The City Tavern Cookbook

The City Tavern Cookbook

Recipes From the Birthplace of American Cuisine

Book - 2009
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Baker & Taylor
Paying tribute to the early culinary history of America, a collection of more than three hundred easy-to-make recipes from Philadelphia's historic City Tavern re-creates many of the dishes enjoyed by America's Founding Fathers, including such traditional favorites as West Indies pepperpot soup and Thomas Jefferson's personal recipe for sweet potato biscuits. 50,000 first printing.

Perseus Publishing
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.

& Taylor

Collects more than three hundred recipes from Philadelphia's historic eatery, including stuffed roasted quail, ale-braised sausage, pumpkin gratin, roasted sweetbreads, and Martha Washington's chocolate mousse cake.

Publisher: Philadelphia, Pa. : Running Press, 2009
ISBN: 9780762434176
Branch Call Number: 641.5 S775c
Characteristics: 392 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Bauer, Paul
City Tavern (Restaurant)


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