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 ahead of. The very statement of the title--that Abraham Lincoln cooked--is interesting and real. it truly is an perception into the typical lifetime of certainly one of our nation's favourite and such a lot esteemed presidents and the way to adventure flavors and textures of the earlier. Eighmey solves riddles equivalent to what form of fish fry should 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 possibly hold the cookies in his pocket. via Eighmey's eyes and culinary study and experiments--including sleuthing for Lincoln's grocery accounts 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 foodstuff 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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