• Fort Parade Ground and Officers Quarters as seen from Guardhouse

    Fort Scott

    National Historic Site Kansas

Cooking - Spices Used in Cooking

  • Salt
  • Pepper white-black-red (cayenne)
  • Mustard
  • Marjoram
  • Sage
  • Mints
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Parsley
  • Anise
  • Horse Radish
  • Saffron
  • Liquorice
  • Chervil
  • Garlic
  • Coriander
  • Water Cress
  • Savory
  • Angelica
  • Mace
  • Nutmeg
  • Cloves
  • Bay Leaves
  • Tarragon
  • Chives
  • Dill

This list consists of twenty-six spices. This is only a sampling of a host of flavorings that were used to add flavor to food.

For more information about spices, follow this link-Spices

Pot for stew
Cooking Main Page

Did You Know?

Park volunteer, Anatika Timmons-Lee (now deceased) portrays Anna in a dramatic presentation.

Many officers at Fort Scott in the 1840s owned slaves. One particular slave, Anna, was rented to Hiero Wilson, post sutler. Born free and educated, she was kidnapped into slavery in 1820, In 1849, she regained her freedom, married, operated a hotel in Eastern Kansas, and later became a pioneer.