Exploring diets of Mormon pioneers

From molasses to corn cakes, the food our ancestors ate is an important part of history and can tell a story in itself.

“Pioneers were eating all kinds of surprising and interesting things. Brigham Young liked to eat pigeons,” said Brock Cheney of Willard, a Mormon food expert, blogger and author.

Cheney will be reading from his freshly published book, “Plain but Wholesome: Foodways of the Mormon Pioneers” (University of Utah Press), at the 15th Annual Utah Humanities Book Festival, a string of literary events throughout the state in October for National Book Month.

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