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

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By Rae Katherine Eighmey

Abraham Lincoln within the Kitchen is a culinary biography not like any earlier than. The very statement of the title--that Abraham Lincoln cooked--is attention-grabbing and real. it truly is an perception into the typical lifetime of one in all our nation's favourite and such a lot esteemed presidents and the way to adventure flavors and textures of the earlier. Eighmey solves riddles similar to what kind of barbeque will be served to millions at political rallies whilst paper plates and napkins did not exist, and what gingerbread recipe might have been Lincoln's youth favourite while few households owned cookie cutters and he may well hold the cookies in his pocket. via Eighmey's eyes and culinary study 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 sleek recipes in order that actual foodstuff and meals of 1820-1865 are attainable for domestic chefs. be happy to drag up a chair to Lincoln's table.

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