There is no other place in the United States where you can experience authentic early American culinary history. City Tavern was the social, political, and economic center of late 18th-century Philadelphia. Called the "most genteel" tavern in America by John Adams, it gained fame as the gathering place for members of the Continental Congresses and ...
There is no other place in the United States where you can experience authentic early American culinary history. City Tavern was the social, political, and economic center of late 18th-century Philadelphia. Called the "most genteel" tavern in America by John Adams, it gained fame as the gathering place for members of the Continental Congresses and the Constitutional Convention, and for officials of the early Federal Government. 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 Washington's recipe for chocolate mousse cake, and Thomas Jefferson's own recipe for sweet-potato biscuits, this book'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.
Very good. The dust jacket has minor shelf wear. Boards are solid, and spine is square and tight. Previous owner's initials written on the front free endpaper, but the pages are otherwise clean unmarked. All items guaranteed, and a portion of each sale supports social programs in Los Angeles. Ships from CA.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. Dust jacket very good, light scuffing to wraps. Brown hardcover with gilt titles to front board and spine. Very good, bumping to top front edge. First edition, First printing, illustrated end papers. Illustrated thru out with wood cuts by Bowles and Carver. Forewords by Michael Batterberry and John Mariani. 223 pages with index, resources, and selected bibliography.
I lived in Philadelphia for 2 years. The book provides a comforting mini-tour of the old city. I have tried the recipes. They are quite tasty. The book itself is a handsome addition to my book collection. I appreciate the service as the book was delivered promptly and in very good condition. I would reccomend this book to any one who wants to attempt preparing reminiscent menus and enjoy a small "bite" of history. Take care!
Aug 12, 2010
Well Done Cookbook
I have enjoyed the TV show that chef Staib has been doing and am thankful that it is brought to life within the pages of this book. The historical elements of the food upon which our forefathers dined are very enlightening. I recommend this to any lover of both history and well-prepared food. The recipes are very easy to prepare at home and our family has done so and enjoy them quite often.
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