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The City Tavern Cookbook
Recipes from the Birthplace of American Cuisine
By (author) Walter Staib

Summary

Experience authentic early American culinary history at America's first restaurant, without leaving your home!
For history buffs who like to eat, there is no better gift or souvenir of the ultimate American landmark. The City Tavern restaurant 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:
  • West Indies pepperpot soup
  • Roasted duckling with chutney
  • Martha Washington's chocolate mousse cake
  • Thomas Jefferson's 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.

about Walter Staib

  • Walter Staib is a renowned chef, who has won many prestigious awards including the Chevalier de l’Ordre du Mérite Agricole de la République Française. He is the author of multiple cookbooks, his most recent being The City Tavern Cookbook, and he also stars in the corresponding CN8 television show, World Cuisine of the Black Forest.

    Fernando Juarez has illustrated several picture books for various Spanish publishers. He is also one of the contributing animators for Planet 51 the new 3-D movie coming out from Sony pictures in November, 2009. He lives with his wife and three children in Spain.

other editions

  • Hardcover | ISBN 9780762434176
    Pub date: 05/12/2009 | Price: 43.99 Canada/$35.00
    392 Pages
    COOKING / General
    COOKING / Individual Chefs & Restaurants *
    HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA)
    COOKING / Regional & Ethnic / American / Middle Atlantic States
    COOKING / History

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