02 Mar 2012, Posted by admin in READ, 0 Comments
We — yeah, really me, myself and I — like to think of Dining With the Washingtons as the cookbook antidote to all of those “breaking” news stories on what the presidential candidates are eating on the campaign trail. (In a nutshell, fast food: Burgers, hot dogs, fries and plenty of Pizza Ranches on the Republican side.) Nothing like an election year to get you back in that good old-fashioned cooking mood.
06 Oct 2010, Posted by admin in EAT, 0 Comments
If Thomas Jefferson happens to be among those on your “if I could invite three people in history to dinner” list, you probably already know to serve the man a nice bottle of French wine (actually, he’d likely appreciate a stateside tasting to sample a few of those American wines he helped sire).
George Washington? That first president thing is trickier, as those fifth grade history lessons conveniently left out any mention of the 2,250 square foot distillery he constructed at Mount Vernon in 1797, one of the largest rye whiskey distilleries in early America. Within two years, our enterprising first president was pumping out as much as 10,000 gallons of whiskey annually, and making quite a pretty penny ($7,500 in 1799, or about $93,000).