From the National Park Foundation:
What’s more American than blueberry pie? Apparently, pie made with rendered bear fat.
Over the past few years, I’ve started a collection of national park-inspired recipes. This isn’t your typical granola trail food. Instead, I’m looking for food narratives that help us better understand our land and our history. Since food is culturally universal yet infinitely variable, it’s been a delicious way to explore the American identity.
In honor of the Fourth of July, a time of picnics and barbecues, I dug up a recipe that dials back the clock 100 years, to a time and place where “homemade” was the only option and everything was locally sourced.
To read the history of the pie and get the recipe, click here.