat with which I can make Suet...Townsends & Sons shows how to make it! Then I am going to try to make Pemmican! -)

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  9. TonyThePirate

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    This food will stays in your body for years maybe xD
     
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