Edited by Stephen A. McLeod with contributions from Steven T. Bashore, Carol Borchert Cadou, Nancy Carter Crump, J. Dean Norton, Dennis J. Pogue, Walter Scheib, Mary V. Thompson and Esther White. Foreword by Walter Scheib. ISBN 978-0-8078-3526-5. Copyright 2011. Hardcover with 208 pages including 230 color illustrations, notes, and index. Mount Vernon's long awaited definitive entertaining and recipe book combines vivid photography and engaging essays to shed fresh light on the daily lives of George and Martha Washington, on their ceaseless stream of household guests and those who served them, and on the ways food and drink reflected the culture of 18th century America. Featuring a foreword by former White House executive chef Walter Scheib and more than 90 historic recipes adapted for today's kitchens by renowned culinary historian Nancy Carter Crump, this book is ideal for veteran and novice cooks alike as well as for those wishing to learn about both formal and everyday dining at Mount Vernon. A Mount Vernon bookplate, signed by Stephen McLeod, is included with your purchase.
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