As Americans began to move west, many things changed, including the foods they ate and how they prepared their meals. An engaging narrative presents readers with fascinating facts about this crucial period of growth in the United States--with a unique emphasis on food. Detailed images, including primary sources, aid in setting the scene. Readers are then encouraged to bring a taste of this time to the present by making some of the foods they read about. These detailed recipes work with the text to create a history lesson readers won't soon forget.