Dining at Monticello In Good Taste and Abundance
Edition: 2005 (Gift)
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Description: Among Thomas Jefferson's flaws, according to Patrick Henry, was the manner in which "he has abjured his native victuals in favor of French cuisine." While Jefferson's years in Paris enhanced his fondness for French food, the offerings at Monticello incorporated Continental cuisine with more common Virginian fare, yielding a celebrated blend of cultures and traditions. Dining at Monticello: In Good Taste and Abundancecombines recipes, background essays, and lush illustrations to provide an inviting view of the renowned hospitality offered at Thomas Jefferson's table. Ten introductory essays by Monticello scholars and by outside experts illuminate all areas of food and drink at Jefferson's home, ranging from the groceries and wine imported from Europe, to the recently revealed kitchen restoration, to the African Americans who participated in this rich food culture at every stage. Following these essays are seventy-five recipes found in the family manuscripts, some written in Jefferson's own hand. Updated by Damon Lee Fowler, author ofClassical Southern Cooking, the recipes are authentic to the period yet accessible to the home cook. Filled with anecdotes, recipes, solid information, and beautiful color photography, this book satisfies both hunger and curiosity.
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List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Publication date: 12/13/2011
Size: 10.25" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
|Thomas Jefferson's place in American food history|
|Nourishing the Congress : hospitality at the president's house|
|Like clockwork : French influence in Monticello's kitchen|
|Carrying the keys : women and housekeeping at Monticello|
|African Americans and Monticello's food culture|
|"A declaration of wants" : provisioning the Monticello table|
|Thomas Jefferson's favorite vegetables|
|Thomas Jefferson's table : evidence and influences|
|Dining at Monticello : the "feast of reason"|
|Jefferson and wine : a "necessary of life"|
|A note on the recipes|