The Mount Vernon Cookbook: Virginia Home of George Washington

The Mount Vernon Cookbook Virginia from the home of George Washington is a historical cookbook with over 100 recipes from both colonial and contemporary times including Gloucester Julep, Gateau De Nancy, Great Grandmother's Corn Pudding, and Apple Dumplings. 

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Format: Hardcover spiral bound, 244 pages. 

Copyright: 1990, Third Printing 

Publisher: The Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union 

Author: The Founder Washington Committee for Historic Mount Vernon 

ISBN: 9780931917134

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Description: The fine food and gracious hospitality that characterized George and Martha Washington's 18th-century entertaining is reflected in The Mount Vernon Cookbook, a collection of "receipts" (recipes) assembled by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, the private, non-profit organization that has owned and operated the historic home of George Washington since 1858. The receipts, many of which have been passed down through several generations, feature ingredients that were available to 18th-century cooks but use modern methods of preparation and cooking. 

  • Historical introduction describing 18th-century cooking and entertaining at Mount Vernon.
  • More than a hundred receipts for colonial and modern favorites, such as Virginia Ham Biscuits, Clam Fritters, Rolled Leg of Lamb, Corn Pudding and Hot Mulled Wine.
  • Stunning color photo- graphs of George Washington's mansion, gardens and grounds.
  • Nancy Reagan's Monkey Bread receipt, Barbara Bush's receipt for Wine Jelly, and Lady Bird Johnson's Spoon Bread receipt.

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Condition: Good condition. 

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