By Chef Walter Staib, with Molly Yun and Diana Wolkow. Photographs by Todd Trice. Foreword by David McCullough. ISBN 978-0-7627-9143-9. Copyright 2013. Hardcover with 236 pages including index.
Walter Staib, chef and host of the Emmy Award winning PBS series, "A Taste of History", has brought forth a cookbook capturing the grandeur of the 18th century sweet table. For the finale course of an eighteenth century meal, hostesses arranged elaborate sweet tables which were displays of ornate beauty and delicious edibles meant to leave guests with a lasting impression.
A Sweet Taste of History contains more than 100 elegant dessert recipes from America’s earliest days updated for the modern cook. The recipes include George Washington’s Small Beer, I Cannot Tell a Lie Cherry Pie, and Martha Washington’s Chocolate Mousse Cake.