• Fort Parade Ground and Officers Quarters as seen from Guardhouse

    Fort Scott

    National Historic Site Kansas

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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
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Did You Know?

African American, American Indian, and white soldiers trained at Fort Scott.

Soldiers at Fort Scott formed the first "rainbow coalition" during the Civil War. African American, American Indian, and Euro American soldiers fought in this area. Many, including the First Kansas Colored, Sixth Kansas Cavalry, and elements of the Indian Home Guard trained at Fort Scott.