Dining with the Washingtons
Historic Recipes, Entertaining, and Hospitality from Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon’s long awaited definitive entertaining and recipe book combines vivid photography and engaging essays to shed fresh light on the daily lives of George and Martha Washington, on their ceaseless stream of household guests and those who served them, and on the ways food and drink reflected the culture of 18th century America.
Featuring a foreword by former White House executive chef Walter Scheib and more than 90 historic recipes adapted for today’s kitchens by renowned culinary historian Nancy Carter Crump, this book is ideal for veteran and novice cooks alike as well as for those wishing to learn about both formal and everyday dining at Mount Vernon.
This book offers beautiful photographs of Mount Vernon, and shows the prepared food on china and serveware used by the Washingtons.
•That Hospitable Mansion:
Welcoming Guests at Mount Vernon
•Served up in Excellent Order: Everyday Dining at
•An Excellent Table: The Art of Dining at Mount Vernon
•An Abundance of Every Thing: Mount Vernon's Fruit
and Vegetable Gardens
•Drink and Be Merry: Liquor and Wine at Mount Vernon
Hardcover, 208 pages