Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Review: What Was Cooking in Martha Washington's Presidential Mansions? by Tanya Larkin (Cooking Through American History)

Synopsis: Describes Martha Washington, wife of the first president of the United States, her activities during the Revolutionary Was and as first lady, and some of the foods she served at various stages in her life. Includes recipes (from the online description)

Review: With clear, simple, language, this book explores the dining and dishes of the Washingtons during George Washington's Presidency. The book moves historically through each house they lived in, describing their dining style, guests, and meals. Included are many of Martha's recipes, including Cherry Bread Pudding and Baked Apples. The recipes are simple enough for children (with some adult supervision) to make and enjoy. I recommend this book for kids who want to explore history in a tangible way.

Bookmarks: 7 of 10

Awards: None

ISBN: 0-8239-5606-7
Date Finished: 8-19-2015
Pages: 23

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