By Walter Staib with Jennifer Lindner. Foreword by David McCullough. ISBN 0-7624-1554-1. Copyright 2003. Hardcover with 264 pages including bibliography and index, plus 8 pages of glossy, color photographs.
In this marvelous sequel to City Tavern Cookbook, Chef Staib provides more than 175 authentic American recipes for the very same breads and desserts enjoyed by our forefathers when they convened at City Tavern over two centuries ago. The City Tavern was the social, political, and economic center of late-18th century Philadelphia. Men like George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and even Benedict Arnold spent many nights there discussing the future of the fledgling nation while enjoying the cuisine.
Treat your family and friends to the enduring flavors of history with these authentic, mouth-watering recipes including Martha Washington’s Chocolate Mousse Cake, Thomas Jefferson’s Sweet Potato Biscuits, and Berry Preserves, similar to those served the guests at George Washington’s Mount Vernon. Chef Staib himself spent time at Mount Vernon while researching and filming his television series “A Taste of History”!