By Walter Staib and Jennifer Fox with illustrations by Fernando Juarez. ISBN: 978-0-7624-3598-2. Copyright 2010. Hardcover with 38 pages including time line and the recipe for “Old-fashioned Cornbread”.
This wonderfully illustrated volume gives young readers a behind-the-scenes-look at 18th century America and Philadelphia’s City Tavern. The City Tavern was a fashionable place to meet friends, do business, discuss politics, play cards or share a tasty meal. George Washington, John Adams, and Benjamin Franklin were all patrons of the tavern that hosted some of America’s biggest events including the first official Independence Day which was celebrated with dancing, merriment, and a feast with 20 different dishes.