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Dining with the Washingtons: Historic Recipes, Entertainment, and Hospitality from Mount Vernon

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Combining vivid photography with engaging essays, Dining with the Washingtons explores the menus, diet, and styles of entertaining that characterized the beloved home of the nation's principal founding father.

Compelling accounts, historic artwork, and images of gardens, table settings, prepared food, and objects from the Mount Vernon collection blend to shed fresh light on the daily lives of George and Martha Washington, on their ceaseless stream of household guests and those who served them, and on the ways food and drink reflected the culture of eighteenth-century America. Featuring a foreword by former White House executive chef Walter Scheib and more than 90 historic recipes adapted for today's kitchens by renowned culinary historian Nancy Carter Crump, this book is ideal for veteran and novice cooks alike as well as for those wishing to learn about both formal and everyday dining at Mount Vernon. Drawing from a wide range of sources, including memoirs, diaries, plantation documents, archaeological research, and the personal correspondence of the Washington family and their visitors, this charming volume brings the household of America's first president and his wife vividly to life for modern-day readers.

The contributors are:

Steven T. Bashore, Manager of Historic Trades, Mount Vernon

Carol Borchert Cadou, Robert H. Smith Senior Curator and Vice President for Collections, Mount Vernon

Nancy Carter Crump, author and founder, Culinary Historians of Virginia

J. Dean Norton, Director of Horticulture, Mount Vernon

Dennis J. Pogue, Vice President of Preservation, Mount Vernon

Walter Scheib, former executive chef, The White House

Mary V. Thompson, Research Historian, Mount Vernon

Esther White, Director of Archaeology, Mount Vernon

About the Author

Stephen A. McLeod is assistant to the president and CEO at George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens. He is editor of The Mount Vernon Ladies' Association: 150 Years of Restoring George Washington's Home.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807835265
Author:
Mcleod, Stephen A.
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Author:
McLeod, Stephen
Author:
McLeod, Stephen A.
Subject:
History
Subject:
George Washington
Subject:
Martha Washington
Subject:
Mount Vernon
Subject:
hearthside cooking
Subject:
Nelly Custis Lewis
Subject:
Plantation
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
Hospitality
Subject:
Barbecue
Subject:
Coffee
Subject:
Tea
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
Milling
Subject:
Gardening
Subject:
Levees.
Subject:
Whiskey
Subject:
Pork
Subject:
smokehouse
Subject:
Ham.
Subject:
Hercules the Chef
Subject:
Frank Lee the Butler
Subject:
18th-century cooking
Subject:
18th-century kitchen
Subject:
Distillery
Subject:
gristmill
Subject:
Potomac River.
Subject:
Fisheries
Subject:
18th-century dining
Subject:
18th-century decorative arts
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Historical Food and Cooking
Subject:
Cooking and Food-US General
Subject:
18th-century k
Subject:
itchen
Publication Date:
20111131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
230 color illus.
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
10 x 10 in

Related Subjects

Cooking and Food » Reference and Etiquette » Historical Food and Cooking
Cooking and Food » Regional and Ethnic » Americana
Cooking and Food » Regional and Ethnic » United States » Ethnic
Cooking and Food » Regional and Ethnic » United States » General
History and Social Science » Americana » Southern States
History and Social Science » US History » Colonial America

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