Founding Foodies

Founding Foodies

How Washington, Jefferson, and Franklin Revolutionized American Cuisine

eBook - 2010
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Who Were the Original Foodies? Beyond their legacy as revolutionaries and politicians, the Founding Fathers of America were first and foremost a group of farmers. Passionate about the land and the bounty it produced, their love of food and the art of eating created what would ultimately become America's diverse food culture. Like many of today's foodies, the Founding Fathers were ardent supporters of sustainable farming and ranching, exotic imported foods, brewing, distilling, and wine appreciation. Washington, Jefferson, and Franklin penned original recipes, encouraged local production of beer and wine, and shared their delight in food with friends and fellow politicians. In The Founding Foodies, food writer Dave DeWitt entertainingly describes how some of America's most famous colonial leaders not only established America's political destiny, but also revolutionized the very foods we eat. Features over thirty authentic colonial recipes, including: <ul type=disc> Thomas Jefferson's ice cream A recipe for beer by George Washington Martha Washington's fruitcake Medford rum punch Terrapin soup.
Publisher: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks, ?2010.
ISBN: 9781402258992
Branch Call Number: Internet Access
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 317 pages) :,illustrations.


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Jan 18, 2017

Founding Foodies is a fun and pleasant read and good to pass a few hours. It is more entertaining than in depth. Since it was enjoyable, I completely recommend it, but it may not further research papers. It includes some recipes, which are fun. Townsend & sons videos of how to make 18th century food (online) are a nice accompaniment to the book.

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