Abraham Lincoln in the Kitchen: A Culinary View of Lincoln's by Rae Katherine Eighmey

By Rae Katherine Eighmey

Abraham Lincoln within the Kitchen is a culinary biography in contrast to any sooner than. The very statement of the title--that Abraham Lincoln cooked--is interesting and real. it truly is an perception into the typical lifetime of one among our nation's favourite and so much esteemed presidents and the way to adventure flavors and textures of the prior. Eighmey solves riddles resembling what form of fish fry might be served to hundreds of thousands at political rallies while paper plates and napkins did not exist, and what gingerbread recipe might have been Lincoln's adolescence favourite while few households owned cookie cutters and he may well hold the cookies in his pocket. via Eighmey's eyes and culinary learn and experiments--including sleuthing for Lincoln's grocery money owed in Springfield ledgers and turning a yard grill right into a forged iron stove--the meals that Lincoln loved, cooked, or served are translated into smooth recipes in order that real nutrients and meals of 1820-1865 are attainable for domestic chefs. be at liberty to drag up a chair to Lincoln's table.

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