The wild west was wilder than you might imagine; forget about all those western movies. These were tough times indeed. In the old days, there was literally nothing, no roads, no services, no electricity. It’s easy to see why food wasn’t very sophisticated either.
So, what did cowboys really ate? The truth is somewhat disturbing. Think you could survive cowboy days in the wild west? Here’s what they had to eat to survive. Saddle your horse and let’s see what’s for dinner in the wild west.
A cowboy’s menu would be pretty straightforward, even dull, but they did enjoy some oddities. One of these strange dishes is pemmican. Imagine rendered animal fat or lard flavored with powdered dried meat, hardened into a quirky 1800s power bar with a coating texture and a meaty taste. That’s pemmican right there.
Talking about junk food, right? Of course, this snack was easy to carry around and gave cowboys lots of necessary energy. We guess getting shot at wasn’t the worst thing that could happen to you in the wild west.