With more than 300 tempting, simple-to-make recipes and full-color photography, City Tavern will help home chefs and history buffs alike recreate the same dishes enjoyed by George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin. Featuring traditional favorites such as West Indies pepperpot soup, roasted duckling with chutney, Martha Washingtonâ€™s recipe for chocolate mousse cake, and Thomas Jeffersonâ€™s own recipe for sweet-potato biscuits, this bookâ€™s recipes are sure to entice adults and children alike, while simultaneously providing them with a wealth of fascinating American and culinary history!
More than just a cookbook, City Tavern is a treasury of American history.
- Hardcover: 392 pages
- Publisher: Running Press (May 12, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0762434171
- ISBN-13: 978-0762434176
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.5 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds
Average Customer Review (57 customer reviews)
A fine presentation for any collection strong in American cuisine, By Midwest Book Review
July 18, 2009
THE CITY TAVERN COOKBOOK: RECIPES FROM THE BIRTHPLACE OF AMERICAN CUISINE discusses both the food and the social and political atmosphere of 18th century Philadelphia, gathering and presenting recipes for over 300 dishes from roasted duckling with chutney to a chocolate mousse cake made by Martha Washington. Color photos pepper a fine presentation for any collection strong in American cuisine.
Excellent Historic Cuisine That's Just Perfect for Today, By A Life-long Learner/Reader
November 22, 2010
I love the recipes in this book. They are sophisticated in flavors but simple in technique and aimed at the family cook and family table. I highly recommend the accompanied DVD series 'A Taste of History' that's available on the City Tavern website.
Great Cookbook, By S. Newell
February 11, 2010
I am a big history buff, so I love all of the facts that are written along with the recipes. I am not a master cook and figured the recipes would be difficult. That is not the case. I have made 4 so far and they have turned out great!