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By Rae Katherine Eighmey

Abraham Lincoln within the Kitchen is a culinary biography in contrast to any ahead of. The very statement of the title--that Abraham Lincoln cooked--is attention-grabbing and actual. it is an perception into the typical lifetime of one in every of our nation's favourite and so much esteemed presidents and the way to adventure flavors and textures of the earlier. Eighmey solves riddles corresponding to what kind of barbeque might be served to millions at political rallies whilst paper plates and napkins did not exist, and what gingerbread recipe might have been Lincoln's early life favourite whilst few households owned cookie cutters and he may hold the cookies in his pocket. via Eighmey's eyes and culinary examine and experiments--including sleuthing for Lincoln's grocery accounts in Springfield ledgers and turning a yard grill right into a cast iron stove--the meals that Lincoln loved, cooked, or served are translated into glossy recipes in order that actual food and meals of 1820-1865 are attainable for domestic chefs. be at liberty to tug up a chair to Lincoln's table.

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